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, March 2, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 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, March 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. (Eleven years in July.)

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

  1. jenny2times February 25, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    Since I bought my house I haven’t had time or funds to really go out in town…finances have been tight and house projects keep me so busy. Would love a night out with my g/f!

  2. Ariana February 25, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    Would love to attend this rad event!

  3. Lynette February 25, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    The first thing I did when I moved out to the NW was go to a Jai Ho party. I was enthralled by all of it. Still the best time ever. I want to win these tickets so that there will be Jai Ho!!!!!!!

  4. Amy February 25, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I love this music!

  5. Noel February 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I love Bhangra & Bollywood Dancing! I’ve only been a few times before in Portland, but its always super fun and a relaxed dancing environment. Plus the lessons beforehand are great! Hope I win the tickets so we can do ladies night at Rotture!

  6. Kush February 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    D distinguished
    A advanced
    N neurotic
    C communicative
    E experience

    I just wanna dance…..

  7. Pete Jaeger February 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    My girlfriend and I went for the first time in February and had a blast. Told some of our friends about it. Would be awesome if we could treat them this Sat. Funds are tight (recently moved to Portlandand trying to start new careers), so some free tickets would be rad.

  8. Neil February 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    I’m pathetically sub-urban but I’d still like to go to the Urban Desi Dance Party.

  9. Sheri February 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I saw them for the first time last weekend and was blown away! I am new to this kind of music and I love it. Also new to Portland, so what better way to experience more of it than with free tickets to a new place?!

  10. Jessica Marie February 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Recent break up and a much needed booty shake is in order..perty please. ;)

  11. James February 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Best danceparty out there – in ten years of going.

  12. Kelsey February 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    my friend’s birthday is this Saturday and it would be perfect to win these for her!

  13. QPToy February 26, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    1) I’m tasked with making a SUPER-SPECIAL birthday weekend for my GF
    2) DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid DJ’d at my GF’s wedding… (she’s now divorced)
    3) Time’s is hard for this pimp – out of work since December due to illness/hospitalization/2X surgeries, just got the OK to go back to work in two week’s time – funds are scarce to say the least
    4) What a way to tick the #1 box above!

  14. mallie February 28, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go with this and my homie could really use a night out! Bhangra beat, bebe!

  15. Big Griddle February 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Me and Little Griddle love to dance!

  16. Cyndy February 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Didn’t get enough exercise at the gym this week, this would make up for it.

  17. Alexis February 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    I really want to go out dancing with my girl friends!

  18. Alex February 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    please please please

  19. Tiger February 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Between me and the 3 friends I bring we will have:

    A pirate
    Some booty
    A panther
    A highly trained amateur dancer
    Blood bourbon content of 0.04
    Thousands- really! – of hours on the dance floor

  20. Meagan Barbie February 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I like music, and I like dancing, this event seems to incorporate both?! wowsers!

  21. Joshua Decker February 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    I would love this!

  22. christine February 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    dj anjali shows are the best places to watch white boys dance.

  23. sunchicka March 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Sounds like fun

  24. Mike Cousino March 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Wowza! I went to the Bollywood dance a few months ago and it changed my life. I loved the inter-generational scene. Everyone seemed to be dancing together. Looking forward to doing it again!

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