A weekly Belly Dance and World Beat event in SF featuring the Bay Area’s most eclectic DJs and dancers, breaking barriers of genre and culture. Weekly Belly Dance Performances by resident and guest dancers curated by Gina Grandi and DJ Amar. Resident DJs, Guest DJs and Live Acts.We are a collective of DJs, Dancers, Musicians and Visual Artists from various backgrounds, coming together in an effort to bring an eclectic global culture to the dancefloor.
Expect Out-of-the-Ordinary when you come to Underground Nomads. Expect something different every time. Expect Underground – a place away from the mainstream. Underground Nomads came into existence as a collaborative effort to revive SF’s World Music culture, bringing together the vibe from Cheb i Sabbah’s legendary Tuesdays at Nickie’s, The Tribal Belly Dance Thursdays and middle eastern nights (which featured Ultra Gypsy, DJ Sep, Soulsalaam, Jef Stott and more) and Jose Ruis’ World Music Fridays at El Rio, Belly Dance evenings at Amira and many more amazing regular nights that existed back in the day in SF.
Underground Nomads founders are Cheb i Sabbah, DJ Sep, DJ Amar, Dulce Vita, Gina Grandi and Eloise Yvette. Our current crew includes residents DJ Amar, Santero, Suresh and Dulce Vita – and honorary resident forever Cheb i Sabbah, who started the night with us and inspired us all musically. We aim to keep his music and energy alive on the dancefloor with you. Gina Grandi is our resident photographer and instagrammer. Calamity Sam manages and updates the website, flyers and promo materials. Tatyana is our 5th Tuesday Benefit coordinator and MC. Jimmy Love designed our logo and original graphics.
On any given night, you will find either one of our resident DJs, one of our extended family of residents like Jimmy Love, Maneesh the Twister, Janaka Selekta, Jef Stott, among others, and Special Guests visiting town. We have brought guests from as far as Japan (Makyo) and Austria (Dunkelbunt). As we grow, our roster of musical guests will grow with us. We often have dancers visiting from all over the world making guest appearances as well.
We begin the nights with an hour of music, followed a set of dance performances and open dancing. Visit our Dancers page for our growing list of resident and guest dancers.
Performers will be announced each week on the Facebook page and here on the website.
8-10 PM, $5-10 Cover, 21+
*Come early so you don’t miss the awesome dance performances.
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