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FOLKTRONIKA: Cumbia, Flamenco & more @ Sweets Ballroom // Oakland.

TEA TRIBE PRESENTS: FOLKTRONIKA
FRI, JAN. 5TH, 7PM-1AM AT SWEETS BALLROOM
1933 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
šŸš‡ At 19th St Oakland Bart Station
1 Block Away: Franklin Plaza Parking Garage

Get tickets now:
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A MONTHLY GLOBAL FOLK EDM DANCE PARTY
FAREWELL TO 2023 CELEBRATION.

 

 

PERFORMANCES

7:00 PM Mycelial (Folktronica)
8:30 PM Los Alegres Callejeros
(Live Afro-Colombian Cumbia)
9:45 PM Mizuho Sato (Flamenco Dance)
10:00 PM DJ Sep (Global Beats)
11:30 PM Peace Sine (Global Bass)

UPSTAIRS
7:00 PM Yoga Class by Sita Davis
8:00 PM Qi Gong by Sean T Fox

Shoe-Free Dancefloor
Snacks & Non-Alcoholic Drinks Available
Free Ceremonial Tea Service

Check out this reel from our launch event:
https://www.facebook.com/reel/1019256422515138

 

ARTIST BIOS

Mizuho Sato (Flamenco Dance)
Award-winning Flamenco Artist Mizuho Sato was born in Iwate, Japan and started classical ballet at the age of three. She later developed a love for flamenco, the art form from AndalucĆ­a, Spain. Focusing on flamenco’s intricate and complex rhythms, she will play live percussion, showcase her “taconeo” (footwork) talents, and move with the fluidity of upper body expression using “braceo” (arm movements) and “floreo” (hand movements).

Los Alegres Callejeros (Afro-Colombian Cumbia)
Alegre means cheerful, Callejero means street performer. Traditional Colombian style of Cumbia and range to (Peruvian) Chicha, Salsa, and Boleros. Having played at numerous Oakland street fairs, band members have roots from Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, and Chile, and draw from long traditions to bring forward a distinct musical experience. Whether upbeat Latin dance music or slow hypnotic minor key vamps, their melodies are infectious and their rhythms are guaranteed to make you move & groove!

DJ SEP
DJ Sep is a long-time San Francisco Bay Area DJ and producer, and the founder of Dub Mission, one of the longest-running reggae clubs in the world (1996-2019). She spins dub, reggae, dancehall, bass, Jungle/DnB, Afrobeats, and more. Sep has spun at festivals and clubs in Spain, the U.K., Canada, Mexico, many cities in the U.S., and most clubs in the greater Bay Area, and has presented and opened for a long list of reggae and electronic artists, including Lee Perry, The Scientist, Mad Professor, Sister Nancy, Sly & Robbie, Toots and The Maytals, Mykal Rose, Mungoā€™s Hi Fi, Adrian Sherwood, Tippa Irie, The Wailers, Quantic, Akae Beka (aka Midnite), Hollie Cook, many others.

Peace Sine
Peace Sine is a producer seeking to raise vibrations through soundscapes. His goal is to bring people together through music and dance, creating an environment that results in Love and Peace. He hopes to inspire others to express themselves individually and collaboratively through all art forms.

Mycelial
Rootsty futuristic electro-acoustic psychedelic world folk by renowned banjoist Isaac Cantor. Born from the lush enchanting coastal forests of the West Coast, Mycelial weaves tapestries of sound and heart opening melodies, lighting up the dance floor with delightful grooves. Drawing on influences from around the globe, Mycelial melds banjo and other instruments with edm to create live performances that are a psychedelic hoe-down. Mycelial has collaborated on tracks with Evan Fraser (DIrtwire), Evan Hatfield, Magdelion Moondrop, Lavender Fields and others.

Ceremonial Tea Service by Tea Tribe

9pm Yoga by Sita Davis
Sita’s classes are rooted in an awareness of breath, energy, and connection, in the spirit of her deep desire that all beings may experience their own inherent wholeness. She is a mother, artist and devotee of the earth and moon, as well as a Certified Yoga Therapist with over 1000 hours of training through Niroga Institute in Berkeley and Dharma Inc in Berkeley, Oakland and Thailand. Born in India and raised in the Bay Area, Sita has been practicing yoga regularly for the past two decades and intermittently since childhood. Her earliest teachers were her parents, who spent the months before and after her birth studying with TKV Desikachar in Southern India. Sita humbly and lovingly shares the trauma-informed, heart-opening transformational practices of that have been transmitted to her over the years from her beloved teachers.

10pm Sean T Fox (Daoist Medical Qi Gong)
We will be breathing, stretching and flowing through Daoist Medical Qigong sequences to explore the alchemy of breath, embodied movement, and meditation. Sean T Fox is a certified Acupuncturist, Hatha Yoga and White Tiger Medical Qigong Teacher.

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