We are giving away a pair of tickets to attend Jai Ho’s 50th Dance Party at the Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Lola’s Room. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 29.
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From our sponsors at Jai Ho:
Jai Ho Dance Party: A Bollywood Love Affair
Saturday, June 30, 2012
9 p.m. | $5-$10 | 21+
1332 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info: www.mcmenamins.com
A dance party as spectacular as a Bollywood film itself. Since it’s inception on January 23rd 2010, Jai Ho! has painted the downtown Portland nightlife with bright Bollywood-Bhangra colors, bringing culture to an otherwise dubstep & top40 dominated landscape.
Teleport to the dream city, Mumbai, home to the alluring Bollywood film industry, at the Jai Ho! Dance Party as it celebrates the 50th recurrence on the spring loaded dance floor at Lola’s Room under the Crystal Ballroom.
Bollywood Dreams Entertainment, an LLC founded by inspiring front-man Prashant Kakad, is the production house that has successfully hosted the popular Jai Ho! Dance Party monthly in both Portland & Seattle for 69 rocking shows in the last 2 years.
Prashant, a dancer, DJ, and singer, has a life story that is no less exciting than a Bollywood film; Cornell graduate & Intel engineer who quit his daytime job to pursue his lifelong passion for singing and a dream. That dream? To bring his passion for Indian music & dance to the people of America. Consequently, it is not uncommon for people to feel like they are a part of a Bollywood musical when attending a Jai Ho! Dance Party.
Far beyond a typical nightclub scene, at Jai Ho! the charismatic entertainer Prashant performs for the audience and often leads the crowd in dance routines. Jai Ho! is like a Bollywood film itself! Authentic and crossover Indian Dance Music (mainly Bollywood & Bhangra), complemented with dance lessons, dance performances and LIVE singing – make Jai Ho! an experience where anyone and everyone can join the fun and dance, regardless of age, culture or nationality.
Jai Ho! is presently a monthly dance party on third Saturdays at Chop Suey (Seattle) & last Saturdays at Lola’s Room (Portland). It features a new flavor/theme every month. Over the last two years, it has consistently introduced artists straight from India as well as featured local & touring artists from around the world.
On July 20th 2012, Jai Ho! will launch at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles making it the first of it’s kind Bollywood-Bhangra dance party to span the entire west coast!
FREE Henna (until 10:00 pm), Signature Chaitini (Chai Martini Cocktail), Bollywood Dance Lessons-Performances make every Jai Ho! an experience of Indian culture like none other while its backbone is a inclusive dance party!