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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

March 4: Fat Tuesday w/ DJ Dragonfly, Adara, Chandala, Angela, Andrea, Malia – Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras with us on Fat Tuesday with DJ Dragonfly dropping a global mix of sounds from Egypt to New Orleans. In festive spirit, he will surely some gems from Creole country mixed in to his extended dancefloor set.

Performances by residents Chandala Shiva and Angela, plus Special Guests Adara Dance Co., Andrea and Malia Delapenia from Hawaii (Performances start promptly at 10pm).

We will have Mardi Gras inspired Drink Specials and lots of fun on the dancefloor and at the bar!

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As one of the West Coast’s most notable and sought after old-school DJs in the festival scene, Dragonfly drops deep selections of ghetto tech’d, entheo-mystic ritual bass and trans-globalized whomp. Featuring smoldering rhythms and scorching selections that reference Gypsy, Balkan, Afro-Latino and Indo-Arabic sounds, samples and idioms, he integrates Bass Music’s sound design and steadfast genres of Glitch, Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Trap, House, Dub and Breaks.

Expect the unexpected; you’ll never hear the same set twice!

As a consummate crate-digger his days are spent down the rabbit-holes of sound, constantly discovering emerging talent and the hidden gems of sonic possibility. With an ear for the exotic and a background in movement arts, his approach is through the emotive keyhole of the psyche, while unlocking the heart of community. As a percussionist who’s adventured extensively throughout the near and far east, his mixes span all tempos and all genres of electronic dance music and are drenched in global idioms, accented with tribal motifs and woven into intoxicating rhythms and groove.

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Andrea is a performer and dance and fitness instructor from San Francisco. She has a background in Egyptian bellydance, but loves to mix it up with colorful props and other international dance styles. She directs and choreographs for her troupe Urban Mirage, who is producing a large show in July. Check her out on Facebook at Andrea Dance and Fitness or her website AndreaBellyDance.com.MaliaDelapeniashadows
Malia Delapenia is the people’s choice in Hawai’i as a Middle Eastern dance performer and instructor. Her energy and ability to captivate any audience with her crowd-pleasing choreographies and use of enchanting props has taken her to numerous prestigious events throughout Hawai’i, the US mainland, and Europe. We are very lucky and pleased to feature this talented performer during her tour of the SF Bay Area! Follow her on Facebook at Malia Delapenia or twitter at Bellydancermuse.

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Angela started belly dancing a little over 4 years ago in Fairbanks, Alaska. She moved to the Bay Area a year and a half ago, and now dances primarily with Jill Parker and the Foxglove Sweethearts. Angela has a background in Raqs Sharqi and Tribal Improv, as well as previous training in jazz dance. As a soloist, she now focuses on Fusion belly dance. As a performer, her primary goal is to let her dancing reflect her deep love of music and movement.
Chandala
Chandala Shiva is an award winning belly dancer and yoga instructor from the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Training with as many of her heroes as possible, she is completing her certification in Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements of Bellydance.  She is inspired by hard work, all things velvet and sparkly, and captivating music – but above all else, she dances from her heart.
Adara
Adara Dance Company is a melange of world dancers that fuse belly dance, central asian, and romance dances with contemporary choreographic sensibilities. The company’s influences include art nouveau, mythology, and surrealism. Under the direction of Natalie Nayun, Adara Dance Company dancers bring you a unique exciting performance experience.

Every Tuesday at F8 – 1192 Folsom, SF. $5 cover. 9pm-1am. Performances at 10pm.
Free before 9:30 or 2-for-1 until 11 if you ask.

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Feb 25: SEIX live, Kami Liddle’s Strange Brew Hafla, Dulce Vita, Gold Star Dance Co.

Ok, so we have another extra kick-ass Underground Nomads coming up this week.
We’re talking a live music ensemble, DJ sets … And 30 dancers – Yes, 30 dancers performing for you.

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The night starts early. 9pm doors as usual but the Performances start at 9:30pm Sharp. We have 2 sets of performances, 2 live music sets and dancefloor DJ sets.

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Special Features:

SEIX – Live quartet featuring members of The Fishtank Ensemble.
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A night with Seix is a night of Music, Love and Abandon. The music maps the far corners of the globe, and the luscious interiors of our souls. Turkish, Gipsy, Flamenco, Hungarian, and here and there a sensual nod to the greats of Rock and Roll.

KAMI LIDDLE‘s Strage Brew Hafla + Gold Star Dance Co featuring 20+ dancers performing at the show, plus Kami herself and Gold Star Dance Co.
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Gold Star Dance Company is an innovative dance company rooted in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance in which five strong stars have found their voice. Award winning dancer and choreographer Kami Liddle, a leading lady and respected authority in the Tribal Fusion Belly Dance genre who has taught in over two dozen countries, carefully selected these dancers to translate her choreographic vision. Gina Bruno, Rose Harden, Kae Montgomery and Julie Rea have all had their time in the studio to become the dancers they are today. Additionally, they come to Gold Star Dance Company with years of their own experience shining on stage. Together they have set out to combine this young and constantly evolving dance style with elements of jazz, modern, hip hop and classical ballet.Coming from varying backgrounds but firmly rooted and skilled in the movements of contemporary belly dance, Gold Star Dance Company aims to bring together the unique voices of these dancers through their shared musicality, technique, elegance and strength. Gold Star Dance Company Director and Choreographer Kami Liddle, whose choreographic work has been featured on PBS and on worldwide tours of the Belly Dance Super Stars, works to constantly refine and adjust the voice and compatibility of the dancers as a group.

