Win Tickets ($44): Ring in 2015 at New Year’s Eve Bollywood Dance Party Extravaganza @ Bossanova Ballroom | w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid + Fire Performance by Nagasita

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the New Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza @ Bossanova Ballroom w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid! To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, December 26.

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From our sponsors:
NYE @ BossanovaNew Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza
December 31, 2014
Doors 8 p.m. / Dance 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
$17 ADV/ $22 Doors | 21+
More info: eventbrite.com

Bossanova Ballroom
722 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid are returning to the spacious and elegant Bossanova Ballroom for their fourth New Year’s Eve party in a row; now featuring a brand new sound system!

Featuring

  • Aaerial performance by Jolene Dickerson.
  • Dance performance from Heidi Hines.
  • A performance from Portland marching band LoveBomb Go-Go.

“Portland’s finest purveyors of Bollywood, bhangra and global bass music.” -Vortex Music Magazine 10/12/14

This party marks the fourteenth anniversary of Anjali and The Kid playing in Portland clubs as a duo since their New Year’s Eve debut in 2000. Expect some banging Bhangra and Bollywood tracks along with Giddha Bounce, the best in Urban Desi and maybe even some forays into other international club bangers, depending on the mood of the DJs and the crowd.

“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

Featuring a fire performance by Nagasita and a dance performance by DJ Anjali and The Incredible Ladies.

This party features brand new specially-commissioned Bollywood visuals by Micah Schmelzer.

DJ ANJALI AND THE INCREDIBLE KID

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have spent more than a decade igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by borders or language. They host the longest-running Bhangra and Bollywood party on the West Coast, co-founded the Pacific Northwest’s first Global Bass dance party and host two weekly radio shows onXRAY.FM and KBOO.FM. Few DJs can be said to have changed the sound of their city but that is exactly what DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have accomplished since they first introduced Portland, Oregon nightclub audiences to the many varied sounds of Global Bass at a raucous New Year’s Eve debut in 2000.

They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the heavy dance floor artillery of South Asia, but the duo scour the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local music traditions with window-rattling production. Anjali and The Kid regularly perform at festivals including five sets at the Sasquatch! Music Festival tenth anniversary where they headlined the dance tent opening night.

They have performed at festivals such as Decibel, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Photosynthesis, Fairytale and Kaleidoscope and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The duo travel to perform in cities such as New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and Vancouver, BC to headline parties such as Basement Bhangra, iBomba, Bhangrateque, Ottomania and Non Stop Bhangra.

After making a name for themselves in their hometown’s raucous house party circuit, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid introduced the Portland, Oregon nightclub scene to the sounds of Bhangra, Bollywood and Global Bass on New Year’s Eve 2000. A series of residencies followed, beginning with a night at the legendary Blackbird, and the duo began hosting their ANDAZ dance parties in July of 2002. The party’s focus on hardcore Panjabi Bhangra and the latest electronic confections from the Bollywood film industry continue to pack the dance floor after 12 years. While ANDAZ was still in the bloom of youth, Anjali and The Kid founded the revolutionary dance night ATLAS (with co-host/DJ E3) at Holocene in November of 2003 to introduce Portland to Global Bass sounds such as: Balkan Beats, Reggaeton, Funk Carioca, 3Ball Guarachero, Digital Cumbia, Urban Desi, French and Arabic Hip-Hop, Rai N B, Reggada, Dembow, Dubstep, Kuduro, Merengue Urbano and a host of other local and diasporic future musics. ATLAS was a vital party in Portland nightlife and the Global Bass scene internationally for more than nine years and remains the longest-running night in Holocene’s history. In 2013 Anjali and The Kid initiated TROPITAAL: A Desi Latino Soundclash, their latest project.

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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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($44): Ring in 2015 at New Year’s Eve Bollywood Dance Party Extravaganza @ Bossanova Ballroom | w/ DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid + Fire Performance by Nagasita

  1. Bijoux Ikebana December 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    I would love to support local talents and wonderful artists while ringing in the New Year. This looks like a very special event that i would bee honored to attend. I would love the opprotunity to go!

  2. Jessica December 18, 2014 at 1:29 am #

    Sounds like fun!

  3. Kami December 18, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    I would love to go to this show because it’s going to be an amazing eye candy extravaganza. Aerialist, belly dancers, and Bollywood music, sounds like a magical night!

  4. Lauren December 18, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    This is going to be a great way to bring in the new year, and winning free tickets would make it even better!!

    • Jessica December 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

      Me and my friend Molly love Bollywood, we would dance all night!

  5. David December 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid bring some of the freshest sounds ever heard to Portland. Ringing in the new year with them at the Bossanova would be one of the high points of the year!

  6. E.A. December 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    It is my resolution this New Year to attend a Bollywood dance party!

  7. Allie December 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    Last year on NYE I was home sick and my bf came over and took care of me. Let me make it up to him by taking him to Bossanova this year to see DJ Anjali (whom we adore)!

  8. Trish December 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    To dance dance dance with this amazing duo and all the great energy that will be there, oh, my, YES!!!!!!!

  9. Pamela December 19, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    I love this music and this duo does it best! Joyful, rhythmic, inspiring, crazy-dancing fun . . . can’t think of a better way to bring in 2015.

  10. Shelley December 19, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    I’d like to go because it sounds like an amazing time and I can’t imagine anything being more exciting!

  11. maltay December 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    This sounds like the perfect way to ring in 2015 with my favorite ladies! I want to go!!

  12. Karri December 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    I need to ring in the new year dancing with my best ladies.

  13. Louis December 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    My girlfriend and I decided to take a road trip (from SF) to spend New Years in Portland. Neither of us has ever been so we’re excited to check it out. This would be icing on the cake for sure!

  14. Lynn S December 20, 2014 at 12:46 am #

    Ringing in the new year dancing with DJ Anjali would be cool!

  15. Jacquie December 20, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Sounds like a blast! Costumes? :-)

  16. shaylene December 21, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Sounds like a great time.

  17. Dominic December 21, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    This would be nice to attend, can I win?

  18. Laura December 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    Yes I need more aerialists and bollywood in my life! I would love to win and take that special someone with me!

  19. Nicole smith Ryan December 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Who doesn’t love fire and Bollywood dancing!! Dj Anjali makes it even better, I would love to ring in the new year and my 8 years of being with my wife at this fabulous dancing party with all of my friends and the love of my life!

  20. Nicole December 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    I’ve been hearing about DJ Anjali from friends in Eugene and Portland and would love to experience her creativity on the dance floor on New Year’s Eve with my sweetie!

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