She has been a sought after belly dancer and teacher of the Pacific NW region,  teaching Tribal Nouveau Temple Dance and Ritual Theatre Internationally. I am so honored that she accepted my invitation to come to Honolulu to perform at David J’s live music performance on Saturday, December 2nd at Next Door (43 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii).

I first met Nagasita in 2012 when the Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii brought Nagasita to Honolulu where she conducted workshops and performed  along with Shakti Dance Movement who shared the stage with her along with others.  Nagasita is a stunning performer to watch and she moves like a serpent, the “Princess of the Serpent Land.”

The beautiful and mesmerizing Nagasita is a Temple Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer who studied under Kashmir Shaivism at the Rudrananda Ashram where she learned  ancient ritual practices from India and Tibet.  Avant garde, innovative and in the cutting-edge of her craft,  she is one of the pioneers of ritual performance in Tribal Bellydance today.

Born in Oahu and later moving to the Big Island, Nagasita danced Kahiko with the Hula Halau which led to an affinity for sacred interpretations through movement.  She is also experienced in yoga and a certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor. Nagasita has studied under the teachings of Tribal Fusion bellydance legends, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Moria Chappell and Severina. She spent a number of years studying Odissi Indian Classical dance under the guidance of Jamie Lynn Colley, Colleena Shakti and Moria Chappell, and Butoh with Mizu Dezierto.  She teaches various workshops internationally such as Ritual Theatre, costuming and adornment and so much more. As the founder of Tribal Nouveau Temple Dance Troupe APSARA, she also co-produced the Anahata Festival and world renowned Eastern Nouveau Dance showcase Salon L’Orient and was the director of the dark theatre troupe she founded called Bogville while living in Portland, just to name a few.

Thank you for the Honolulu Star Advertiser and Elizabeth Kieszkowski for the awesome write up in the TGIF Section page 3 on David J, bassist and founding member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets and Nagasita.

David J write up

Nagasita will be performing one night only in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Next Door. Tickets for this event can be purchased here:


Listen to the Interview with DJ Nocturna on  A Feast of Friends KTUH 90.1 FM 






Nagasita at David J





A Feast of Friends Playlist, November 11, 2017

Playlist for Saturday, November 11, 2017

  1. Massive Attack- Teardrop
  2. Morcheeba- Crimson
  3. Telepopmusik- Breathe
  4. Zero 7- Destiny
  5. Violet Indiana- Killer Eyes
  6. Mono- Life in Mono (Alice Band mix)
  7. Portishead- Roads
  8. Bjork- Bachelorette
  9. Mogwai- Take me somewhere nice
  10. This Mortal Coil- Strength of Strings
  11. Harold Budd/Elizabeth Fraser- Sea, swallow me
  12. Sneaker Pimps- 6 Underground
  13. Coil- Tainted Love
  14. Patti Smith- Land
  15. Carter Tutti Void- F=(2.3)
  16. XTG-All that is my own (From Nico’s DesertShore)
  17. Love and Rockets- Dog end of a day gone by
  18. Love and Rockets- No new tale to tell
  19. The Cult- Rain ( Here comes the)
  20. Ian Astbury- Devil’s Mouth
  21. Xymox- Dancing Barefoot
  22. The Sound- Unwritten Law
  23. Joy Division- Disorder
  24. The National- Guilty Party
  25. Killing Joke- Sanity
  26. Veda- Whiplash
  27. Christian Death- Sleepwalk
  28. Attrition- The Mouthless Dead
  29. Roe Enney- Comme Everyone
  30. HTRK- Ha
  31. Throwing Muses- Green
  32. Suede- So Young
  33. David J- I can’t shake this shadow of fear
  34. The Jesus and Mary Chain- The Hardest Walk
  35. Siouxsie and the Banshees- Playground Twist
  36. The Eurythmics- Here comes the rain again


She’s beautiful, she’s passionate, she’s sensual and mysterious. She’s the Dancer Muse fusing all styles of dance techniques and creating her own unique style, while incorporating cabaret fusion with Middle Eastern belly dance movement.  A professional performing artist, instructor and choreographer, the owner of Belly Dancers in Paradise, MALIA DELAPENIA, along with her dance troupe, has inspired spectators with their unique choreography while performing in various productions, locally and nationally. Malia teaches weekly belly dance classes and performs at Kan Zaman Restaurant in Kaimuki and in downtown. When she’s not performing at a gig or teaching, she holds a fulltime job. http://www.maliadelapenia.com/

