Win Tickets ($35): ANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ Rotture | Bhangra/Bollywood Dance Party

We are giving away tickets for you and four friends to attend ANDAZ with DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Rotture. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 2.

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From our sponsors at ANDAZ:
Andaz w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ RottureANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid
Saturday, November 3, 2012
9 p.m. | $7, $5 before 10 p.m. | 21+
More Info: www.anjaliandthekid.com

Rotture
315 SE Third Avenue

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid just celebrated ten years of the longest-running Desi party West of the Hudson river. The excitement continues in the first parties of their eleventh year! Lately groups of Panjabis from Vancouver, BC have been making pilgrimages to attend ANDAZ. In September Anjali and The Kid were hired by the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration organization to play a party in Vancouver, BC.

ANDAZ is such a Portland institution it is mentioned in the travel guides Best Places Portland 8th Edition and the Moon Handbook Portland; fitting recognition for a monthly dance party now in its eleventh year!

Anjali and The Incredible Kid first introduced Portland dance floors to the sounds of Bollywood and Bhangra in 2000, but it was not until July of 2002 that they founded a party dedicated exclusively to featuring the sounds of the desi diaspora. ANDAZ was an instant success and many thought the success was a fad. The party started as the Truth Hurts song “Addictive,” featuring a prominent sample of the Bollywood song “Thoda Resham Lagta Hai,” was making its way up the charts to a peak of #9. This was one year before a Jay-Z remix of Panjabi MC’s Bhangra track “Mundian To Bach Ke” reached the US Top 40.

This was five years before MIA covered the Bollywood song “Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja,” and made use of South Indian soundtrack percussion players to create the dense rhythms of several of the tracks on her Kala album. This was seven years before Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Academy Awards and grossed $140 million dollars at the North American box office, with a soundtrack by the Bollywood composer A.R Rahman that one two Oscars, reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and topped the Billboard Top Electronic Albums twice, once knocking Lady Gaga out of the top spot after a twelve-week run. This was eight years before Bollywood movies were released in mainstream theaters throughout the Portland metro area, including such unlikely places as the Century Clackamas Town Center.

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9 Responses to Win Tickets ($35): ANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ Rotture | Bhangra/Bollywood Dance Party

  1. Sally October 30, 2012 at 14:28 #

    I would like to attend ANDAZ for multiple reasons: (1) I have lived in Portland for three years now and heard about ANDAZ when I first got here because I did some volunteer work with Dj Anjali. I have never actually made it to the event, which I feel really bad about, and I would like this coming Saturday to be the Saturday where my friends and I finally shake our booties to sweet Bollywood rhythms. (2) My friend is meeting a date for the first time at the event, and I want to be there to support him. She is bringing friends and so should he. If I win the tickets, one of them will therefore be his.

  2. Alyssa October 30, 2012 at 15:19 #

    The best dance party in Portland!

  3. Michael Tindall October 31, 2012 at 09:16 #

    I’ve very excited for two weeks of Anjali & The Kid in a row!

  4. Benj October 31, 2012 at 20:08 #

    I have been making pilgrimages to attend ANDAZ from inner SE PDX.

  5. MM November 1, 2012 at 15:46 #

    Winter’s coming! Gotta find some way to stay warm with my Sugar Lips. Andaz is a good place to start.

  6. Alex November 1, 2012 at 15:56 #

    because it sounds lovely

  7. Amy November 1, 2012 at 17:23 #

    Oh, I love DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid. The music is irresistible and the interactive nature of the “performance” is powerful. I have attended the dance party a couple times and have been touched by what seems like audience participation. I can’t quite tell sometimes who the audience is and who the actual performers are. This monthly event is a symbol of unity and pride in multiculturalism. And, it’s not just cross-cultural, but also all ages. Elders and the youth (okay over 21, but still young if you are an elder like I am) are all dancing together. Some people wear more traditional Punjabi dress and some are in more modern attire. Bhangra music is heart music and the energy is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in PDX. Thanks, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid!!!

  8. Truth Sliger November 2, 2012 at 12:00 #

    Om namah shivaya! Blessed to be in Portland and loving the rain and beautiful people here. I would be soo greeatfull to win tickets to this lovely event. A HO!

  9. Melisa November 2, 2012 at 13:10 #

    The bad news: the husband now works at his crappy job until 10 pm so we can’t come early when it’s cheap. The good news: he no longer works at 9 am on Sundays so we can dance all night! And…if you choose us…we only need 2 tickets because all our friends are too old and boring to ever come dancing with us which means you could give the other 2 tickets to someone else…everyone wins!

    Can’t wait–thanks for always putting on such a great party!

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