Win Tickets ($30+): ANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ Rotture | Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party

We are giving away tickets for you and four friends to attend ANDAZ with DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid on Saturday, February 2, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 1.

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From our sponsors at ANDAZ:
Andaz w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ RottureANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid
Saturday, February 2, 2013
9 p.m. | $7, $5 before 10 p.m. | 21+
Bhangra Dance Lesson at 9:30 p.m.
More Info:

315 SE Third Avenue

ANDAZ is not only the longest-running Desi party on the West Coast, it is the longest-running Desi party West of the Hudson river. December’s ANDAZ had such phenomenal energy, bursting with so many new and familiar faces that the party is clearly still in its youth and growing even after more than ten years!

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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13 Responses to Win Tickets ($30+): ANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ Rotture | Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party

  1. farmer_dan January 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Would love to go to this!

  2. Jason Sartain January 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    A friend and I are having a double-date that night, but we’re all on a tight budget, so it would be nice to win tickets to something really fun. Plus, we all like Bhangra and Bollywood!! :)

  3. Lin January 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    I love Bollywood! This sounds like a really fun event and I would love to be able to go!

  4. laupre January 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    I haven’t been to this in so long, but it was alwaus a blast!

  5. James Martin January 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm #


  6. Soco January 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I sounds like a fun new adventure!!

  7. Kjersten January 31, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    My friend is going to be in town from Minnesota and I would love to go dancing with her! We used to make up dances to songs when we were kids :)

  8. Mathew January 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I need to get my bhangra booty shakin’ on! Help a brotha out?

  9. Evan January 31, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Ima take out my delicious girlfriend and show her how it’s DONE.

  10. Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Love to dance! what an opportunity…

  11. Mallie February 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    I’ll make it one of these days! Sure would help getting through these midterms!

  12. Scotty February 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Pick me, my fiancé is a belly dancer she would love this.

  13. Lindsey February 1, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I want to go to there.

    Also, I’m just craving a dance party this weekend, but I’m broke!

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