Tonight’s AfterParty Schedule – Tickets at the door

Folks, the Big night is here. Following The FatchanceBellyDance Experience and UNMATA‘s Finale at Tribal Fest, Y’all are gonna head over to the Hopmonk Tavern for DJ Amar’s Electric Vardo show – Celebrating 10 Years of Electric Vardo AND 20 years of Solace Album Release Party.

Ticket notes below (for those who have purchased tickets online).
DOORS 9pm. Music starts at 9:30 in the Beer garden, Bar open with downtempo beats inside.
Kitchen is open till Midnight. Entrance is through the Beer Garden around the corner from the main entrance to the restaurant.


Beer Garden: Acoustic Live Lounge 9:30-10:15 Qabila Foundation: Qabila Drum Corps., Qabila Folkdance Co.
10:15-10:30 Pete List – Beatbox Baaja
10:30-10:50 Mandala Danceworks with Pete List & Jeremiah Soto
Move inside for 11pm kickoff in the Abbey
In the ABBEY
9pm-11pm Bar Open Downtempo DJ mixes, DJ Amar
11:00-11:08 Solunamar Album Preview Verbatim performing to DJ Amar’s new track Smoke’n’Swords
11:11-11:55 The Ruin of Ghosts Album Release Set Performances. Introductions by Jeremiah Soto 1. Samantha Riggs
2. Michaella Manning + Susan Frankovich
3. Jaydee Amrita Copperfiled
4. Tribal Tiger Lily
5. Violet Scrap
6. Omi Mahina
7. Irina
8. Ela Rogers
11:55-12:00 Pee Break Get a drink, stretch, dance 🙂
12:00-12:15 The Decadent Eccentric Luciterra with Chris Murdoch
12:15-12:45 DJ Amar Dancefloor DJ Set
12:45 Electric Vardo Live Kaeshi Chai & Sabrina Fox Improv with Amar & …
1:00 Serena Spears & Ebony Qualls Duet
1:05 The Samwich
1:15 Leon Mancilla AKA Vyper Synville
1:25-1:45 DJ Amar Dancefloor DJ set
1:45 Goodnight











NOTE: If you purchased Advance Tickets, your name will be at the door. Early orders should have receive a confirmation from Eventbrite after the original confirmation. Please be ready to show your confirmation on a phone or tablet, or printed, just in case. All should be good, but in the age of computers, things happen. So please be prepared. ALSO, BRING your ID. The club is 21+, so IDs will be checked. It will also help with the line.

Tickets are available at the door for $30. COME EARLY TO GET A GOOD SPOT. IT Will be Crowded.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

– Amar & the crew.

By solunamar

AfterParty Tickets at Tribal Fest – Tribal Tech Support booth

You can still get your tickets online:
Eventbrite - Electric Vardo Tribal Fest AfterParty - 2015
for DJ Amar’s Saturday AfterParty.
OR you can come to DJ Amar’s Tribal Tech Support table in the Blue Room (next to Geisha Moth and EyeCons) today (Friday). if you want to pay cash and get the presale price. Check in with Amar, he will be there most of the day, alongside Calamity Sam’s Calamitous Costumes and Karolina Lux’ Luxwear.
Come to the booth and grab a “Dance it Like you Love it” sticker or T-shirt, Butt Covers (aka I.T.S. skirts) and some bright bright colorful stuff. We also have Underground Nomads passes. Ask for one.



Tribal Tech Support is here if you need a CD Burned or emergency help with editing your music. We also have audio cable sets for ipods and laptops to plug into most sound systems. We will be here all weekend. Come see us.


Electric Vardo 10 Year Anniversary Set

We are celebrating TEN YEARS of Electric Vardo with great performances. DJ Amar is happy to share this line up with you!

Serena Spears and Ebony Quails Duet
2015 TF Afterparty Promo - Serena
Serena Spears is a New York City-based fusion dance performer and teacher.

She has performed across the country at festivals such as Art of the
Belly, Tribal Fest, Elevation, Tribal Massive, and Rakkasah, both as a
soloist and as part of group projects working with other fusion
dancers, like Sera Solstice, Sharon Kihara, and Ebony Qualls. She is a
current core member and principal dancer of Solstice Tribe, directed
by Sera Solstice.

As a soloist, Serena is known for her boundless energy, precise
technique, and commanding stage presence. A lover of unpredictable
movement, her work flows seamlessly from African to salsa, bellydance
to ballet, and hip hop to modern. Serena is ready to bring some
Afropop swagger to the Electric Vardo Tribal Fest After Party in the
form of a duet with Ebony.

2015 TF Afterparty Promo - Ebony

For over 10 years, Ebony has been teaching and performing both
traditional raqs sharqi and her own dynamic fusion belly dance style.

Ebony has taught and performed throughout Asia, Canada, Europe and the
United States. She has toured internationally with the world famous
Bellydance Superstars and Bellydance Evolution and has performed in
and choreographed for Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot. Ebony has performed
onstage with Grammy nominated band Thievery Corporation, with
electronic musician and performance artist Peaches, and with
Turkish/Electronic fusion recording artist Oojami.

She is also a founding instructor of Sahara Dance – Washington DC’s
Center for Middle Eastern Dance.

11174642_10152670927727470_717786451222916932_o (1)Kaeshi Chai is a world-fusion bellydancer who co-founded the professional dance companyBellyqueen and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of artists who create positive change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’sBellydance Evolution. She curates the weekly Djam NYC event showcasing dancers and musicians, and teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore it’s powerful, healing properties.

Since beginning her training in 1981, Sabrina Fox has been a dedicated student of dance. She has studied – and is continuing her education in – various styles such as Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, West African, Modern, American Tribal Style Bellydance, and Tribal Fusion Bellydance.

