The Kandake Tribal & Experimental Belly Dance Tribe New Website

We just want to put the word out—the Kandake, great friends of ours and gorgeous performers who we’ve shared many a festive dance floor with in the past, have their new website up and listings of upcoming shows. We can’t wait to work with them again!



The Kandake is a new dance-theatre collective that combines social activism and philanthropy with folkloric, modern, theatrical and experimental movement. 

The original Kandake were the queens of ancient Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt who were the political, military, and spiritual leaders of their societies. 

The women of The Kandake aim to continue the legacy of their predecessors by being catalysts for social change, priestesses of a higher purpose, and field marshals ushering in a better world. Thus, a percentage of every Kandake-run show is donated to a humanitarian cause.

Interaction with the audience and storytelling is characteristic of our work. While some of what we do may be disturbing, absurdist, graphic, or “dark” our purpose is to rupture comfort zones, wake the unconscious, and inspire critical thinking. Just don’t fall into the habit of trying to find “meaning” in every show–sometimes we just want to dance!

If you are interested in booking The Kandake please contact us at

Check out their website and their facebook!

The Thursday throw-down, and finally – a photo update!

We’ve had a few straight weeks of pure pleasantry – tribal dancers, confetti getting into Mishto’s laptop keyboard, great people who have been added to our phone directories for future folk-dancing/shot-taking, and inspiration to take this festive gathering to a new level.

Spring Fest Weekend!

Dhyana and Irina danced for us Thursday and Saturday, with Raya Brass Band.

That night we learned that BALKAN ROBOTS exist. Wowwww.

Sarah tearing apart the shot-selling competition! How can you say no to this face?

Thanks to all who came out – we’re about to get balkan-bananas again tomorrow night, so come out and forget about everything else for a few hours:

Thursday night – come learn something about human anatomy & shake yo’ shit!

[Burdel Dali Presents] Gypsy Punk Trans-Global Dance Party!

THURSDAY NIGHT! Bands on both levels of the club will get you shakin before Mishto & Raphlex teach you something about rhythm, cultural diffusion, and human anatomy…

Come stomp around to the trans-global tunes and immigrant anthems, have some hookah and a gypsy burger, and get NEEDLESSLY PASSIONATE! It’ll be hard to out-do last week, but we can try…






Photography by nightlifebaby and Tchaikovsky Darling.
Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself!

Snake charmers & All-See-er’s

It was a beautiful bohemian free-for-all at Mehanata this weekend… special thanks to all who came out, including mid-east inspired rock band PUi, Alma the psychic reader, Anna Leah the tribal dancer, and the beautiful Bastet experimental bellydance troupe. More photos on facebook.

This Thursday night…

[Burdel Dali Presents] Gypsy Punk Trans-Global Dance Party!

This Thursday at the Burdel, another fit of snake charming and circle dancing that will last until the stage breaks or the last drop of rakia is drained… Come outfitted for Shangri-La with plans to die on the dance floor.

Immigrant anthems by:

♪ → Raphlex (Arequipa, Peru)
♪ → DJ Mishto (Bucharest, Romania)
♪ → DJ Mishka (NYC)

Gypsy Punk Parranda, Remixed Russian Festive, Ex-Yugoslavian marches, Chalga, Electro, Flamenca, battle cries!

Tropical Polynesian Pre-party at Painkiller (49 Essex St), 7:30PM!
Txt us by Wednesday if you’re coming: 845 820 9679

★ FREE ADMISSION to BURDEL DALI on our list all night.

Note: You have to email us for a free ride, bebez.
Clicking “attending” doesn’t hack it.




Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself.
Hosted by Michelle Christina of Tchaikovsky Darling.