And, of course, DULCE VITA rockin the decks.DulceShine
Dulce Vita, one of SF’s DJ Treasures, is a resident with Opulent Temple and Underground Nomads. See her profile page  above.

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Cover for this night will be a $5-10 sliding scale. We have an extra-big lineup and this is a fundraiser for Gold Star Dance Co. All proceeds go to the Musicians, Dancers, DJs and to keep these night going and growing.

October 22: Dulce Vita, Janaka Selekta, Sirenas Morenas, Kae Montgomery

This week, we have a reunion of sorts, with resident dancer Miss Kelly joined by Marci Ann and Medina to form the new trio Sirenas Morenas.

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Brought together by their love of the dance Miss Kelly, Marci Ann, and Medina Maitreya banded together instantly, each contributing their unique dance backgrounds to this project. From the graceful slink of Urban Tribal, the fiery edge of Atash Maya, and the beauty of The Bhoomi Project.
Together they are Sirenas Morenas.

Of course, it’s 4th Tuesday – so we have our beloved resident DJ Dulce Vita rockin the decks for your dancefloor pleasure.

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See Dulce Vita‘s Bio Page by clicking her photo above or clicking HERE.

Also joining us upon return from her tour in Japan, resident performer Kae Montgomery (Part of FatChanceBellyDance and Kami Liddle’s Goldstar).

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Kae Montgomery is a professional Tribal Style belly dancer who teaches and performs around the globe. She is a proud member of the world famous bellydance troupe, FatChanceBellyDance® as well as GoldStar directed by the BellyDanceSuperStarts, Kami Liddle. Kae just started new Tribal Belly Dance classes in Sunnyvale. Please join her at www.kaetribalbellydance.com and find out more about her fun and enriching classes!

Closing out the night, we have an encore set by Janaka Selekta, who joined us earlier this month, and will once again play at Underground Nomads before he heads back out on tour.

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Each Tuesday we begin at 9:00pm, with Free Entry before 9:30, Happy Hour till 10. Performances at 10pm. DJ Sets/open dancefloor after performances till 1am or later.

$5 cover after 9:30. Free before 9:30.

October 8: Kami’s B-day with Janaka, Amar, FCBD, Jodi Waseca, Kami Liddle + …

This week we celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite Dance Performance Artists KAMI LIDDLE, featuring Kami herself, residents FatChanceBellyDance and Jodi Waseca’s debut performance at Underground Nomads. All sorts of goodness, and that’s just the dance performance section of the night (10pm).

Rockin the dancefloor will be Janaka Selekta and DJ Amar (and possibly Cheb i Sabbah*)

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Janaka is back from India for a few shows with God’s Robots, and will be joining us for a Worldly style DJ set. Amar will be dropping a multi-cultural, multi-genre set. Last week, Janaka and Amar filled in for Cheb i Sabbah, and will be back again this week for more on their scheduled night. *It is possible that Chebiji will join us if he is feeling well enough to come out and play. Either way, the night will be for him, and proceeds will go to help with his continued cancer treatment. We will post an update Tuesday evening. Check back here for a new post, if you wan’t to check in to see if Chebiji will come and play. Your support by coming will help him either way.

One of the pioneers of SF’s Asian Massive scene known for his WORLDLY nights and DHAMAAL events, now producing some of the richest sounding electronic dub beats fused with classical Indian sound creating a unique mix on the dancefloor. Janaka has been performing with Cheb i Sabbah and subbing for him at his legendary Tuesdays at Nickies over the years. Amar had been subbing for Chebiji in the more recent years. This will be a bit of a special reunion on the Tuesday night dancefloor, at a great new venue on a great new eclectic night that the Underground Nomads crew has brought to SF.

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Jodi Waseca is a multi-faceted performer, most renowned for her out-of-the-box theatrical dance performances.  Besides being a sought after teacher and solo artist, she also is a part of bellydance troupes the Bhoomi Project, Joweh RAW, comedic dance troupe Fou Fou Ha, and does burlesque, go-go, and stage managing with the variety show voted one of the top 10 in the world, the Hubba Hubba Revue. She is the co-producer of the North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar and of Baxtalo Drom, and the co-manager of the Bhoomi Project. Jodi is also a professional fire performer with a strong ethical lean towards safety and beauty. www.jodiwaseca.com

Kami Liddle is one of the leading ladies of tribal fusion belly dance world and her resume includes being the tribal director and choreographer of the Bellydance Superstars to working with Beats Antique. She now directs her new dance project Gold Star which stunned crowds at Tribal Fest and Lightning in a Bottle. She is based out of San Francisco and teaches at the Fat Chance Studio as part of her ongoing series called Strange Brew. www.kamiliddle.com

Presenting the original improvisational bellydance form called American Tribal Style, FatChanceBellyDance. Since the creation of FatChanceBellyDance by Carolena Nericcio in 1987, the troupe has fascinated audiences worldwide with their exciting improvisational technique. Carolena has refined a montage of different “tribal” elements into what has been coined American Tribal Style bellydance. Through their participation in dance festivals, collaborative productions with other artists, and benefit shows for community events, FCBD has established a strong professional reputation in and out of the Bay Area for performing as well. www.fcbd.com

Underground Nomads
Tuesdays at F8 – 1192 Folsom
9pm-1am or later
$5 after 9:30pm, Free before 9:30
Dance Performances at 10pm.
Happy Hour Drink Specials early evening till 10.

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