11027437_10152792284602849_4211119701759922927_nThe Samwich. There’s not much to say about this pair of Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey loving sass pots. Suffice it to say that providing entertainment is at the top of their list when working together.

1618527_853880638016826_270600154158998522_nLeon Mancilla is a performer at his core. After witnessing his set at Tribal Trove in San Diego, Amar immediately decided to grab him for the Tribal Fest Afterparty. Leon’s exuberance for life and dance shine through every move he makes.

VerbatimVerbatim and Amar go WAAAAAAYYYY back. They’ve made regular appearances at the Tribal Fest Afterparty since it’s start, and we’re excited to have them back as part of the Electric Vardo 10 year celebration.

10841964_10152688618221933_2203825566823290623_oFinally, the man himself. Amar has been with Electric Vardo since its beginnings. He continues to use it as a platform to further the knowledge of world music and provide a way to elevate belly dance in all of its forms. Come find him at Tribal Fest and say hello!

By solunamar



Two years ago, Kazoo productions covered our afterparty- this year, we are pleased to welcome them back!!

Proudly providing a direct gateway to the ego for over a decade.

KAZOO PRODUCTIONS is a grass-roots multimedia company located in the Edmonton, Alberta region. We provide professional photography, videography, graphic design and media consultation services for local events/performances.
As a husband and wife team with a lifelong interest in the creative use of audio/visual media to tell a story, we decided we’d dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of what we both loved to do. So, surrounded one evening by the Kaplan zoo, our family of rescued pets, “KAZOO” was born.
When asked about our capture of performance art and dance, we like to say we take the “Fred Astaire” approach. In Mr. Astaire’s contracts he specifically stated that all filming should include the entire dancer’s body and movements without zooming or cutting. In doing so you capture the creation of dance. This leaves the artist direction not in the hands of the videographer or editor, but in that of the dancer where it belongs.
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Mya Nirvana- Massage by Sadira

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Mya Nirvana- Massage by Sadira
Is your body tired (or GOING to be) from all the awesome that is Tribal Fest?!? You’re in luck, Pampering and Rejuvenation awaits you at the Saturday night Official Tribal Fest After Party. Recharge
your body before soaking in the last day of fantastic dance with a session in Sadira’s massage chair.  Providing luxurious Thai massage and adjustments all night, what’s better than a massage from a therapist with a dancer’s knowledge? Let her hook you up and stretch you out with the miracle that is Thai massage.

Early sign up available if you send her a message in advance- she will be in Sebastopol all week, so there are opportunities to book her for a private session where you are lodging.

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We met Rufio a few years back, and since then- it’s always been a pleasure to see him working events and shooting great photography. This year, he’s back at the Afterparty with a photo booth! He got some fun shots last year, so don’t miss your chance to make a memory of your Tribal Fest weekend!

Reckless Photography is blatant disregard for all that is content with normality, and creative expression that attempts to juxtapose the everyday with both passion and grit. Otherwise known as Rufio van Hoover, Reckless Photography has notably worked with Kami Liddle’s Gold Star Dance Company and Zoe Jakes’ House of Tarot in 2014, and regularly with Luciterra as their official photographer. Commonly found at side stage shooting performances, and tempting you into the photobooth at afterparties, Reckless Photography is excited once again to see you at Tribal Fest. Please take the time to introduce yourself when you get the chance!


By solunamar

Performer Feature: The Decadent Eccentric


So you all know Luciterra, right? They’re made of awesome, we think. Did you know they have another project called THE DECADENT ECCENTRIC? Well, now you do. This is a collaboration between the dancers of Luciterra and Chris Murdoch. They’ve cooked up an amazing piece, and we’re extremely excited to see it! Here’s a sneak peek of what you may see…

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Performer Feature: Mandala DanceWorks

Mandala by Rufio

They’re BACK! This time with a FULL, unFIRE experience for you to enjoy. These performers never fail to excite the audience with their skills, and we’re very excited to have them join the Afterparty line up again- this time with GLOW ARTS, in lieu of fire (due to the recent fire performance ban in Sonoma County. Find them in the Beer Garden for this Special Performance, following the Qabila Foundation’s Welcome Show.


Mandala Danceworks with the props they made Especially for the Tribal Fest AfterParty Fire Show. Note: Due to the recent Fire Ban in Sonoma County, they have modified their props to bring you an equally amazing Flow Show.

Mandala Danceworks is the result of collaborative efforts between Artistic Director Karin Lynge Jensen and her dancers. Whether creating intricate and athletic modern dance performances, or in its current manifestation as a Tribal Fusion troupe, Mandala Danceworks remains committed to producing and performing works of beauty, intricacy, power and passion. Mandala Danceworks draws its influences, movement and imagery from an extensive palette of historical, artistic and spiritual sources, striving to fuse mind, body and spirit for both audience and participant.

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Performer Feature: Verbatim

575823_10151658422796509_701337331_nWe all know Hot Pot Studios Rocks. And what comes out of Hot Pot? Nothing less than awesome. VERBATIM is BACK! They are part of the Electric Vardo family and an integral part of the afterparties from the beginning. We could NOT celebrate 10 years of music and dance without them. Don’t miss VERBATIM’s special Smoke’n’Swords performance opening the Stage Show in the Abbey together with DJ Amar, performing to one of his new tracks featuring Surreyya Hada from his upcoming release.

10534505_10204356292811521_4472644285614182226_nVerbatim Dance is a troupe of Teachers and performers in Belly Dance Fusion and Improvisational Tribal Style based out of Hot Pot Studios in Sacramento,CA

By solunamar