She is the producer of the popular HAWAII BELLY DANCE CONVENTION. Held annually, the Hawaii Belly Dance Convention brings performers and teachers from all over the world to inspire and bring the beauty and magic of Middle Eastern Dance.  Running on its 13th Year, The 2017 Hawaii Belly Dance Convention is from October 12 through October 15, 2017. The big gala, the Shimmy Showcase is on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Doris Duke Theatre (Honolulu Academy of Arts)  http://www.hawaiibellydanceconvention.com/

Versatile and with a darkside, we are excited to see her dark dance “out of the box” performance exclusively for the 4th Annual HAWAII HORROR BALL on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Next Door (43 North Hotel Street). Please join us for MALIA’S beautiful performance along with live music by UK’s ATTRITION, DJs and the Horror Fashion Show where designers and models create their own original designs and model it for you on stage.


Some of her amazing and beautiful performances and videos !


Alia Synesthesia on Electric Bat Records

Hailing from Toronto, Canada is Alia Synesthesia, also known as SUBTERRANEA. A classically-trained operatic singer, her latest album, just released on Electric Bat Records, September 21, 2017 is entitled Kingdoms Fall. http://subterraneamusic.com/

Nine tracks that will take you back in time to a world you once lived in another lifetime. If only you could remember, cold memories and remains. Never fear, she will help you to remember as you get to know the songs more intimately. She’s a storyteller, a songwriter, a singer and plays the synthesizer.  The title of her songs has a history of their own. Sidhe, in Irish folklore are people of the mounds, living under mounds and fairy raths. It flows nicely to another favorite of mine, Forest’dweller. Uggla Sang and Corpus Meum (body) are my two favorites. However, after listening to the album a few times, I am mesmerized.

Her beautiful sometimes apocalyptic lyrics are beautifully sung about the destruction of civilizations. Inspired by black metal, her music is haunting, driven by passion, reverberated vocals, pulsating drums, reminiscent of familiarities of mine such as Trance to the Sun and Faith and Disease, but Alia is in a league of her own: Refreshing, Invigorating, rejuvenating, inspiring.  I am taken by this genre called electronic black gaze, a fusion of black metal and shoegazing.

This is an album wonderfully mastered by Attrition’s Martin Bowes. Alia has one of the most beautiful ethereal voices. It is no wonder she is performing with Attrition for the 4th Annual Hawaii Horror Ball on Friday, September 29th at Next Door ( 43 North Hotel Street). The following night, Saturday, she will also be performing solo, her side projects, Subterranea + Queen Witch, witch house and darkwave projects at Anna O’Briens (2440 South Beretania St). You do not want to miss these two live shows.

ATTRITION are pioneers in dark electronic and darkwave music. Formed in 1980 in Coventry, England, influenced by a mix of punk ideology and experimental art aesthetics, they emerged as part of the early ’80’s UK Industrial scene alongside contemporaries Coil, Test Department, Legendary Pink Dots, In The Nursery, Portion Control et al, Chris & Cosey, Cabaret Voltaire and more.

 Martin’s increasing studio production work at his studio, The Cage, has included mixes for The Damage Manual (Martin Atkins, Jah Wobble, Geordie Walker, Chris Connelly et al…), Die Form, In the Nursery, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Mona Mur/En Esch and mastering for countless bands and labels…

 He contributes synths and vocals on a song on the last Pigface album, is the narrators voice on US horror series, “C for Chaos”, has written the score to US horror film G.H.O.S.T from Mutantville productions …

Their most recent album, Millions of the Mouthless Dead (inspired by Martin’s grandfathers experiences on the Western Front in 1917) includes collaborations with Anni Hogan.

It will be a memorable night to remember and to cherish to have Attrition in Hawaii where the sun shines  !  Please join us !



Hawaii Horror Fashion Show, September 29 /30


Friday, September 29, 2017 at Next Door ( 43 North Hotel St.)

featuring A Horror Fashion Show with original designs of over 20 models on the batwalk.  For more details, please go to


Live performance by  England’s ATTRITION

One of the pioneers of Electronica | Dark wave | Industrial music.

Music by DJ Nocturna, Du Nord and Night Fox.
Also costume contest, Winner $100 cash for most original costume.

