ANDAZ : Portland’s Bhangra, Bollywood & Desi Bass Dance Party
with your hosts and resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid
ANDAZ is the West Coast’s longest-running Bhangra & Bollywood dance party, a transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing Portland crowds for nearly 13 years.
“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
The Analog Theater 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, Ore.
$10 ($5 before 10pm)
9pm-2:30 AM, 21+ w/ proper ID
Filmistan : Portland’s Original All-Bollywood Dance Party (est. 2008)
with your hosts DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid
Friday, June 12th, 2015
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212
$8 ($5 before 10pm)
$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!
Ages 21 and over only with proper photo ID
Despite rocking Portland dance floors for more than 14 years with Bollywood selections, it was not until 2008 that DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid founded a party devoted exclusively to Hindi film songs. Bollywood film music is the one music that unites all of South Asia, and increasingly, the world. Hindi-language film songs are the only Indian songs whose popularity crosses every state and national border in South Asia, and from Russia to Africa, South America to China, Bollywood’s reach and popularity continue to grow. Portlanders can now get their Bollywood fix through Netflix, or through the occasional new release screened at Century Clackamas Town Center. For those new to Bollywood, or lifetime filmi lovers, Filmistan is the one party where Portlanders can get an unadulterated taste of Anjali & The Kid’s favorite Bollywood dance floor Molotovs. With a Bollywood soundtrack collection that includes the results of many hours spent in Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar, and the purchase of some amazing private collections, who knows what might end up on the duo’s platters? From vintage Bollywood rock’n’roll, to Bollywood funk and disco, up to today’s pastiches of techno, hip-hop, and moombahton, it’s all in the mix at Filmistan.
Tropitaal A Desi-Latino Soundclash!
With your hosts and resident DJs Anjali and The Incredible Kid
and special guest Michael Bruce of Portland’s Gran Ritmos party.
Tropitaal features the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America scorching the dance floor in a battle to the dance. (Reggaeton, Moombahton, Digital Cumbia, 3Ball Guarachero, Dembow, Dancehall, Chutney, Desiton, Bollywood & Bhangramuffin & more!)
“DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid have been Portland’s leading world music DJs since the turn of the millennium.” -Willamette Week 12/31/14
Saturday, July 18th
Goodfoot Lounge 2845 SE Stark St Portland, Ore.
21 and over
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. Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Caribbean, Indian and Latin vibes.
Anjali and The Kid have two different radio shows on two different radio stations.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush broadcasts every Tuesday on KBOO 90.7FM 10pm – midnight Pacific Standard Time. “Electronic folk and urban sounds from the global diaspora and the desh; an auditory map of the world with South Asia at the center.” You can also listen online and shows are archived for two weeks.
Chor Bazaar broadcasts every Thursday on XRAY.FM 91.1.FM 7pm – 8pm. “DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid present International classics & unknown pop gems: vintage Bollywood/Kollywood/Tollywood, Hindi pop, 60’s French, Latin niceness & Panjabi folk.”
Learn to dance bhangra & giddha w/ Anjali at The Viscount Dance Studio (SE 7th & Washington, Portland, Ore.)
Learn to dance like a Bollywood rani! Anjali has been studying dance her whole life. Her first teacher was her Indian Mum who trained in Kathak (North Indian Classical) as a student of the famed Gopi Krishna. Anjali herself studied Kathak with S.N. Charka & Santosh Vyas (Jaipur Gharana.) She also spent years as a student of Jayanthi Raman, learning & performing Bharata Natyam (South Indian Classical.)
The Viscount Dance Studio, Portland, Ore.