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Storied: San Francisco

Sep 11, 2018

Pepper Alexandria is a belly dancer and dance instructor these days. She puts on a big show every year called Carnival of Stars. She moved to San Francisco in 1968, in the heyday of the hippie movement.

In this podcast, Pepper talks about shows she went to, bands she knew, and venues they played at. She shares stories of underground comix and their parties, which she often danced at. She ends the show with a history of her belly dancing career, which includes studying for a time in Egypt.

We recorded this episode at Pepper's home in Berkeley in August 2018.

Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather