It’s time to Dance United again when DJ Prashant returns to New Orleans with:
Latin, Bollywood & Afrobeats Night
A global bass dance party dedicated to unity.
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.
FRIDAY FEB 1
2372 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA
Bollywood & Bhangra by:
DJ LADY B
Alongside Performances by:
SHIMMY SHAKTI TROUPE
- Henna by donation
- Interactive Dance Lesson @ 10 pm
- Professional Photography
- Dance all night with DJ Prashant, DJ Ojay & special guests
- Doors open 9 pm
- 21+, official ID required
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 Middle & 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 hit parties regularly across the west coast & in New Orleans.
ABOUT JAI HO! DANCE PARTY:
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/jaihodanceparty
Instagram Page: http://instagram.com/jaihodanceparty
Get transported to an experience that is akin to being in a Bollywood musical complete with interactive dance lessons, performances & non-stop hard hitting beats from the east. Founded in 2010 by Prashant, an immigrant turned DJ, & like minded friends, Jai Ho! is a celebration of Indian music & dance like no other. At its core are the values of inclusivity and sharing positive vibes by bringing the best of Indian culture to the dance floor. The innovative themes that setJai Ho! apart are transforming American nightlife bringing to it festive elements like Holi Colors & Dandiya Sticks. We invite you to be goofy, smile, make friends on the dance floor, and of course, to sing and dance ALL. NIGHT. LONG.
Jai Ho! is the only Bollywood dance party that regularly tours across the US in Portland, Seattle, SF, LA, San Diego, New Orleans, Eugene, Denver & more being added. Jai Ho! Dance Party is a branch & creation of the production house-team, Bollywood Dreams Entertainment.
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.
DJ Ojay is a master curator of good sounds and next-level vibes, always providing the spark to keep people shaking & moving at any party or event. DJ Ojay is a native of Ibadan, Nigeria where his hustle, charisma, exuberant personality & love of music was born. AfroBeats is his specialty, but Ojay will also spice up your life with Hip-Hop, R & B, Soca, Reggae & more. A performer at heart, don’t be surprised if you see him dancing on stage or in the crowd to the latest beats. Ojay not only gives you what you want, but what you need. His creative spirit & drive to create new sounds inspired him to design “AfroBounce,” a unique blend of New Orleans Bounce & AfroBeats that brings a surge of life to any crowd. Take your partying skills to greater heights with DJ Ojay at his monthly AfroBeats Nights around New Orleans and checkout his mixes on SoundCloud at djnatty-ojay.
DJ LADY B
DJ Lady B is a New Orleans Native of Honduran & Puerto Rican decent. Since 2003, B has been training (nationally and internationally) in latin dance and has been an instructor in NOLA since 2006. In 2013, she founded NOLA Fleaux Productions LLC, which started out as a blog to bring the latin dance community together by promoting all of the latin dance happenings in Louisiana. She creates and produces monthly afro-latin parties, dance workshops, and special events. As a DJ, it has been an important goal for her to represent the latin dance community by playing the best of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Merengue, Cha Cha, Reggaeton, and more! Currently, she teaches latin dance lessons on Tuesdays, soon starting Kizomba klasses on Mondays, she has a DJ residency at Johnny Sanchez, and she is the founder and director of NOLA’s first EVER latin dance Mardi Gras marching troupe- Ritmeaux Krewe.
SHIMMY SHAKTI TROUPE
Shimmy Shakti has been performing for 6 years (locally and nationally) and has grown to over 20 members strong. Shimmy Shakti Troupe is a sisterhood of strong, creative, talented women who enjoy sharing the joy of dance while celebrating diversity!
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.