Tarik Sultan, one of the World’s best known pioneers of male Oriental Dance in the world is celebrating his birthday at Djam NYC! He began his formal training in Oriental Dance as a student of Morocco in 1985. Over the years his talent and dedication to the art has earned him a reputation as a dynamic performer, and inspiring teacher and choreographer. He has taught many successful seminars across the nation as well as The UK, Japan, Australia, Trinidad and Argentina. tariksultan.com
Kaeshi Chai was born in Brunei and brought up in New Zealand and Australia. She co-founded the New York-based dance company Bellyqueen with Amar Gamal in 1998 and is its artistic director. In 2004, Kaeshi also co-founded PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) [www.pureglobe.org], an international community of dancers and musicians, which has rapidly spread into many branches all over the US and internationally. Kaeshi has performed and taught all over the world, including the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Carribean, Australia, South America and throughout Asia. In 2003-2004, she performed with the first professional touring bellydance company in the world, the Bellydance Superstars and held the position of dance captain for the 2004 US & Canadian Spring tour. She is a guest soloist with Ahmet Luleci’s Collage, and is a principal dancer with Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. She has danced with Natacha Atlas, at BAM, Summerstage, and on the TV shows, Conan O’Brian and Blue Peter. In her spare time, Kaeshi studies Mandarin, enjoys traveling, and getting foot massages. kaeshi.com
Carmine and Friends are the featured band. www.carmine.com
Naomi, Heera, Ariel, Emily alaNar, Kiervi, Kathy, Tania Boheme and Yashira (Puerto Rico) will also be gracing the stage.
Aakriti will greet you at the door.
Jebon Sushi and Noodles, 15 Saint Marks Place, lower level, between 2nd and 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 www.jebonusa.com Please call 212-388-1313 for reservations
8.00pm Doors open
8.30pm Band starts playing
9.00pm Dancers perform
$10 entry, $5 minimum food or drinks