Full Moon Dub: DJ Sep Extended Global Dub Set + Miss Kelly’s Birthday

Extended dj set by DJ Sep spinning a worldly mix of her signature dubwise sounds with an ethnic flair. We are lucky to have DJ sep among our resident crew. While many of you get to see her at Dub Mission playing a more roots, reggae dub style set, you now have the opportunity to be on the dancefloor as she pulls the classics out of her global closet and brings new treasures from around the world to the dancefloor. Think KPFA’s Off The Beaten Path (Radio show hosted by DJ Sep for many years) meets Electric Vardo (Sep is one of the original co-founders of Electric Vardo) Meets Dub Mission (Weekly Sunday dub/reggae/dancehall night in SF that is about to celebrate its 17 year Anniversary), all in one night. Can’t miss that!

Birthday Celebration for Miss Kelly featuring belly dance performances by Marci Ann, Amber Burke and Miss Kelly. In celebration of Miss Kelly’s birthday, we convene together with one of tribal fusion’s original raqstars. It’s going to be a very special night as we celebrate her sweet and sassy self, and enjoy her elegant and beautiful dancing. For this night, we celebrate Miss Kelly, one of the original members of the groundbreaking dance companies out of San Diego, Urban Tribal Belly dance, directed by Heather Stants. Miss Kelly now lives in San Francisco and continues to be active in dance and pursue belly dance as an art. A good friend and long time advocate of dance, Miss Kelly brings her friends for a fierce night of belly dance that you won’t forget.

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F8 is now introducing Drink Specials on Underground Nomads nights. This week we will have $2 Red Stripes and $3 shots of Fernet. They have all sorts of great drink options including an awesome Happy Hour until 10pm.

Come early and enjoy the evening at the bar. Remember, we begin at 9pm with warm chill global vibes. We start charging at 9:30. Dance Performances kick off shortly after 10pm, followed by DJ sets for the rest of the night.

$5 entry after 9:30. 2-for-1 before 11 if you ask.
21+ only. 1192 Folsom St, SF

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Launch Party Dance Performances

So here’s the deal, if you haven’t heard yet … Underground Nomads is a new weekly in SF where some of the finest local Global Beat DJs have joined forces with the Bay Area’s most amazing dance performance artists – bringing in Special Guests from near and far to join the resident crew.

Each Tuesday, we begin at 9pm, with a Happy Hour warmup set where you can chill to ambient tribal vibes. Dance performances kick off at 10pm, followed by our DJs rockin the dancefloor for the rest of the night.

This week, we bring you Resident DULCE VITA, joined by Special Guest KITTY D (See Previous post for details), for your dancing pleasure. Our featured Dance Performance artist is ERICA.

Erica has performed in the Bay area for more than ten years, captivating audiences with her contagious smile, sensual moves, joyful dance, and technical skill. Her graceful and passionate embodiment of bellydance has been influenced by studies in Tribal Fusion, Cabaret Bellydance, Turkish Roman, Persian, jazz, and traditional folkloric dances. She has performed professionally in theaters, restaurants, private parties, and nightclubs since 2002. Past performance experience includes work with Ultra Gypsy, Elizabeth Strong, Damage Control Dance Theater, L’Anonyme Collective, Miriam Peretz’s Student Ensemble, and Adara Dance Company. Erica has also studied with and been influenced by Jill Parker, Miriam Peretz, Suhaila Salimpour (certified), Elizabeth Strong, (as well as her teacher Reyhan), Kami Liddle, Mira Betz, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, and Ansuya. Currently, Erica is a principal dancer in Adara Dance Company, and well as performing solo work.

Launch Party … Dulce Vita + Kitty D

We are coming up on the Official Underground Nomads Launch Party, and doing it up big with a bass-bangin duo that you will not want to miss.

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You know her from the Massive dancefloors of the Opulent Temple: Underground Nomads resident Dulce Vita …

… Joined by Beat Church’s Kitty D, together on one night to celebrate our new weekly.

As usual, we will feature dance performances by some of the bay area’s most revered performance artists (performance lineup to be added this weekend).

