Join us at the Preparty, Afterparty, Showcases and Festival Shows!

JamBallah NW Showcases

Opulent evenings of inspired performance, the JamBallah Showcase Night I and Night II feature both instructors and specially curated attendees. All shows are ALL AGES, with kiddos under 10 years old FREE! Grab a VIP ticket to reserve the best seats in the house, plus, priority will-call, and a goodie bag with a poster signed by all the performers and special JamBallah swag!

Need alter-abled accomodation? Just let us know when you register, how we can make this the best possible experience for you!

All shows held at: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Room 355 at Portland State University * 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

 JamBallah Showcase Night I - Fri Aug 10, 7:30pm   FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:     Aziza*     Bevin Victoria*     Bonny & Niira*, Inclusion Fusion Arts     Elena Villa*     Rin Ajna*     Ozgen*     Amel Tafsout* & Tribalation!  Sedona Soulfire Student Group Souzana Tessera Tribal® Shaunti Fera Damiana Dance Company Jewels Celandine Danse Nebula Dance Company Kirah Katie Sahar Danse Carouselle Allegro Dance Company Henna    Master of Ceremonies the Mad Marquis    *JamBallah '18 instructor

JamBallah Showcase Night I - Fri Aug 10, 7:30pm

FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:

Aziza*
Bevin Victoria*
Bonny & Niira*, Inclusion Fusion Arts
Elena Villa*
Rin Ajna*
Ozgen*
Amel Tafsout* & Tribalation!
Sedona Soulfire Student Group
Souzana
Tessera Tribal®
Shaunti Fera
Damiana Dance Company
Jewels
Celandine Danse
Nebula Dance Company
Kirah
Katie Sahar
Danse Carouselle
Allegro Dance Company
Henna

Master of Ceremonies the Mad Marquis

*JamBallah '18 instructor

 JamBallah Showcase Night II - Sat Aug 11, 8:00pm   Special LIVE preshow music by   Karsilama !    FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:     Sharon Kihara* Sitara* Emily Alrick* Amel Tafsout* Florence Leclerc* Deep Roots Dance* Rin Ajna* & Bevin Victoria* Duet  G*psy Fire Bellydance Sabrina Toro The Bijou Project Ella Moore Tribal Heart BellyDance Elixir Eshta Divas Cassandra Rose Laura Blake, Carla Coelho, and Talia Vintzileos Pynksy Shell Violetta    Mistress of Ceremonies Bianca Francesca    *JamBallah '18 instructor

JamBallah Showcase Night II - Sat Aug 11, 8:00pm

Special LIVE preshow music by Karsilama!

FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:

Sharon Kihara*
Sitara*
Emily Alrick*
Amel Tafsout*
Florence Leclerc*
Deep Roots Dance*
Rin Ajna* & Bevin Victoria* Duet

G*psy Fire Bellydance
Sabrina Toro
The Bijou Project
Ella Moore
Tribal Heart BellyDance
Elixir
Eshta Divas
Cassandra Rose
Laura Blake, Carla Coelho, and Talia Vintzileos
Pynksy Shell
Violetta

Mistress of Ceremonies Bianca Francesca

*JamBallah '18 instructor

The JamBallah NW Festival Shows

We just can't let the instructors have all the fun! Come see these fully packed mixed-level shows, filled with the astounding talent of our festival attendees from touring non-instructor pros to student debuts. Be, surprised, amazed, and inspired, and be sure to leave time before or after the shows to browse the fabulous vendors bazaar. All shows are all-ages. Children under 10 free. Need alter-abled accommodation? Just let us know when you check out how we can make this the best possible experience for you!

Remember, JamBallah NW Festival Shows Parts 1-3 are free on days you take workshops! (Check in at the Info Booth for your hand stamp.)

