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May 6: DJ Suresh | GoldRush Edition – Special Event

This week, we bring you the GoldRush Belly Dance Edition, a Special night featuring performances by participants in this week’s GoldRush Belly Dance intensive. This is one of a few stops on the GoldRush trail bringing dancers from near and far to participate in workshops with some of SF’s pioneers in Tribal and Fusion belly dance.

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Joining us this night will be instructors Carolena Nericcio, Rita Alderucci, Kami Liddle and Jill Parker watching and giving critique to each performer, while you – the audience – get to cheer them on.

 

We will have an opening happy hour from 9-10pm, 2 sets of performances starting at 10pm, and open dancing with DJ Suresh and Underground Nomads’ resident bartender Demitria pouring your drinks all night.

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Selekta Shan aka Dj Suresh is a San Francisco based Dj who has been ’Groove Spinnin’  World Music in the city for the past 20 years. A former music buyer, who managed the  Jazz/Reggae/World Music departments for Tower Records and Virgin Megastores for over 15 years, reveals his passion and experience with blends of Dub, Latin, African, Arabian, Reggae, Brazilian to Bhangra sets that is fondly themed: Nagabeatz. Since hosting the Six Degrees Music nights at various venues in the city to residing at El Rio on friday nights for many years, he frequents as a guest Dj at the Non Stop Bhangra party. Spanning an era that shared decks with Djs Mongrel, Dragonfly, Cheb i Sabbah and Jimmy Love, the mission remains showcasing the soul and diversity of music from around the world.

9pm-1am
Performances at 10pm
DJ set 11:30pm-1am or later
$5-10 sliding scale cover
21 and over.

For more information on GoldRush, check their website at goldrushbellydance.com

October 15: DJ Sep + Boogiemeister/Adrian Blackhurst, Amberetta, Millie Maddox

This Tuesday we have a Special Guest joining us on a visit from Hawaii. No stranger to the global dub scene, DJ and Producer Adrian Blackhurst, became known in the World Music Electronica scene as a member of Vancouver, BC’s Beats Without Borders crew. With Maui as his current home-base/launching-pad, Adrian travels the world sharing his music, and is always a welcome guest when he rolls through town.

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Paired with DJ Sep, this night is sure to be an ethnically fuelled dubbified night on the dancefloor. Underground Nomads resident DJ Sep plays on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. You can also check her out on Sundays at Dub Mission, along with her crew, for SF’s longest running Reggae dance party. At Underground Nomads, she pulls out unique sets spanning a world of sounds with her signature dub vibes, bringing in elements from her years as a Bay Area world music DJ and host of KPFA’s Off The Beaten Path.

Each week, we have a brilliant mix of dance performances by some amazing local and visiting dancers. This week, we bring residents Amberetta and Millie Maddox.

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Amberetta is a second generation bellydancer who began performing at the age of five, studying ballet, jazz, and tap, as well as the piano. In 2004, she began studying Tribal Fusion dance with Andrea Perkins and performed with the Dandasha Dance Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In addition, Amberetta obtained her 230 hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Yoga Alliance through the Asheville Yoga Center in June 2010. In September of 2010, she relocated to the San Francisco area to pursue performance opportunities and further her dance education. In addition to her solo work, she performs Tribal Fusion Bellydance with RockaBelly under the direction of Kamille Hitz.

She presents the dance form she loves with a special mix of strength, independence, femininity, and dangerous curves. Tonight she will balance two very sharp, thirty-six inch scimitars as she performs her own original choreography.

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Millie Maddox is a professional 2D artist and animator with a background in the mobile video games industry. She discovered belly dance 7 years ago and took her very first class here in SF with The Mama of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Jill Parker. While working in NYC she continued her dance studies with Sera Solstice, Danielle Hutton and the East Coast Tribal stylization of movement. Cammi Darshan Vance was also one of her core teachers and heavily influenced the style of movement and emotion that she brings into her dance. Millie is a member of Cammi Darshan Vance’s troupe Petrichor with whom she has performed semi-professionally at Venus Uprising 2010, Tribal Fest 2012, and Danse du Ventre at the Alberta Rose theatre in Portland Oregon 2013. She also performed with Jill Parker’s Student troupe at Kafana Balkan this Summer. Millie has recently transplanted back to the Bay Area from from New York City and is currently immersing herself in the rich belly dance culture of San Francisco while in the process of developing with her own unique voice in dance. Millie also bakes killer gluten free brownies which you can find occasionally at Stephanie Field’s Sugarfoot Grits food pop up around San Francisco. Photo is courtesy of Jasmine Van T Productions.

BOOGIEMEISTER :: global beats n’ future funk (Beats Bazaar/Maui, HI)

Boogiemeister is the musical project of Adrian Blackhurst. He produces music, DJs & organizes music events on Maui. After co-founding Beats Without Borders monthly & band Delhi 2 Dublin, he moved to Maui & now focuses on solo music & his Beats Bazaar nights. He uses the almighty laptop and plays bass, guitar, synths, melodica, & various percussion that he often plays during his DJ sets as well! Boogiemeister produces & spins global beats, future funk, moombahton, electro-swing & gypsy breakbeats & then some, with the focus always on FUN & making people BOOGIE with the magic of music! – www.SoundCloud.com/Boogiemeister

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As usual, we kick off at 9pm.
DJ Set from 9-10
Dance Performances at 10
DJ Sets following performances for the rest of the night.
$5 cover. Free before 9:30.