At a time when so much seems to divide us, we look to music from across the world as a way to unite once more. On the dance floor, where you come from and where you’re going ceases to matter; all that matters is the here and the now.
Afrobeat Meets Bollywood Night
A global bass dance party dedicated to unity, featuring Afro-Carribean & Bollywood sounds!
Saturday February 17th
THE WHISKEY BAR
31 Northwest 1st Avenue
DJ NAYIRAM (SEATTLE)
A Washington state musician, DJ Nayiram brings a wide variety of Afro beats and diverse genres.
Hailing from Mumbai, living in Portland, founder of Jai Ho! Dance Party & Dance United.
- Henna by donation
- Interactive Dance Lesson @ 11pm
- Professional Photography
- Dhol percussion by Elliot
- Special guest DJ set: DJ Nayiram
- “African-Indian Fusion Performance” by Praveen Ram
- Tarot readings by Verone
- Special guest: DJ SKEE
- Dance non-stop, all night long with DJ Prashant
- Doors open 10pm
- Strictly 21+, official ID required
- Address: 31 Northwest 1st Avenue, Portland, OR
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/danceunitedpdx/
Founded by an immigrant & an engineer turned DJ, Prashant – Dance United brings musicians & DJs together for a night celebrating our unity in diversity. Dance United launched in June 2017 with a Latin & Indian theme, it bridged the gap between Midddle & Far East with Turkey & Indian Night in July & in September we are thrilled to present a mashup of Afrobeat & bollywood. Dance United is a branch off of Jai Ho! Dance Party that host our monthly hit parties in SF, PDX and Seattle.
DJ NAYIRAM (SEATTLE):
DJ Nayiram is an articulate, musically driven person who entertains with the art of music. He enjoys playing all genres and with his wide taste for rhythms and beats, he transforms his skills in a profound way by moving crowds and delivering quality mixings. In his opinion, a DJ must always play what he loves and ignore what’s “trendy” because true passion always eclipses what’s fashionable.
Shashi Kiran a.k.a DJ Skee is a dancer and DJ residing in Portland, Oregon. Born and raised in the South Indian cosmopolitan city of Bangalore, Shashi grew up on Bollywood and other Indian regional movies with exposure to diverse cultures, music and dance. His dance style is influenced by Indian classical styles, such as Bharatanatyam, Bhangra, and Folk; and, western staples including Latin, Hip-hop, Contemporary, and Jazz. His love and passion for dancing and music naturally transitioned him into DJ’ing.
TEDx Talk: http://youtu.be/TZQcjE2t-pM
“Vanguard for emerging cultural movement” – The Asian Reporter
A one-of-a-kind Bollywood showman, Prashant is a singer, choreographer, composer & DJ with a simple agenda; to make people dance all night long to an irresistible blend of world’s greatest dance beats. Prashant’s effervescent personality & charisma instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & backgrounds.
His DJ sets seamlessly transition between Bollywood, Bhangra, TOP40, Latin, Arabic, Carribean, 80s, 90s & other varied genres. An engaging fusion of interactive dancing & DJing in his show transforms any dance party into a full fledged Bollywood musical within minutes. Through his energetic performances, Prashant has moved masses across both coasts of America, Costa Rica, Panama & India.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Strictly 21+, please bring state issued ID or passport.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Plenty of street parking available.
Are tickets refundable?
No refunds are available, and all ticket sales are final.