May 31st: Benefit for OKIZU with KYTAMI and more!

Here at Underground Nomads, we use any 5th Tuesdays to benefit a charity cause we believe in and want to support.

May’s benefit night will be in support of the fight against cancer.
We are raising funds for Okizu – Supporting Families with Childhood Cancer. The mission of Okizu is to provide peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer.

A Special Feature of the night will be a Live performance by Kytami, the amazing Violinist Extremist from Victoria, BC.

In addition to the live set, we will have an extended line up of dance performances featuring resident and special guest dancers, as well as dancefloor tunes by our resident DJs.

Performances will include pieces from:
Salimpour School
Aurora Rosa
Calamity Sam
Bindu Bolar
Surreyya
Carla Kerstens
Laila Astar
Ayre Briar
Wendy Marlatt

8pm doors
Performances at 9:30 and 10pm
Kytami Live set at 10:15

$5-20 sliding scale donation.

Coordinated by Isabel Perdomo and Amar

Underground Nomads is a weekly Global Beat and Dance Performance event with rotating dancers and DJs each week.
The event began as a way to bring our co-founder and inspiration Cheb i Sabbah, back to his fans during his battle with cancer, bringing him back to the legendary Nickies Tuesdays vibe. Cheb i Sabbah played at Underground Nomads until his last days here. We continue in his honor, keeping the Outernational vibe alive.

The mission of Okizu is to provide peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer.

More about our musical guest, KYTAMI:

Kytami hang head

If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and
new age, synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using only
a violin bow… but what more does she need?
Apparently nothing at all, as Kytami has already been dubbed a ‘music
revolutionary’ by Whats Up Magazine USA, a ‘violinistextremist’ here
at home, and has been summoned to bring her violin thunder to
audiences as far reaching as Taiwan, Dubai and Berlin.
Through an alchemy of classical, fiddle styles fused with the heavy
bass elements of Drum n Bass, Dubstep and Hip Hop, Kytami has managed
to soar above the constraints of musical genre and labeling and today
she is regularly dubbed Canada’s most diverse and engaging fiddle
player.

After co-founding the critically acclaimed global-fusion sound-storm
Delhi 2 Dublin in 2006 and subsequently co-songwriting them toward
international musical success until 2010, Kytami surged forward with
her own solo career. In short time she garnered her own accolades and
in 2013 won “Live Act of The Year” at the Vancouver Island Music
Awards and “Electronic/Dance Recording of the Year” at the 2013
Western Canadian Music Awards.

With all this enigma, what can you expect at a Kytami show? Well lets
start by straightening that out actually, the girl doesn’t play shows,
she detonates dance floors. Kytami is internationally renowned for one
thing: she rocks the fiddle like a woman possessed… and the audience
reacts to match.

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