Friday, September 29, 2017 at Next Door ( 43 North Hotel St.)
9pm-2am | 21+ | $15 in advance | $20 Door
For details and tickets : http://www.djnocturna.com 

___________The Following Night____________

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Anna O’Briens  ( 2440 S. Beretania S.t )
9pm -2am | 21+ | $10 door
For details and tickets : http://www.djnocturna.com

The event will feature an EXCLUSIVE DJ PERFORMANCE by ATTRITION, Dark Cloud, Dat Mot & Missy Black.

Also A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE by Toronto based, Subterranea (symphonic blackgaze/dungeon synth) and Queen Witch (witch house) First time in Hawaii to feature live music in the genre of Witch House.

Thank you to our sponsors : Chaos Inc, , Rock Star Tattoo, DJ Non (Founder of Portland Horror Ball and Nephilim Halls

The 7th Annual Venetian Mask Ball: The Summoning of The Muses

DJ Nocturna and Lana Saldania present INCOGNITO: THE               7th ANNUAL VENETIAN MASK  BALL “THE SUMMONING OF THE MUSES”

Date:            SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017                                             Time:           7pm to 1am                                                                                            Place:          WISP RESTAURANT & LOUNGE (2885 Kalakaua Ave)                          In Private Banquet Room  http://www.wisphawaii.com

Cover:         $10  |  21 and over event   | Seating is limited |              

Bottle Service : $99 Special for Grey Goose, Crown Royal, Jameson Irish Whiskey.  RSVP early for table. To Purchase Bottle Service go to http://www.djnocturnaandlana.com or contact (808) 429-4111

For info:   www.djnocturna.wordpress.com

Best Mask and Most Original Costume Contest, Music and Live Entertainment, featuring Malia Delapenia, Tzana Saldania, Lana Saldania and music by DJ Nocturna, Rhombus and  Native Girl.

Join us on this special and magical evening dressed in your best Venetian inspired costume and mask.  Dine, drink, dance and cavort the night away.  Thank you to JHM Productions and staff, Sensually Yours, Universal Art and Wisp Restaurant and Lounge. 

http://www.lanasaldania.com | http://www.lanasaldania.tumblr.com

The Venetian Mask Ball is an annual event that celebrates the festivities reminiscent of the Venetian Carnivale that is celebrated all over world and particularly in Venice.  Going on its 7th year, please join us on May 20.

The Venetian Carnival has ancient origins and its roots dates back in the Latin feast of Saturnalia and the Greek feast of Dionysian cults celebrating the start of spring. Although they can be traced back to pagan times, it is said that the Carnival of Venice was started from a victory of the “Serenissima Repubblica or better known as the Most Serene Republic of Venice ” against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven in the year 1162.  In honor of this victory, the people started to dance and gather in San Marco Square.  Venetian masks have always been a central feature of the Venetian carnival and has a long history of protecting their wearer’s identity during promiscuous or decadent activities. Made for centuries in Venice, these distinctive masks were formed from papier-mache and wildly decorated with fur, gems, fabric, or ribbons.

Venetian Mask Ball



Sensually Yours



Share Your Vinyl Friday April 21, 2017

DJ Nocturna & Lana Saldania presents



 Date:  Friday, April 21, 2017

 Time: 7:30pm-2am

 Place: BAR ELIXRS (1153 Bethel Street)

 No Cover / 21+ event

 For info: http://www.djnocturna.wordpress.com

With Mistress of Ceremony, Lana Saldania, music and dancing by DJ Nocturna & Rhombus 

The concept: sharing your personal vinyl collections, listening to it in an intimate atmosphere along with your friends. The event offers a unique and eclectic experience. You can meet new acquaintances, listen to their shared vinyl collections while enjoying drinks and food and learn something new you didn’t know about the album or discover new music or classic albums with a group of record buyers and collectors. This event is open to all genres of music. Bring your favorite albums to the event: 80s, soul, funk, jazz, blues, rock, heavy metal, hip hop, disco, post punk, goth, reggae, industrial, electronica, country, soundtracks, musicals, pop, R&B and more. If you are a musician and you have a track to share, bring it down.

All participants will give their vinyl to the Host/DJ, where they will play the song of your choice. Should you have a special live dedication or a short story to share about your record album, feel free to take the mic.  There is always a story behind the music, a certain memory, a joy, a sadness, a time in the past that we will always remember when you hear that particular music.

Please join us on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Bar Elixrs and thank you for your support !

Share your vinyl