#97--9 Year Anniversary of Hosting The Monthly Event!

DJ Anjali And The Incredible Kid

DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid have played a transformative role in the Portland, Oregon club scene for over a decade, presiding over two of Portland’s longest-running and most successful dance parties, as well as hosting a cult radio show on KBOO community radio. They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the South Asian sounds of Bhangra and Bollywood, but the duo scours the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local musical traditions with window-rattling production. 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 and Bollywood on New Year’s Eve 2000. After a series of residencies, beginning with a six-month residency at the legendary Blackbird, 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 10 years.

While ANDAZ was still in the bloom of youth, Anjali and The Kid founded the popular dance night ATLAS (with co-host/DJ E3) at Holocene in November of 2003, making it the longest-running night in the club’s history. The ATLAS parties provide a forum for the duo to feature other sounds in their repertoire including: Urban Desi, Rai N B, Reggada, Dembow, Dubstep, Balkan Beats, Funk Carioca, Kuduro, Merengue Urbano, Reggaeton, 3Ball, Cumbia Nueva and all local and diasporic future musics.

Since introducing Portland club audiences to the amazing sounds of the South Asian diaspora and more the duo have remained in constant demand playing any number of one-off events nearly every weekend of the year in addition to their regular parties. The duo barnstormed New York in December of 2004 when they were flown out to headline a sold-out party at NYC’s oldest and best Bhangra party: Basement Bhangra, where Anjali has returned to play several times. In the Fall of 2005 Anjali and The Kid began their long association with KBOO community radio, where they currently host a weekly radio show every Tuesday evening. In January of 2007 Anjali and the Kid headlined the opening night party of the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in August of 2009 they headlined the opening night party of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. They have played numerous festivals including Beloved, Photosynthesis, MusicFest NW and Decibel. They were the only artists to play all four nights of the Sasquatch! Festival’s 10th anniversary, including headlining the dance stage opening night.

Dholrhythms

Based in San Francisco, Dholrhythms Dance Company is an organization dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of India through the beautiful Bhangra and Giddha folk dances of Punjab, India. Co-founders Vicki Virk and Suman Raj envisioned Dholrhythms as a way to share their love of community, culture, and dance.Since its inception in 2003, Dholrhythms has grown into a boundless and unique platform for people of diverse backgrounds to come together, express themselves, and dance in a non-competitive and positive environment.

Dholrhythms hosts classes, workshops, and presents performances and events that celebrate this unique folk dance and Punjabi culture. Dholrhythms also co-founded, hosts, and headlines the legendary monthly event, Non Stop Bhangra, voted as one of the dance floor nights in San Francisco.

The eclectic group of women who dance with Dholrhythms Dance Company have become one of the most talked about groups in San Francisco Bay Area creating a demand for this dance. Led by Vicki Virk's punjabi heritage, Dholrhythms highlights the ancestral and ethnic roots of the Punjabi dance form while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences. The result is a fresh and exciting dance full of joy, energy, and passion.

Dj Jimmy Love

San Francisco based DJ and Producer Jimmy Love is co-founder of the legendary Non Stop Bhangra parties at Public Works, as well as member of award winning party crew Surya Dub. Jimmy has been rocking the SF Scene and beyond with his unique blend of Electronic, Reggae, Bhangra and Hip-Hop mixes for years, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western dance floors. His remixes have been featured everywhere from the Ghetto Funk blog, BBC Asian Network to The Rub's remix wall. Bay Area heavyweight, he has shared the bill with some of the top touring acts and traveled all over North America spreading the love.

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#97--9 Year Anniversary of Hosting The Monthly Event! with Dholrhythms, Dj Jimmy Love, Pavit Deol, Mehul Mistry, DJ Amar

Saturday, October 19 · Doors 9:00 PM at Public Works