2016 Upcoming Events – January

Well here we go…

Wait, It’s 2016?

Sam and I have had a crazy (crazy good) year and website updates have fallen to the wayside. Coming off of a sweet lull in the tail end of 2015, we’re jumping into the new year with an awesome array of events that we are pretty excited about being a part of.


We’re gonna do our best to keep you updated in a more focused way this year. With all the social media clutter, it is really hard to concentrate and easy to forget about checking in directly with the people who support you. So … the plan forward is to (1) Post here regularly and (2) send out e-mails to our e-mail list. We are aiming to e-mail and post monthly-ish. No more. If you are on our e-mail list, you will get the info. there. You can always join by clicking on the e-mail list link in the menu above. If you’re not on the list, check in here. You can subscribe to get notified of updates. If you are on the facebooks and the tweeters and the instagrammies and tumblrs, you can follow us there. We DO have a New Facebook Group for Electric Vardo, if you wanna join. BUT – while things will get posted here and there, i’m gonna focus on e-mails and website – a central place you can come to for information on the following:
Electric Vardo events . Calamity Sam and DJ Amar’s whereabouts . Events we will be a part of . Tribal Tech Support . Electric Vardo Partner and Alumni events . Recommended events.

So …

Here we go with our first announcement of Events for 2016.

We are hosting a Special Edition of our Weekly World Beat & Belly Dance night with our 2nd Tuesday Residents DJ Amar, FatChanceBellyDance, Wendy Marlatt & May Yang, PLUS an ATS Jam with Amar mixing the beats for Homecoming Participants who wish to join the improv set.
Tuesday Jan 12 . 8pm – 12am . F8 – 1192 Folsom St., SF . $5
Check the weekly lineups at undergroundnomads.com

ATS-Homecoming1/14-17 – ATS HOMECOMING
Amar will be DJing a Thursday evening Dance Party following the Welcome Reception. ATS Homecoming celebrates their 2nd year with a full week of workshops (Mon-Thu in SF at FCBD Studio, Fri-Sun near SFO). There will be performance shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Electric Vardo’s Tribal Tech Support will be providing Sound and Lighting. Amar will be shooting video for the shows. Calamity Sam will be vending, bringing her famous “Butt Covers” and other goodies.

It’s the 2016 Kick Off with NSB’s 120th show featuring DJ Scorpio and resident crew Jimmy Love, Nix, Pavit on dhol, Amar on visuals and performances (plus dance lesson) by Dholrhythms. NSB is SF’s longest running monthly Bhangra party with the most eclectic mix of artists and audience.

1/23 – STARDUST FOLLIES – Hosted by Kami Liddle & Gold Star Dance Co. Click on the title or image for details and tickets.

February, March, April
(details in next post later this month – Save the Dates):

2/7 – SHADOWBOX – Zoe Jakes & Coven Dance Co. at Elbo Room, SF

2/12 – Dub Mission Presents DR.ISRAEL, DJ SEP, MANEESH THE TWISTER – Dub Mission  is now 2nd Fridays in 2016. Elbo Room, SF

2/12 – BEATS ANTIQUE in Los Angeles
– Calamity Sam will be joining Beats Antique at Club Nokia.

2/13 – ECLECTIC ENSEMBLE, Los Angeles
– Amar & Sam are heading down to see their SoCal Family and joining their friends at their favorite lil house-party-hafla style event.

– Amar will be teaching his music editing workshop and shooting video. Calamity Sam will be teaching a choreography workshop and the Debut SAMWICH workshop – a 4 hour session with Samantha Riggs & Calamity Sam. What?

3/18-20 – TRIBAL TROVE, San Diego, CA
– Amar & Sam will be teaching at Tribal Trove’s 2nd Annual festival.

4/1-3 – CUES & TATTOOS, Seattle, WA
– Amar will be co-hosting the Emerald Vardo AfterParty and shooting video at the shows. Sam will be teaching.

I want to thank you for your support.

DJ Amar . Solunamar



Welcome Home Cheb i Sabbah – April 26 in SF with Amar + FCBD

It’s time to celebrate Cheb i Sabbah’s long awaited return from India, and we’re doing it at Bissap Baobab!


Join us for a night of worldly dance floor beats with the man of the hour himself, joined by DJ Amar, for a night of music reminiscent of the old days at Nickies – spinning sounds from the middle eastern, north Africa, India, the Balkans, Latin America and beyond!

We will also be featuring a performance by the ladies of FatChanceBellyDance!

Following his smashing send off at the Nickies Flashback show last fall, we return with the same vibe for Chebiji’s first night spinning in SF since his recent return from India – loaded with fresh new sounds from his trip and his signature Outernational mix.

$10-$15 sliding scale
Proceeds to benefit Chebiji’s Cancer Treatment Fund

We are pleased to be hosting another night, which is both a fundraiser and a night with Cheb i Sabbah. Since his diagnosis with stomach cancer, there has been an amazing outpouring of help through direct donations and benefit shows all over the world. All of the support has enabled Chebiji to come back and continue playing for us. He has recently returned from winter in India where he received further treatment and played a few shows.

Please join us as we welcome him back for a night where he will do what he loves most – share his music with you on the dancefloor. Your attendance is important beyond any monetary means, and all of us on the dancefloor are who are fuelling his recovery and keeping him going through this brutal fight with cancer. Financial support is definitely still needed, and funds from this night will go toward his treatment fund. The amazing physical support (the crowd on the dancefloor) at the Nickie’s Flashback sendoff party before he went to India was amazing. We invite you back, and ask you to help spread the word and bring your friends to fill the dancefloor and bring the vibe that has been alive in SF for over 20 years.

Thank you to the folks at Bissap Baobab for hosting us, and thank you to all of you who have given support and continue to support in many ways.

RSVP on the facebook page, if you’d like, and join us on the Dancefloor 🙂