Happy Spring Equinox!
Didn’t the year just turn? Well we are moving into Spring with an exciting array of events and projects in the works. After a busy 2011, we have had some down time and are gearing back up for some great things. First thing you’ll notice is the new emailer format. I have switched to using MailChimp (yeah, I like the name :). Hopefully the switchover will be glitch free as I work out the monkeys. This email is a test run. Please let me know how you like the new format or if you notice any issues. I still keep the emails to approximately monthly, with occasional special announcements, so you’re not bombarded. I am one to unsubscribe from lists that send daily or even weekly emails repeating all the same stuff.
March 28: UMBER POLS
Debut concert in Thousand Oaks. Tickets
Umber Pols is the new project from DJ Amar and concert pianist Michael Glenn Williams. The show is a mix of dance/club scene and classical music concert.
March 29: ZULU LOUNGE LA
A Vaudevillian Spectacular! Tickets
An evening of fanfare, dancing, live music, magicians, contortionists, circus performers, burlesque, DJs and a whole lot of FUN!
MARDI LOVE, Princess Farhana, Heather Shoopman, Aubre Hill, Entropy Arts, The Flying Morgans, Bella Luna, Calamity Sam, Cherchez La Femme, Srishti Dance, Michaella Manning, Viola Lala Mia, Daniella White ….and many more! Music by DJ Amar, DJ Psychotropic, Dance Hall Pimps (unplugged), Zulu.
April 11: JET SET – DJ Santero’s weekly at Luka’s Taproom & Lounge in Oakland with Special guest DJ Amar spinning an eclectic mix of global sounds. No Cover
April 14: NON STOP BHANGRA #80 at its new location, Public Works SF
Bhangra & Bollywood Month featuring Prashant from Portland and DJ Precaution . Residents Jimmy Love, Sol Rising, Amar on visuals, Pavit on dhol, Marcus painting
and The HOOKAHDOME in the loft featuring Surya Dub’s Kush Arora, Opulent Temple’s Dulce Vita, Jef Stott with MC Rai and Drumspyder.
Summer: (More details in next emailer)
DUB MISSION – SF’s World Renowned Dub night, in its 15th year running, Featuring DJ Sep with resident DJs J Boogie, Vinnie Esparza, Luduchris and Maneesh the Twister plus special guests. Check the calendar at dubmission.com
New projects underway, and a couple of announcements:
Cheb i Sabbah‘s new benefit album has just been released, with an amazing mix of music, including a track by my father, G.S. Sachdev. Info Here.
After a rough few months and an amazing recovery, he is back touring. He be returning from India in April and joining us at the Tribal Fest AfterParty and at Non Stop Bhangra in May. Promoters should know that he is available now for summer bookings. All proceeds from the new album will go toward his continued cancer treatment.
I am currently working on the first track to be featured in a performance video project featuring Jennifer Faust and Freyja. This will be the first of several tracks I will be producing as part of my album that is expected to be released at the end of the year. Information is on my Kickstarter page.
I have been working on a new collaboration project, Umber Pols, with concert Pianist Michael glenn Williams. Our first performance is next week.
My article on the importance of music in dance performance is about to be published in Fuse: A Tribal and Fusion Belly Dance Magazine.
TRIBAL FEST 2012 AFTER-PARTY
Limited Presale with no fees until tix officially go on sale April 1
2 new albums by G.S. Sachdev
Available on CD or for download