Come shimmy your resistance booty and raise a glass to 100 Days of resisting the President of the United States. 100 Days Action has published 121 actions, put on weekly events, featured 10 poets and writers, and held court in three exhibitions in the Bay Area. This night is a revelry of our creative resistance, a celebration of our diversity, and a night of joyful solidarity. Featuring music from the seven country Immigration Ban including DJ Ahmed, Arabian Gold's own Hagage Masaed, Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist, Sepehr, and Surabhi Saraf. Come ready to dance, sweat, and shake it all out.
100 Days No Ban Dance Party
And on the 100th day, there was a dance party. This is an all-inclusive dance party. Put your glitter on, all genders races sexual orientations welcome. 10pm-2am.
Surabhi Saraf is a media artist and founder of the Centre for Emotional Materiality. Her practice explores our complex relationship with technology through multimedia works that incorporate video installations, sculptures, performances, and sound compositions. Surabhi has performed solo at Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Biennial, Greece, Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SF and Max Mueller Bhavan Goethe Institut, Mumbai & New Delhi among others. Her collaborative work has been performed at NETMAGE 10 International Live Media Festival, Bologna, Soundwave Biennial ((8)), ((7)), and ((5)), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Surabhi is the recipient of Eureka Fellowship Award 2015 by the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Djerassi Resident Artist award and was nominated for the SECA Award 2018, SFMOMA and the Artist + Process + Ideas Residency at Mills College Art Museum (2016). She is a 2019 Technology Resident at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York.
DJ Ahmed was born in Iraq and survived the Gulf War of 1990, the Iraqi uprising in 1991, and lived through the US imposed sanctions until 1993. His father fled Iraq after completing 18 months of his 24-year prison sentence for criticizing Saddam's Baath party. After he was accepted for asylum in San Francisco, his mother and sisters and Ahmed joined him in 1994. San Francisco has been his home ever since. DJ Ahmed been a DJ for 12 years playing international music from Iraq and all Arab countries as well as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and more.
Hagage Masaed is a professional singer, songwriter, and music producer with over 20 years experience in music production and radio presentation. Also known as "A.J.", Hagage has written, produced, and recorded 5 studio albums and played over 40 festivals worldwide. His music incorporates American hip hop with Arabic music, Jamaican Raggae, and other world beats. Hagage aims to increase global understanding and multicultural acceptance through the creation of music with positive multicultural perspective.
Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist
Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist gather source material and throw it back and forth to make much of their work. Sometimes the material is processed over and over again and sometimes it is barely touched. It is then turned into tape loops. By using loops, Blomquist can take a short audio clip and concentrate on processing it live and allow for improvised changes to the recordings over long periods of time. Rostami adds in an extra layer of drones, fuzz, melodic ambience, and beats with synthesizers. Their compositions explore dynamic relations between digital and analog sound creating quiet transitions and soaring peaks. Aria Rostami and Daniel Blomquist have releases out on Glacial Movements and Jacktone and have performed with acts such as Grouper, Author and Punisher, Boris, Earth, Katilyn Aurelia Smith, Briana Marlea, Bruce Lamont, Thomas Dimuzio, Kevin Gan Yuen (of Sutekh Hexen), and Phillip Greenlief.
Sepehr is a DJ, producer, and remixer, based in the Bay Area. He started DJing in his teens, and has since become a staple in the San Francisco underground house and techno scene. His DJ sets range from Detroit house and psychedelic techno, to heady electro, classic acid, and the occasional crowd pleasing underground anthem.