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 and The Incredible Kid at Rotture on Saturday, April 6, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 5.

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From our sponsors at ANDAZ:
ANDAZ @ RottureANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid
Saturday, April 6, 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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15 Responses to Win Tickets ($30+): ANDAZ w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid @ Rotture | Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party

  1. Jen April 2, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Please I need this, just lost the best guy in the world cuz of my own stupidity, need to dance off the depression…

  2. jodi lepla April 2, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Sounds like fun!

  3. Helys April 2, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Andaz is the best party in town and Rotture is a great venue. I can’t wait to lift the energy and dance, dance dance

  4. mel April 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I have always meant to go to one of these epic dance parties and somehow have never made it. Please help me to get there this weekend!

  5. Stephanie April 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    I love Bollywood dancing! Pick me!

  6. Brian Bloom April 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    This is one of my wife’s favorite events and we haven’t been since last year. We’d *love* to win some tickets to this so we can go have fun this weekend… :D

  7. Alex April 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    because it would be lovely

  8. L April 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    One of my first experiences when I moved to Portland three years ago was dancing at a warehouse party to the sonic enchantment of DJ Anjali. Please send me to this dance party. I would be so happy.

  9. Nicole smith ryan April 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Would love to attend a dance party!!!

  10. Dayan April 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    I’ve seen DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid a few times and it is always an awesome show! I love dancing to Bhangra. I would be thrilled to win these tickets because this will be so MUCH FUN!!!

  11. Cyndy April 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Because I love this music.

  12. Amy April 4, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    After getting the hardware removed from breaking my leg, my physical therapist recommends I get more exercise. What better way than to dance to Bhangra!

  13. Jenette April 5, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    One of the first times I ever really had fun dancing was with DJ Anjali during PICA’s TBA festival years ago! I’ve been a fan ever since. I’d love to go this weekend, and although it’s inexpensive and definitely worth the price, I can’t afford it. Please pick me!

  14. Buff Medb Neretin April 5, 2013 at 8:25 am #





  15. Amy April 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    My friend, Max, just finished school and is desperately looking for a job and needs to let loose. If we win these tickets, we’ll be ready to boogie to DJ Anjali until close! Thanks, Amy

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