ANDAZ is the longest-running Desi dance party in the world! A transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing crowds for more than 16 years. Join us as we continue this monthly dance ritual!

ANDAZ A Bhangra Bollywood Desi Bass Dance Party

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Featuring your hosts and resident DJs

Anjali & The Incredible Kid

plus GULABI GANG dancers & dholi ADAM MCCOLLOM

The Liquor Store

3341 SE Belmont St., Portland, Oregon 97214

$10 at the door ($5 before 10 pm)
*NO ADVANCE TICKETS*
21 and over
9pm-2am
RSVP over on Facebook!
“Andaz, the longest-running bhangra and Bollywood dance party in the world (and one of the wildest opportunities to shake your bum in Portland).” – The Portland Mercury

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{ANDAZ was featured in a 7-page spread in GQ India!}

“After 18 years as a duo, DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid are a Portland institution. It’s difficult to think of a local dance night with a more lovingly crafted mix of Bollywood, urban desi and Indian dance pop.” Willamette Week 9/19/18

“For more than 15 years, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid have been an inimitable force in the Portland dance scene. Since 2002 the power duo has hosted Andaz—their monthly bhangra, Bollywood, and desi bass dance party (the longest running on the West Coast)—and let me tell you, last month’s was WILD.” -The Portland Mercury 6/22/16

“Anjali and The Incredible Kid, Portland’s resident top Bollywood and bhangra deejays.” -The Portland Tribune 3/12/15

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

“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

 

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DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid’s New Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza at the Wonder Ballroom

DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid’s  New Year’s Eve Dance Party Extravaganza at the Wonder Ballroom 
featuring the live debut of Reyna Tropical (Fabi Reyna of She Shreds magazine and Savíla, and L.A. producer Sumohair)
Brown Calculus
DJ Casual Aztec (Club Culo/No Control Crew) 
and musician Adam McCollom on the dhol (Double-headed Panjabi drum.
There will also be dance performances from DJ Anjali and her Gulabi Gang troupe.
 
This party marks the 18th anniversary of Anjali and The Kid playing in Portland clubs as a duo since their New Year’s Eve debut in 2000. 
Anjali and The Kid won “Best DJ” in Portland in the 2017 and 2016 Willamette Week Reader’s Poll. 
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, 2018
 
WONDER BALLROOM
128 NE Russell St
Portland, OR 97212
503.284.8686
Doors 8 pm.
Show 9 pm – 1:00am. 
$29.50 advance $40 at the door
RSVP on Facebook HERE!
 
REYNA TROPICAL
 
 
“By pairing bright guitar riffs and meticulously layered samples with lulling lyricism, Reyna and Diaz meld the best of both worlds to create a tropical sound as complex and expansive as their shared experiences of bicultural Latinidad.” – NPR
 
Featured on NPR: 
 
Mexican Expats based in L.A and Portland, OR, “Reyna Tropical” is Fabi Reyna (She Shreds Magazine/Savíla) and Sumohair. They met for the first time in Nashville Tennesse on behalf of Redbull Music Academy’s Bass Camp at Bonnaroo. They got into the studio the same day they met, recorded a track that would later inspire “Reyna Tropical”. In the nature of experimentation they record each track in one session of improvisation.
 
 
BROWN CALCULUS
 
 
Sharing the same body in their past lives, Brown Calculus perform with melanated synergy. Keyboardist and beat maker, Andre Burgos, and singer/songwriter, Vaughn Kimmons, are Geminis, illuminating the sacredness of Black music, seeking to bring about community on Earth and beyond. They explore the soundscapes of the post-soul movement. Revealing the connection between complicated time signatures and Black divinity, with a cosmic sound that remains grounded.
 
 
 
CASUAL AZTEC
 
 
Casual Aztec is an artist and DJ based in Portland and founder of ‘Club Culo’, a JOTX event and curatorial project focusing on international club, neo perreo, trap, dembow, dancehall, reggaeton, and latin house. She has been featured in Vice Magazine, Tom Tom Magazine, and Discogs. She a member of ‘No Control’, a crew of westcoast based women and non binary DJs, producers and promotors.
 
Adam McCollom
 
 
Seattle based musician Adam McCollom started playing the dhol while living in India in 2003. He’s been the resident dholi at ANDAZ for over a year, hitting the road with Anjali & The Kid to play festivals, concerts-in-the-park & shaadis. His list of former bands is impressive: (Degenerate Art Ensemble (guitar/composer), The Vells (bass), The Pica Beats (keyboards/ piano), Breaks & Swells (bass), Brent Arnold and The Spheres (keyboards/piano), Ghosts Ive met (bass), Ota Prota (guitar/composer), Motherland Ensemble (oud). Since his graduation from Cornish (BFA in Music) where studied Jazz with Julian Priester (of Sun Ra Arkestra) and Hadley Caliman, he has studied Khayal (North Indian classical singing) with Pandit Devashish Dey in Varanasi for a full year as well as the Egyptian Oud & the Arabic Maqam system with Egyptian ethnomusicologist Maurice Roman.

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Thanks to you, we won Best DJ in Portland in Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Readers’ Poll for 2016 and 2017!

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Anjali and The Kid have two weekly radio shows!

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush broadcasts every Tuesday on KBOO 90.7 FM PORTLAND 10pm – midnight (Pacific) ~ presented by your hosts DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. Global Bass, Electronic folk & the urban sounds of the global diaspora… an auditory map of the world with South Asia at the center.  Anjali and The Kid have been proud hosts on KBOO Community Radio since January of 2006.

Chor Bazaar broadcasts every Wednesday on XRAY (107.1 & 91.1 FM PORTLAND) 6 – 7 pm. Anjali and The Kid present International classics & unknown pop gems from their vintage vinyl collections. With a focus on retro Bollywood & the Latino diaspora, you can also expect to hear Panjabi folk, Qawwali, South Asian filmi (Lollywood, Tollywood & Kollywood) as well as 60’s Pop (French, Thai, etc.)

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dj anjali surrey folk bhangra club

Learn the Panjabi folk dances Bhangra & Giddha with Anjali at The Viscount Dance Studio most Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm. Drop in or sign up for 4 weeks.

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Learn to dance like a Bollywood Rani!
Anjali has been studying dance since childhood, starting with her Indian Mum (who performed Kathak in Bombay as a member of the Gopi Krishna‘s troupe.) Anjali herself has studied & performed both Kathak (North Indian Classical) & Bharata Natyam (South Indian Classical) and draws from these traditions as well as Jazz, Hip Hop & South Asian Folk to teach her version of Bollywood. Check The Viscount Dance Studio for schedule.

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