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ANDAZ: Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party
December 28, 2013
Doors 8 p.m. | $8 ($5 before 10pm) | 21+
More info: startheaterportland.com
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Nadaka and Gopika perform at 8:30pm.
Bhangra dance lesson by Anjali at 10pm.
ANDAZ is Portland’s original Bhangra & Bollywood dance party, a transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing crowds for more than eleven years.
ANDAZ is such a Portland institution it is mentioned in the travel guides Best Places Portland and the Moon Handbook Portland; fitting recognition for a monthly dance party celebrating eleven revolutionary years.
Gopika and Nadaka sing sacred chants and traditional ragas, combined with subtle music and delicate sounds designed to create a meditative experience.
Nadaka was born in Quebec but lived in India for most of his life. His love and passion for Indian culture led him to study its music, learn different Indian instruments and styles. He conceived and crafted a unique instrument of his own; a guitar specially designed to play the ragas and subtle tones of Indian music which he refers to as the “Geet-Taar” (singing strings). Nadaka has toured with many acclaimed Indian musicians and has a number of successful albums to his credit. Inspired by Indian Ragas and rhythms, he carries us through his unique musical world that is both modern and rich in tradition.
Gopika was born in Mumbai, and grew up in an artistic environment mingling with many of India’s great artists and musicians. Singer, painter, photographer, she progressively discovered a spiritual dimension within that led her to the Sri Aurobindo ashram and Auroville. She studied Sanskrit mantras in their original ancient form at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. Her voice carries a refined and soulful quality that reflects her seeking spirit. She teaches Vedic chanting, performs and offers regular workshops in India and other countries. She is currently pursuing a graduate program in Applied Craft & Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland.
“Maybe the Portland area’s most well-known deejays.” The Portland Tribune 1/26/12
“People were talking about all weekend: DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid–playing every, SINGLE day (the only performers to do so), the Portland duo was the must-not-miss Bollywood/bhangra dance party makers of the weekend.” (Sasquatch! Festival 2011) Oregon Music News 5/31/11
“Celebrate our local heroes as they hold down the biggest rock fest in the Northwest” (Sasquatch! Festival 2011) The Portland Mercury 5/26/11
“DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid sets are one of Portland’s great recurring dance parties.” Willamette Week 12/16/09
“Portland’s favorite boy/girl DJ pair” The Oregonian 6/19/09
“The pair have been keeping Portland dancing for so long in various incarnations, imagining the local music scene without their bhangra and Bollywood rhythms is unthinkable. ” The Oregonian 5/26/06
“The DJs responsible for making “bhangra” and “Asian garage” somewhat household words outside Portland’s Desi community” – The Portland Mercury 1/8/04