As is the deal every week, we start at 9pm. You can come early and chill for Happy Hour at the bar. $5 cover starting at 9:30. Dance Performances at 10pm. DJ sets following, for the rest of the night. Official end time is 1am, but we will keep going as long as you’re dancing – all the way till 2.

2-for-1 cover before 11pm (just mention it at the door).

Come hang out with us to celebrate our new home: F8 at 1192 Folsom (formerly Icon Lounge). Enjoy a bigger amazing sound system, spacious dancefloor with an intimate vibe, couches to lounge on, a well stocked bar with awesome drink specials and a very friendly staff. A welcoming experience from the moment you walk up to the doorstep.

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Live video stream from Cheb i Sabbah’s birthday night

“It’s 10pm and Dulce is rocking the floor. Dance performances are about to start, and Chebiji will take the decks shortly. Tune in from around the world or get your tush over to F8 if you are in or near SF. Tonight’s epicness is already in progress…”

That was the night’s beginning. Watch the recording from this amazing night with Cheb i Sabbah, wrapped between a sweet opening and closing set by Dulce Vita (The dance performances were missed due to the camera being aimed at the DJ booth). You still have the opportunity to turn this on, watch and listen while you turn your living room or bedroom into a dancefloor at home.

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Cheb i Sabbah Birthday Celebration, featuring SuperKate and more – Aug. 6th

We have a very special Underground Nomads night celebrating the life and music of CHEB i SABBAH with none other than Chebiji himself doing what he loves – sharing his music with you.

Please join us for a beautiful night on the dancefloor and celebrate the night with him, along with special guests and Underground Nomads resident: The Awesome DULCE VITA, warming up the night with a very unique global chill set beginning promptly at 9pm.

We have an extra Special Guest visiting town and performing with us on this special night, the Amazing SUPERKATE

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SuperKate is a passionate and talented performer, instructor, and choreographer based in New York City. The love of theatre, dance, and music pushes her to higher levels of creativity. You can find her dancing with Rakadu Gypsy Dance (Lexington, KY), Subee Djinn (Los Angeles, CA), solo performances around the nation, and occasionally alongside Belladonna Romka. She hopes others will be inspired by her passion and find their own voice and energy to give back to the world.

Also joining us will be a local favorite, RASA VITALIA

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Rasa Vitalia is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing artist.  A professional dancer, choreographer, and show designer for a variety of first-class Performing Arts celebrations and events, she puts her unique creativity and improvisational flair into each original performance. Rasa has over a decade of mastery and advanced study in multiple dance forms from around the globe, including Sacred Middle Eastern Dances, Bellydance (Raqs Sharki), Indian Bollywood, Afro-Brazilian Samba, Modern Funk, Hip Hop, Pop and Club dance. Her work has been described as “universal, entertaining” and “gracing the stage with great style and beauty.” As one of San Francisco’s most recognized Dance Artists, she is also frequently invited to be a featured artist in international productions.  Her achievements include “San Francisco’s Performing Artist of the Year Award, 2011-2012 (RAW Artists)” Artist-in-Residence at Supperclub San Francisco and Amsterdam, and working and performing with Grammy-award winning live musical acts Katdelic (P-Funk) and the Yuval Ron Ensemble (Israel). Rasa frequently contributes her talents to several worthy causes, including Pink Ribbon Int’l, The Vegetarian Society, and the Marine Mammal Center.  Rasa Vitalia is a creative visionary: expressing truth, celebrating life and capturing hearts.

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August 6th at 1192 Folsom St. (@8th)
The night begins at 9pm. You can arrive early for Happy Hour with great drink specials and food until 10pm, lounging and listening to Dulce Vita.
Free entry before 9:30 (Though your support is welcome, as proceeds go to help with Chebiji’s cancer treatment).
$5 cover after 9:30 (2-for-1 until 11, just ask at the door).

Dance Performances at 10pm, followed by open dancefloor with DJ Cheb i Sabbah, and a possible late night set with Dulce Vita to take you into the wee hours.

