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New Meetup: *Portland* Jai Ho! Strictly Bhangra Dance Party

From: Armaan R.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 12:36 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Parties in Portland and Seattle!

We've got some great stuff cooked up for this meetup... if you have never come before or are trying to decide which night to attend, this night's the one!

What: *Portland* Jai Ho! Strictly Bhangra Dance Party

When: Saturday, July 10,[masked]:00 PM

Lola's Room (Crystal Ballroom)
1332 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209

*****A note from one of the hosts:

Hey everyone! We are making a big change for this meetup at Lola's Room. Since our meetup is before and during a dance workshop and party, we have had some feedback that not everyone that came for the meetup was able to easily locate other meetup members. We are making a changes to address this and make the event more inviting and inclusive for everyone that wants to come, even if you are coming alone. :-)

We are reserving the two red couches right in front of the door and the bar for meetup members, and we are going to be placing a large sign on the table in front of them so it will be easy to spot. Please do not feel obligated to sit there, but know you are welcome to!

As always, if you need anything beforehand, my phone number is (503) 334-1816. Do not hesitate to call or text!


JAI HO! ? Strictly Bhangra Dance Party
Location: Inside Lola's Room at The Crystal Ballroom on the Second Floor

Hosted by Prashant

Because of the venue, attendees must be 21+ and have ID (Crystal Ballroom accepts Valid US Passport, Driver's License, or ID Card).
There is normally a $5 cover charge for the event, but all meetup members that RSVP will be on the guest list! We would love for you to arrive at 9:00PM so that we can meet face-to-face and get to know each other before main event starts. Please be sure to arrive before 10:00PM though, because that is when the guestlist will close.

The Jai Ho (synonymous for victorious in Hindi) Dance Party is an invitation to celebrate the victory of true passion over obligation by Engineer turned Performer Prashant, who is following his passion for entertainment and making thousands dance to Desi (Indian) beats across the nation!

Bhangra is a lively form of folk music and dance that originates from the North Indian state of Punjab. Traditionally performed to celebrate the coming of harvest, this infectious music is captivating dance lovers across the globe.

Strictly Bhangra Dance Party will showcase authentic Bhangra music cultivated in two separate but interactive styles - one centered in India typically features Punjabi Boliyaan lyrics lead by high, energetic tone of vocals, the other within the South Asian community of the UK is a fusion of various Western genres (viz Hip-Hop, Reggae, House etc) with the original Punjabi tradition and is musically more complex.

No previous dance experience necessary as Prashant (NW Dance Project, PCC and PSU World Dance Faculty) will teach a special Bhangra Dance workshop beginning at 10:00 PM.

Come early for fun dance lessons and stay late to show off your new moves on the (spring loaded) dance floor!

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