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TRIBAL FEST 11: “It Goes To 11!" Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap 
May 18-22, 2011

Welcome! Aloha!

Tribal Fest 11 stands to be a very special and unique event! From people we have talked to that are already planning their performances, it will ROCK!  Need some inspiration? Watch the movie “Spinal Tap” from which we have used their catch phrase, “It Goes To 11” (we adjusted it a bit LOL).

This year’s dates are May 18 – 22, 2011, in keeping with our “always the 3rd full weekend in May and the days preceding it” policy adopted since the very first Fest, so people around the world can plan from year to year and so other event producers know when not to hold their events in order to not create a conflict for all of you festival-goers.

We have a record number of teachers & classes this year at Tribal Fest – 42 teachers and 56 classes in all. We say “Mahalo Nui Loa” (thank you very much) to all the teachers who support us and go out of their way to be a part of Tribal Fest. It truly means a lot to us.

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We are putting together a little something for you all to do on Thursday night, May 19th 2011 at Tribal Fest....... Our first ever "MEET & GREET!!"

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Every one is invited! It is free and it is in the Main Hall so you won’t have to go anywhere. We are talking to the caterer and hopefully they will be selling food.

The cool part is that we have invited all our Tribal Fest 11 teachers to vend! Only the teachers will be vending. Most sell during their classes but this will give you more chances to see their stuff longer and pick their brains a bit. 

Talk story, eat, hang with each other and get to know everyone.


After years of having our sheep as a logo, someone finally asked... "What is its name?"

We have never named it. So we are having a contest to name the BlackSheep Logo. Please check out our logo and see what you can come up with. The winner will be announced on stage at Tribal Fest 11 and be awarded Free Admission to all 3 days of the show at Tribal Fest 11 and a set of Kajira's 3 BlackSheep BellyDance format DVDs. Please send all ideas to  The winner will be notified before TF 11 by e-mail.

So here is a little "herstory" for background......Kajira came up with the name BlackSheep BellyDance as the name for her production company that puts on Tribal Fest in 2001. BlackSheep BellyDance became her troupe’s name in 2001 also.

The first hand drawn sheep logo was done by Armando "Uncle Mafufo" of Sirocco.... It has evolved over the years with a number of people adding size and style to bring it to where it is today. It is based on a female mountain sheep, so the sex is, as we like to think, female.  So your mission is to give it a name. We reserve the right to pick and use the name for all eternity, LOL! If we don't like any names, maybe we will do this again for Tribal Fest 12.... Mahalo!


The Sebastopol Community Center has added AIR CONDITIONING!!!!

Sometimes the temperature can get very warm in Sebastopol and in the past we have just sweated it out during the show…. Last year was the first year for this and it made for a wonderful weekend.

Shopping and Vendors!

One of the things that Tribal Fest is known for is the outstanding shopping and wonderful array of vendors. We do get a huge flock of them!  Name someone you’ve heard of and chances are they will be there. Also our “Teacher Vending Area” where all the Tribal Fest teachers are able to vend all week, casual style. It is behind the Youth Annex overlooking the beautiful Labyrinth.


Great news! The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Sebastopol have agreed to give Tribal Fest attendees a GROUP RATE for TF 11! You will save money by telling them you are with Tribal Fest. Don't forget! If you've already booked a room you can switch to the group rate as well. Best to call 707-829-6677

...Also, the Sebastopol Inn still will give a group rate too. That one is closer to Tribal Fest but more expensive, though not much more on the weekend. Call Ashok at 800-653-1082

All the links on the left contain very important info about Da Fest! Please take time to scour the web site and hopefully everything you need to know will be here. The FAQ is VERY IMPORTANT!

We look forward to see you at Tribal Fest 11! Please plan on staying the whole weekend, here is a hint: FCBD will be closing the show on Sunday.

We hope that you have a great time at Tribal Fest 11! Thank you for the love and support that you have shown us over the years.

Aloha and Mahalo, Kajira Djoumahna and Chuck