ANDAZ Portland's Original Bhangra, Bollywood & Desi Bass Dance Party Celebrating 19 Years!

Sat Jul 10 2021

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$15.00

Ages 21+

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DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid, twice voted Best DJs in Portland, emerge from a year of livestreaming during pandemic to celebrate the 19-year anniversary of their ANDAZ Bhangra and Bollywood dance party. Featuring FINSTA, dholi Adam McCollom, and a Desi dance lesson with Anjali.

The world's longest running Desi dance party is a Portland original, a transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing Portland crowds since 2002!

ANDAZ Portland's Original Bhangra, Bollywood & Desi Bass Dance Party Celebrating 19 Years!! Featuring resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid with Dholi Adam McCollom (Seattle) & special guest FINSTA Saturday, July 10th, 2021

"Their long-standing Andaz party has become legendary" -Willamette Week 6/5/19 "Whether it's the Desi-Latino Soundclash: Tropitaal, the Bhangra Bollywood dance party: ANDAZ, or her annual NYE rager, Anjali is the premier Portland dance DJ." -Eleven PDX 4/8/19 "Andaz, the longest-running bhangra and Bollywood dance party in the world (and one of the wildest opportunities to shake your bum in Portland)." -Portland Mercury 7/27/18 "DJ Anjali & The Kid have been a staple of Portland, Oregon's club scene for almost two decades, creating spaces for DJs and dancers to enjoy an international mélange of music ranging from bhangra to reggaeton." -Remezcla 12/26/18
 

ANDAZ Portland's Original Bhangra, Bollywood & Desi Bass Dance Party Celebrating 19 Years!

  • DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid

    DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid

    Dance

    DJ ANJALI & THE INCREDIBLE KID
    DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid have spent more than 20 years igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by borders or language. They host the longest-running Bhangra and Bollywood party in the world (Andaz est. 2002), co-founded the Pacific Northwest’s first Global Bass dance party (Atlas 2003-2013) and host two weekly radio shows (CHOR BAZAAR on XRAY.FM and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush on KBOO.FM.) In 2013 Anjali and The Kid initiated TROPITAAL! A Desi Latino Soundclash, which they host monthly at The Goodfoot.
    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.
    In addition to hosting their own club nights, Anjali and The Kid regularly perform at festivals. They have appeared at Sasquatch! Music Festival, Decibel, What The Festival?!, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Matatu (Oakland), Photosynthesis, Soul’d Out, Portland International Film Festival, Indian Summer Festival (Vancouver, B.C.), Kaleidoscope and Vancouver Queer Film Festival to name a few. 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 19 years. While ANDAZ was still in the bloom of youth, Anjaliand 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.
    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.
  • Adam McCollom

    Adam McCollom

    Fusion

    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. adammccollom.com
  • FINSTA

    FINSTA

    Dance

    FINSTA is a disco dancer from india, currently living in portland or. he makes bollydisco and hyperpop so that we can all have fun queer music to dance to.

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ANDAZ Portland's Original Bhangra, Bollywood & Desi Bass Dance Party Celebrating 19 Years!

Sat Jul 10 2021 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
ANDAZ Portland's Original Bhangra, Bollywood & Desi Bass Dance Party Celebrating 19 Years!

$15.00 Ages 21+

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid, twice voted Best DJs in Portland, emerge from a year of livestreaming during pandemic to celebrate the 19-year anniversary of their ANDAZ Bhangra and Bollywood dance party. Featuring FINSTA, dholi Adam McCollom, and a Desi dance lesson with Anjali.

The world's longest running Desi dance party is a Portland original, a transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing Portland crowds since 2002!

ANDAZ Portland's Original Bhangra, Bollywood & Desi Bass Dance Party Celebrating 19 Years!! Featuring resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid with Dholi Adam McCollom (Seattle) & special guest FINSTA Saturday, July 10th, 2021

"Their long-standing Andaz party has become legendary" -Willamette Week 6/5/19 "Whether it's the Desi-Latino Soundclash: Tropitaal, the Bhangra Bollywood dance party: ANDAZ, or her annual NYE rager, Anjali is the premier Portland dance DJ." -Eleven PDX 4/8/19 "Andaz, the longest-running bhangra and Bollywood dance party in the world (and one of the wildest opportunities to shake your bum in Portland)." -Portland Mercury 7/27/18 "DJ Anjali & The Kid have been a staple of Portland, Oregon's club scene for almost two decades, creating spaces for DJs and dancers to enjoy an international mélange of music ranging from bhangra to reggaeton." -Remezcla 12/26/18
 

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.