Tropitaal A Desi-Latino Soundclash

With hosts and resident DJs Anjali and The Incredible Kid

Saturday, October 6th , 2018

Goodfoot Lounge
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
9pm-2:00am
$8
(21+)

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Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the
rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal, a Desi/Latino
Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America
go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions.
Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions
and deep crates from across the spectrum of Latin, Indian and
Caribbean vibes. (We are not talking Salsa, but Reggaeton, Moombahton,
Digital Cumbia, 3Ball Guarachero, Latin Trap, Dembow and more.

When Anjali and The Kid started Tropitaal five years ago many people were confused, how do South Asian and Latin club music go together? Now J. Balvin tops the international charts with “Mi Gente” sampling a Bangladeshi film song, and on this year’s trip to India Anjali and The Kid heard multiple reggaeton songs on Mumbai pop radio and a dembow mix being played in a Punjabi mall food court. The future Tropitaal predicted has finally arrived.

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Bollywood Horror XVI Halloween Costume Dance Party

Featuring hosts and resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid

plus special guests

Tiare Tashnick FKA Nagasita, Paulina Muñoz, Sasha Khetarpal-Vasser

& dholi Adam McCollom (Seattle)

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

No Vacancy Lounge
235 SW 1st Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97204
9PM-2AM
$10-$15 in advance / $15 day of show
21 + w/ proper ID
The longest-running Bollywood Halloween party in the world is a Portland original, a wild dance party celebrating sixteen years of raucous costumed merriment hosted by DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. The centerpiece of every Bollywood Horror is the costume contest hosted by Anjali with fabulous prizes from rad local businesses for the best costumes. Featuring only the wickedest beats from the subcontinent: cower at the thundering dhols, shiver at the piercing wails of Bollywood divas. The night features specially-commissioned psychedelic Bollywood Horror visuals remixed from Anjali ‘s vault of South Asian horror.
Tiare Tashnick
Tiare Tashnick (formerly kown as NagaSita) is an internationally renowned, breakthrough fusion dance artist who specializes in Tribal Bellydance, Classical Temple Fusion and Ritual Theatre. After spending three years in the California mountains refining her artistry, she is excited to return to her Portland roots where she began her career as a performer, grew into a teacher, choreographer and director, founded and mentored her dance troupe Apsara, produced multitudes of shows and toured with the circus. Tiare is currently pouring her creative heart and soul into the launch of her new visionary living theatre company Valôuria and dancing with her sisters of Elixir. Keep an eye out for the magical ripples to ensue.
Paulina Muñoz

 

Formerly a competitive karate athlete and dancer, Paulina has performed as a soloist and duo artist with her partner Omri. Paulina has 10+ years as a professional aerialist traveling around the USA and internationally. Paulina is currently working with a touring company, Halcyon Shows, and is performing in their production AUREUM.

Anjali & The Incredible Kid

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have spent more than fifteen years 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 on XRAY.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 (2011), Decibel, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Photosynthesis, Soul’d Out, Portland International Film Festival, Indian Summer Festival, Kaleidoscope and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. They have guested at the legendary Basement Bhangra (NYC) numerous times as well as Non Stop Bhangra (SF), iBomba (NYC) and Bhangrateque (Chicago.)

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.

They have supported artists as diverse as A Tribe Called Red, Bomba Estéreo, Tigerstyle, Balkan Beat Box, Major Lazer, Skrillex, Flying Lotus, Saini Surinder, Digable Planets, Delhi 2 Dublin, Sleigh Bells, Glitch Mob, Dengue Fever, Blockhead, Uproot Andy, Hindi Zahra, Toy Selectah, Quantic, Opiuo, Bonobo, Gold Panda, Maga Bo, Poirier, Plastician, Kultur Shock, Ghostland Observatory, State of Bengal, Karsh Kale, DJ Rekha, DJ Spooky, CeU, Antibalas, Nickodemus & Joro-Boro.

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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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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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