 Festival Show Part 1 - Fri Aug 10, 2:30pm   FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:    Layali   The ModRom Dance Collective    Latifa   Califa   Liz Stortstrom   Catherine Bird   Saphira   Jeathena   Snake Charmer & The Belly Dancer    Nancy    Jewel Box Bellydance   Fatifah   Nar Raqs   Valouria    Mistress of Ceremonies Karissa Lowe

Festival Show Part 1 - Fri Aug 10, 2:30pm

FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:

Layali
The ModRom Dance Collective
Latifa
Califa
Liz Stortstrom
Catherine Bird
Saphira
Jeathena
Snake Charmer & The Belly Dancer
Nancy
Jewel Box Bellydance
Fatifah
Nar Raqs
Valouria

Mistress of Ceremonies Karissa Lowe

 Festival Show Part 2 - Sat Aug 11, 12:30pm   FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:    Emilie Lauren   Thessali   Annwyn Avalon   Diana   Jamie Lynn   Nicole   Inara   Malia   Benu Fire   Lacey NhicDoom    Maia   Sharron   Emilie Lauren & Students    Mermaid of Ceremonies Yl'luria Watersong    

Festival Show Part 2 - Sat Aug 11, 12:30pm

FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:

Emilie Lauren
Thessali
Annwyn Avalon
Diana
Jamie Lynn
Nicole
Inara
Malia
Benu Fire
Lacey NhicDoom
Maia
Sharron
Emilie Lauren & Students

Mermaid of Ceremonies Yl'luria Watersong

 

 Festival Show Part 3 - Sun Aug 12, 3:30pm   FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:    Desert Lilies Ashley Throw Sasshole Bewitching Beauties Jennara Nagamani Morgan Fay Culture Shakti Aryn Nicole Maria Sophia Ravenna Sidahlia Sahira MisMonsta Kate Soleil Synatik Mystique Nar Raqs Sarah Robinson 9 Ladies Dance Theatre    Mistress of Ceremony Karissa Lowe

Festival Show Part 3 - Sun Aug 12, 3:30pm

FEATURING THE TALENTS OF:

Desert Lilies
Ashley Throw
Sasshole
Bewitching Beauties
Jennara
Nagamani
Morgan Fay
Culture Shakti
Aryn
Nicole Maria
Sophia Ravenna
Sidahlia
Sahira
MisMonsta
Kate Soleil
Synatik
Mystique
Nar Raqs
Sarah Robinson
9 Ladies Dance Theatre

Mistress of Ceremony Karissa Lowe

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CLOSING CEREMONY BLESSING AND DANCE JAM

Please join us directly after the end of the Festival Show Part 3 on Sunday, as we say farewell to the festival, and set our intention to stand together in strength & beauty, to face whatever the coming year may throw at us!

Featuring LIVE MUSIC by Karsilama!

Don't Forget the Pre-party!

Thanks to Baksana for organizing a fantastic kickoff event! Show 6:30-8:30, No-cover hangout party 8:30-10pm

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Join us for a special all-ages dinner show to kick off the JamBallah NW! Mid-East inspired dance and music ensemble Baksana will entertain you during the meal with their very special guest, Henna. All you can eat amazing Iraqi buffet, kosher with gluten free/vegan options included with ticket price. Full bar with great mixed-drinks and friendly atmosphere. This event is open to all, whether you will be attending the JamBallah festival or not. Children/families are welcome too!

at: DarSalam 320 SW Alder St. Portland, OR 97204, a 15 minute walk from the Ondine Dorms.

SHOW 6:30-8:30pm Live Music and Belly Dance Performance (Doors open at 6:00pm)

NO COVER 8:30-10ish Venue will stay open with their full bar and a select menu available for additional purchase. There is no cover charge for this hangout time. Stay, schmooze, eat and drink, and dance to some fun recorded music!

Dar Salam Lazurdi: This family-owned Iraqi restaurant uses the freshest ingredients, kosher meats, and always offers gluten-free and vegan options. Full bar with local beer (gf options), wine & specialty cocktails (not included in ticket price). The service is warm-hearted and the decor is incredible! Witness the jaw-dropping replica mural of the gates of Ishtar, by local artist Pablo Garcia!

Baksana: Folk-fusion belly dance ensemble with live music, inspired greatly by middle eastern, balkan, and jazz genres. Energetic improvisation between dancers and musicians makes for an exciting, one-of-a-kind, performance experience!

Henna: Award-winning Egyptian belly dance artist known for incredible musical interpretation and gorgeous earthy movements. Her passionate dancing is well loved by many world-wide!

  • DarSalam is located in inner-SW Portland, conveniently along several max and bus lines (with a parking garage above).
  • First come first serve food and family style seating.
  • Ticket price includes both dinner and entertainment. There is no option to buy tickets for food and performance separately.