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Rostam fo Bibi|SF

LGBTQ Middle-Eastern, North Africans Celebrate the Month of Love!
Proceeds Benefitting Middle-Eastern Children's Alliance and Palestine!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - San Francisco's Premiere Queer South West Asian (aka Middle-Eastern), North African Charitable Party celebrates its seventh mega event on Saturday, February 7th at Club 6ix!

Bibi is a local, community initiated, grassroots, club event that brings together and celebrates queer South West Asian, North African (S.W.A.N.A.) people and friends while contributing proceeds to charitable causes that positively impact our community. This is Bibi's seventh quarterly event since our June 2007 inception.

Resident DJs Emancipacion & Cheon will be joined by guest DJ Masood! Partygoears can expect to hear current and classic hip shaking Middle-Eastern, North African, and international tracks.

Bibi is excited to feature the one of a kind queer hip hop emcee duo "NaR!" NaR, which means "fire" in Arabic, is a bay area hip hop crew hailing from the mountains of Lebanon. Bennu and Tru Bloo are committed to spreading truth through the spoken word, and rap about many issues that are relevant to our time, including racism, homophobia, sexism, imperialism, and the global Diaspora. They have rocked stages from Vancouver to Brooklyn and recently toured with Mangos with Chili 2008.

What: Bibi
From Middle-East n' North Africa with Love

Where: Club 6ix, 60 Sixth Street @ Market, San Francisco

When: Saturday, February 7. Doors open at 9 pm, 21 and up

Who: Featured performance by the Queer Arab Hip Hop Duo "NaR"
Featured classy sexy Go Go Dancing by Caroline Lund,
Ms. Cherry Galette, Dirty Phoenix Kid Persia & Aymoon
Featured mixmasters DJ Emancipacion, DJ Masood & DJ Cheon

Cost: $15
Proceeds donated to Middle-Eastern Children's Alliance

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Middle-Eastern Children's Alliance (MECA) based in Berkeley, CA. "the Middle East Children's Alliance is a registered nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well being of children in the Middle East. MECA sends shipments of aid to Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, and supports projects that make life better for the children."

"We are very excited about returning to Club 6ix and coming together to celebrate and share our queer and middle-eastern heritage! We are proud to be donating proceeds to MECA in hopes of alleviating the recent devastation experienced in Palestine. Bibi promises to be another all out hip shakin' party until the last record stops!" exclaimed Rostam, co-executive producer of Bibi.

Bibi is fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee and was recognized as a San Francisco Pride Official Event in 2007 & 2008.
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