WHAT Sahara: A NYE Extravaganza
WHO 300 of our closest friends
WHEN Sunday, December 31, 9PM-2AM
WHERE Cell Sapce, 2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA
WEAR Costumes, Dancing Shoes, Style Up
WHY The party benefits Kids in Darfur, Sudan
Full Bar and exotic tapas. This is a 21+ event.
COUNT-DOWN TO THE HOTTEST NYE BASH OF THE YEAR WITH A HEART:
The Bay Area’s best comes to life at this can’t-miss event celebrating
all that makes San Francisco the best
place to live, work, and play. Proceeds will benefit Save the Children Fund program for kids in Darfur, Sudan.
SAHARA is the most culturally rich and diverse NYE in the Bay Area with heart. This year's NYE will feature two floors of diverse and electrifying live music from Sila and the Afrofunk Experience (Africa’s James Brown), live performance by Tribal Belly Dancers, Samba dancers from Brazil, African and Indian Dancers, and the largest line-up of International DJ's in the Bay Area!
Full bar and irresistible, exotic tapas by Electric Vardo's Chef SAROJ, and hot authentic chai hand-blended by CHAI-G.
Wander from a live show (The African Shrine) to the Dj/Dance Performance Suite (Electric Vardo) where the walls will be decorated with Nomadic Art and projection of Tribal and African films.
1. SILA & THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE
(Afrobeat, Afrofunk, World Beat, Reggae, Funk)
Sila epitomizes what people love about this century’s music: Energy, honesty, generosity, ecstasy, and a full-tilt dedication to digging the groove until the last call. Sila’s music titillates the senses and people everywhere have developed a healthy appetite for his funky fusion of African rhythm, American funk, Soukous, Afrobeat, and Reggae.
Inspired by his Kenyan roots and his love for all genres of music, his sound is unique, yet instantly recognizable. His lyrics and beats reflect the music, the language, the energy, and the spirit of growing up in Africa.
SILA AND THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE PRESS REVIEWS
Kenyan funk master - San Francisco Chronicle
James Brown's dance floor boogie strut infused with the manic drumming and serpentine guitar jams of SIla's Native Kenya
-San Francisco Magazine
Guaranted to keep you glued to the dance floor
-San Francisco Bay Guardian
Sila and his Afro Funk Experience are in the energy
exchange business: you give it up, they give it back
with interest---no bribes involved. Try that trick with
a Nigerian policeman. -Santa Cruz Sentinel
2. J-BOOGIE (Om Records)
Taking care of business worldwide and hailing from San Francisco, CA, J-Boogie is the man to call when the party needs that special sauce. Long recognized as one of the hardest working and most soulful DJs/Producer in the Bay Area. J-Boogie takes his musical paths to the next level with his signature blend of dub, hip-hop, dancehall, funk, latin, afrobeat and house creating a spicy musical gumbo. This mix master always bring the flavor to the tables, so lean back, relax your mind and have a bite of tasty beats.
J-BOOGIE PRESS REVIEWS
J-Boogie's posse rolls hard with grade A beats - Flyer Magazine
A set like this would rock a live crowd - BPM Magazine
A fine piece of handcrafted funk - DJ Magazine
A highly bumpin' chronicle of what millennial deep funkyness means -XLR8R
3. LADY RA (Beats Without Borders, Vancouver, BC)
Lady Ra emerged in 1996 via CFRU 93.3 fm in Guelph,
Ontario, Canada . Freshly trained on antiquated community radio
equipment and given free reign of the extensive music library, each
show she was able to program was a revelation. Ethnic flavours quickly
emerged as her primary passion.
Her flair for selecting wicked tracks and mixing them with ambient
global sounds brought her many requests for djing local parties.
After a year in Asia absorbing the local flavours, from Indonesian
Dangdut, Sri Lankan Baila, Punjabi Bhangra, and everything in between, she relocated to Vancouver on Canada's West Coast. She is inspired to continue her travels both overland and underground, seeking out and weaving old and new world sounds into rich musical tapestries hailing from the FourCorners of Earth.
4. SAMBAMORA DANCE COMPANY (Brazilian Samba Dancers)
5. DJ VANKA (Stellartrax)
6. DJ JEREMIAH AND THE AFROBEAT NATION (Liberia)
7. DJ AMAR (Electric Vardo)
8. AFROFUNK SISTERS (African Dancers)
9. MANEESH THE TWISTER (Dhamaal, Dub Mission)
10. ARIELLAH (Tribal Belly Dancer)
11. CLANDESTINE (Tribal Belly Dancers)
12. SOOOZHYQ (Live Doumbek)
13. FREYJA (Tribal Belly Dancer)
14. HOLLY GIBSON (Tribal Belly Dancer)
15. SONIA MANN (Indian Kathak dance)
16 .DJ EMMANUEL NADO (From Ivory Coast, Worldbeat, Soukous, Zouk)
• PLUS SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS
When & Where
Maisha which means "life" in Swahili is a production and promotional company that is dedicated to bringing cultural and exciting events to the Bay Area.
We specialize in socially conscious and community building events that promote diversity and our culture.
Whenever you see our name attached to any event, you can be rest assured that it will be a high-energy, take-no-prisoners, good vibes electric affair. We love what we do and it shows! BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES!
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