August 9th: Celebration of Life! Cheb i Sabbah Tribute | Suresh | Paige Lawrence, Verbatim, Azure, Nathalie Tedrick Student Showcase

This week marks the birthday of the late Cheb i Sabbah, one of Underground Nomads’ esteemed co-founders and one of our dear friends and inspirations. Tuesday we will celebrate his life and the contributions he made to the world music and dance communities. Cheb i Sabbah’s music created the foundation for legendary dance music parties featuring global sound with bass fusion. He had a major hand in events that created a community and an outlet for American Tribal Style, Tribal and tribal fusion dancers to perform and share their art at a time when their style was considered controversial. Underground Nomads continues this tradition with our Tuesday night weekly hoping to carry the torch lit by Cheb i Sabbah.

This week Suresh is on the decks, carrying on in his stead and bringing you music to get you up and dancing. He is joined by our fantastic line-up of diverse, local dancers: Paige Lawrence, Verbatim, Azure, and Nathalie Tedrick’s Student Showcase. Come celebrate Chebiji’s life and accomplishments with us!


This week’s dancer spotlight is Nathalie Tedrick:

Nathalie Tedrick is a Northern California Bay Area native. She toured internationally for seven years with Miles Copeland’s Bellydance Superstars and has performed and taught Belly Dance across the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Her dancing has been featured on PBS, BBC, ABC, national and international commercials as well as various Persian music videos. Nathalie was honored to perform with the talented group Thievery Corporation during their West coast tour in 2015. Nathalie both teaches and performs regularly in the Bay Area and is privileged to share her art with the world. Her teaching schedule can be found on her website Emails can be directed to

Don’t miss out on watching this renowned dancer and her wonderful students!



Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, till midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. (*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask).



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