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

We’re giving you ANOTHER CHANCE to WIN 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 Monday, December 29.

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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:

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!


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

  1. Brenda McCoy December 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    I would love to win so that I could invite 2 more friends that might otherwise be unable to go. (I’m going no matter what.) Dancing is the best way to enter the New Year! Thank you!

    • Emerald December 23, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

      Good luck

    • bob December 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

      I’m only 16, so all of the money I DO have will be used to bribe myself allowance into the party.

  2. Sarah snelson December 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    this will be my 4 New Year’s Eve at this classic Portland venue. I saw them DJ at good foot on my birthday and fell in love. Going to this event would be the joyous occasion I need this time of year. A recent family loss has left a sting on the holidays for my husband and I.

    Would love nothing more than to dance in the new year with such a great crew!

  3. Stephanie Golisch December 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Anjali and The Kid always bring the smiles and good vibes. I always try to catch their gigs. I am looking forward to the first NYE party with them.

  4. Iris December 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    Please please please! Bollywood rocks! And the alternative would be – well, you don’t want to know

  5. Jes baker December 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    would love to go this and dance and with my hubby and 5 month baby bump :)

  6. Sandra Boggs December 24, 2014 at 12:53 am #

    I had one of the most fun and energetic dance nights ever when I saw this incredible DJ. But it wasn’t just the music, it was the people dancing…everyone was fun, laughing, dancing, enjoying the positive vibe. I couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year. We are coming with a group of 7 so far, but hope to make it more! Everyone is cool and fun, and it was easy to make new friends. ;) See you there, I hope!

  7. Louis December 24, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    This would be such a great experience! My girlfriend and I have been doing the long distance thing and he will be in Portland for New Year’s Eve. She and I really enjoy acoustic, blues, and live music! This would be a treat for the both of us as reunited for the coming of the new year! Thank you for your consideration.

  8. Tahni December 24, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    This sounds super fun! I’d love to go.

  9. Trish December 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Want to Dance, DAnce, DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Kimi December 24, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    I’ve been traveling all month, and wasn’t able to buy any NYE tickets in advance!

  11. Julia December 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    This would be the perfect way to ring in the New Years! Pick me!

  12. Tyler Whiteside December 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    My wife and I will forever love and cherish the PDX Piepline if we are the lucky chosen New Years eve revelers

  13. Scott McClain December 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    Happy New Year and may it bring in just a little more sanity at the highest levels.

  14. Nicole Smith Ryan December 25, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    Would love to win these for my anniversary of 8 years. it’s going to be a night to remember!

  15. Maureen December 25, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Jai ho

  16. Jon Go December 26, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Indian dancing on new yr’s?? Awesome!

  17. Kelli Johnson December 26, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    I would love to be here – this sounds like the Portland I’ve been dying to experience. New Years will be the last day I spend with my oregon man for a long time before I head back to the east coast, and I can’t think of a better way to impress him than to take him out somewhere awesome one last time!

  18. PIT2PDX December 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Good afternoon! I recently moved from Pittsburgh to Portland and I have neither plans nor friends with whom to celebrate NYE! :( I love world music and dancing, and I think this party looks like it’ll be an amazingly fun time and perfect way to bring in the new year. I’d very much love to be picked to win entry to this event! Thanks for your consideration! :)

  19. Anjelica Urciel December 26, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    I would love to win!! This will be both me and my boy friends first New Years Eve celebration together, and he has never celebrated EVER, AND-is new to Oregon and never been downtown Portland. This would be such a magical, memorable night for us both. PLEASE pick us!!!

  20. c December 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

    Just moved to town and would like nothing more than to see this duo do their thing. Saw them at goodfoot in November and it was an incredible time.

  21. pida December 27, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    I want to win tickets because I just fell in love and hope to kiss him on NYE :)

  22. beth December 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    Because i dont want to spend new years eve alone. I want to put on a dress and dance. Because i need some magic, and this looks like magic to me:)

  23. Leila Whitney` December 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    This looks awesome!

  24. tom December 27, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    This looks great!

  25. Melissa December 27, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

    We would love to see DJ Anjali… Haven’t been to one of her shows since 2004 and it would be a great way to ring in the new year!

  26. Bijoux Ikebana December 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    THIS IS THE EVENT I WANT TO BEE AT!!!!! My Friends are performing and I’d love to be able to go and show support. This is the ideal event for New Year’s Eve!!!! Pick me , Pick me…. Please please please!! Many Blessings and Happy New Year!!!! <3 Bijoux

  27. jen December 28, 2014 at 1:19 am #


  28. Lucy Mckown December 28, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    I would absolutely love to win these tickets! I’m from NYC and I’m here to enjoy the Portland experience and this is exactly the experience I want to be a part of this newyears with my Irish twin sister! We’re looking to start this year off great and have the best Portland experience ever :)

  29. rio December 28, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    I need to dance with you and everyone. The beats Anjali plays will lift my soul and make all the hard dark times I transitioned through this year melt away. Making room for new and magical moments for the new year.

  30. Shelly December 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Recently divorced….for the second time at age 49! Give me a reason to celebrate, please!

  31. Michael Stirling December 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Nothing would make me happier than to attend this New Year’s Eve event because I turned 60 this year and I can think of no more fun way to celebrate than dancing into the new year to DJ Anjali and the Incredible kid, while seeing Nagasita’s astounding fire dance! Send me into my next decade smiling & dancing! Sixty-fun! Vah Vah!

  32. Alex December 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Sis just moved to Portland, I’m coming up to visit for NYE and this sounds amazing! Free tix wouldn’t hurt! :)

  33. Claire December 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm #


  34. Tiffany December 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    I would love to win tickets so I can show my wonderful friends a well-deserved good time.

  35. Minh December 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm #


    This event looks wonderful and the first I’ve seen. It would be nice to be able to experience the music and dance because the 31st is my birthday and a friend of mine as well. If it’s only one ticket, then I’m good on the event, but if there’s a chance to win two then I’d love to take my friend with me.

  36. kristin d December 29, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    i would love to win these tickets. thanks so much & happy new year everyone!

  37. Elizabeth December 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    I am new in town and would love to have something fun to do on NYE. Help me discover what is great about this city! I would be so grateful! xx

  38. Allison Bailey December 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    I would love to attend!

  39. Kumar December 30, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    I want to attend! I really do do do do do.

  40. Lauren Z December 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    I have not seen my best friend in a year, she was volunteering as a nurse in Ecuador. She and I have dreamed of going to India together (I went in 2008 and have told her how much I loved it), so it will be really fun to dance to Bollywood music and dream of the trip we want to take to India together sometime in the next couple of years. Cheers!

  41. Colleen December 31, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    Omg I love DJ Anjali!!!!! And I hardly dance!

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