ANDAZ Bhangra Bollywood Dance Party: Anjali & The Incredible Kid
ANDAZ: A Bhangra/Bollywood/Desi Bass Dance Party
Featuring hosts and resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid.
With musician Adam McCollom (SEA) on the dhol.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
ANDAZ is the longest-running Bhangra & Bollywood dance party in the world, a transportive experience that has enraptured feverishly dancing Portland crowds for 16 years. 2018 also marks the twentieth anniversary of the release of Panjabi MC’s “Mundian To Bach Ke,” which became a top 40 hit for Jay-Z in 2003 as “Beware of the Boys.”
The Portland Tribune featured a story on the 15th-anniversary of ANDAZ: http://news.pamplinmedia.com/pt/11-features/366852-247638-hooray-for-bollywood-dance-party-turns-15
ANDAZ was featured in a 7-page spread in the May 2017 issue of GQ India: https://www.gqindia.com/content/the-amazing-story-of-how-desi-parties-are-keeping-portland-weird/
Anjali and The Incredible Kid won Best DJ in Willamette Week’s Best of Portland 2016 and 2017 Readers’ Poll. The Portland Mercury visited ANDAZ in 2016 and said, “last month’s was WILD. When I arrived around midnight, the Analog Theater’s upstairs was jam-packed for one of Portland’s danciest dance parties.”
Anjali and The Incredible Kid quit the Analog Theater in May when sexual assault allegations began circulating about the owner. Their ANDAZ party currently has no home and will be hosting a series of pop-ups at different venues this Summer.