Win Tickets ($40): ANDAZ: Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party @ Dante’s | w/ DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid, Dance Lesson

We are giving away a tickets for a party of 5 to ANDAZ: Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party @ Dante’s on January 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 17.

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ANDAZ: Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party @ Dante'sANDAZ: Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party
w/your hosts and resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid
January 17, 2014
Doors 8 p.m. | $8 ($5 before 10pm) | 21+
More info:

350 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 226-6630 | More info:

Bhangra dance lesson by Anjali at 10pm.

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.

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.

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.

“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

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13 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): ANDAZ: Bhangra/Bollywood/Urban Desi Dance Party @ Dante’s | w/ DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid, Dance Lesson

  1. ~Nilu~ January 13, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    It’s my bIrThDaY this Friday!!! I wanna dhoom (rock the beat) all night w/ Anjali n the Kid :D

  2. Rachel January 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets because I will be in Portland for the weekend, showing the city to some international students from Eastern Oregon University. This would be such a fun even to take them to! I first heard DJ Anjali at Sasquatch, and I LOVE the beats!

  3. Mathew January 14, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    I haven’t seen DJ Anjali since last year and I’m aching to go again!

  4. Sarah January 14, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Oh, to dance the night away again with Anjali and friends!! I’d be bring the hip shaking-est, happiest, most bad ass folks to dance with me if I won these tickets!

  5. sunchicka January 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  6. Heather January 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    Love these parties! Would love to go!

  7. Coral January 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    Two best girl friends from out of town + bollywood dancing + Dante’s = best night ever!

  8. Dana Plambeck January 16, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    I have a friend who won’t let me buy her a ticket, but needs a free night out. This would be great!

  9. esteban January 16, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    I will attend so I can dance my ass off!

  10. Emily January 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    I want to dance and celebrate! Was at an event this dj did last year and loved the music! Great DJ would love to hear her again!

  11. Rachel January 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Bollywood Dance Party Yeah!!

  12. Eric January 17, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Never been to a Bollywood party. Sounds like a blast!

  13. Rebecca January 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    I love dancing, and this would give me the perfect excuse to get my lover to come with me!

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