Thank you to F8 for hosting us on this special occasion and weekly from here forward.

July 30th – Opening night with JEF STOTT. Dancers MASHA and MARTA

Join us at our NEW VENUE This week, as we continue our Underground Nomads nights at F8 (1192 Folsom). This is a sweet spot (see previous post with pics and info.) that we are excited to be moving to.

We will be starting at 9pm, so come early. Happy Hour at the bar runs till 10, and there is no cover until 9:30. Check out the Venue’s Website for Drink Specials and food items.

DOOR PRIZE: First 50 people through the door receive a Free Pass to come back any 1 tuesday in August. Come before 9:30 and you have a double freebie.

Here’s what we have in store for you this week . . .
9-10pm, chill vibes warming up the room with ambient soundscapes.
10pm, Belly Dance performances by MASHA and MARTA
10:20 till you drop, JEFF STOTT rockin the dancefloor for a 3 HOUR TOUR through a world of Bass fueled sounds.
The night officially ends at 1am, but we will keep going as long as you’re there dancing – all the way till 2am.
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Composer, producer and performer JEF STOTT has been deftly navigating the realms of world fusion music for over a decade, where he has consistently been at the forefront of the International Global Bass movement. He released his 10th full-length studio production ARCANA in April 2012 on Six Degrees records.His sound is a conscious blend of the sacred in global bass culture which simultaneously reaches back to ancient traditions while pushing the future of music forward.An in demand performer, Jef Stott has embarked on several successful world tours that have taken him to festivals and club appearances in Asia, North America and Europe often sharing festival stages with the likes of contemporaries Thievery Corporation, Nickodemus, Gaudi, Makyo, Cheb I Sabbah, Beats Antique, David Starfire, Bobby Friction, FreQ Nasty, Janaka Selecta, Dub Gabriel, Kush Arora among others.Festival appearances include Symbiosis Pyramid Eclipse, Harmony Festival, Earthdance, Beloved, Outside Lands, Source Festival, Sea of Dreams, Green Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Shambala Music Festival and many large clubs and conferences around the world. Jef has recently become the Hookahdome (premiere Burning Man soundcamp) artistic director and main DJ for their events on and off the Playa.Jef is a highly accomplished lifelong multi-instrumentalist, adding a live performance element to his live shows with many instruments ranging from Arabic string and percussion instruments to guitars, bass drums and live electronics. Jef has lead several live ensembles on stage throughout his career.

Jef Stott’s DJ sets bring a sense of tribal community to the dance floor with dynamic live instrumentation and top shelf musicality from guest performers interplaying with original tracks and live remixes. The arc of his performances can range from the most delicate acoustic and ambient moments to the chakra blasting intensity of peak hour sonic bliss. He is a regular performer at Ecstatic Dance events around the world and is intuitively sensitive to the collective emotion of a moving dance floor.

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MASHA is a multi-award-winning dance artist specializing in Modern and Classic Egyptian belly dance styles. She is distinguished for her grace, refined musicality, and expansive dance training within and beyond the realms of Middle Eastern dance.

Masha offers weekly classes in Berkeley, CA. and can be seen performing regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

Visit MashaRaqs.com ( spelled R A Q S.com ) for more information.

MARTA SERRA (Bio coming soon).


Check out our mixes on soundcloud for a taste of what’s coming …

We hope you are enjoying our new site as we are building it. we hope more that you will join us at our new venue, F8 at 1192 Folsom in SF.

You should notice in the right column (or  way down below if you are viewing the mobile site), that in addition to facebook and Twitter widgets, we have added our soundcloud mixes for your listening pleasure.

We are working on an Underground Nomads Soundcloud page (or we may use mixcloud) to upload some of our live sets on occasion.

One exciting new thing at F8 is their video feed. We know that many of our supporters are from across the world, so we can now share our nights with you by recording our sets and bringing you to us through the internet. We may even run an occasional live feed. Of course, we hope to see you when you come to visit SF.

Tuesdays at F8 (1192 Folsom)