This is the hottest party of the summer!!!! BHANGRA ALL NIGHT with DJ BROTHA MIKE and enjoy electrobelly dance and bhangra performances by Amethyst of Electrobelly and Anjali Soi
Cattivo Bar -[masked]th St., Lawrenceville
[Bottom floor - it's spacious, with a dance floor plus comfy seating (couches, tables and chairs), very comfortable and fun party spot!]
Saturday, June 28th,[masked] p.m.-1:30 a.m.
$10/advance, $15/door - send advance payments to [masked] via Paypal.
21+ Full bar and food menu available
Contact your hosts: Amethyst: www.PittsburghBellydance.com Anjali: www.asoiflamencodance.com
It'll be a very unique and energetic dance party, with a mix of Bhangra, Deep House and House music (electronic dance music)! Let us know if you are there from meetup, and we can introduce you to other meetup members - but you have to let us know! :) ------------
Amethyst is the owner of ElectroBelly Dance Troupe, and is bellydance certified under master instructor Ansuya Rathor of Bellydance Superstars, having earned her certification in CA and FL. Like her teacher, Amethyst greatly enjoys the fusions of bellydance, celebrating the freeing connection of many world cultures and self expression through dance. Years ago, she combined her love of bellydance with her love of electronic music dance parties, and created ElectroBelly events, supporting various Pittsburgh performing artists.
Amethyst began bellydancing in Pittsburgh in 1997, and is now a full-time bellydance instructor and performer, offering many classes at Fitness with a Twist south side and Greensburg, including casual classes as well as professional and teacher training programs. She performs regularly at restaurants, festivals, weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, bachelorette parties, and more.
Anjali is an Indian Classical (Bharatanatyam), Indian Folk and Flamenco Dancer in the local Pittsburgh area. She has trained with acclaimed Bharatanatyam artists V.P. and Shanta Dhananjayan and Saroja Vaidyanathan. During her college years, Anjali was a folkloric dance performer with the Penn State University International Dance Ensemble and a dancer for Zisha at Univ. of Pittsburgh during its founding year. Over the years, she has taught, choreographed and performed numerous Bhangra, Indian and Bollywood dances for concerts, community events, group and private classes, corporate and nonprofit events, competitions, weddings and dance programs. She also serves on the board of directors at Nandanik Dance Academy.
Born and raised in Washington, DC., Michael Robertson, Brotha Mike, became fascinated with the effects of signal on audio equipment as early as 8 years old. His fascination began with watching signal from a high current amplifier, burn, in almost promethean fashion, a woofer from a dismantled speaker. Sounds like a simple concept to an audio engineer, but very intriguing for a child—so began his study of audio and its equipment and how it worked. He began Djing at a very young age at house parties that friends of his mothers had invited her to—being the DJ as often as the parties would happen. As early as 6 months into his 10th birthday, Michael began Djing at a small late night club, under the supervision of his mother, in 1981. At age 15, after shipping off far away from home to boarding school, Michael tried his hand at radio, in Sheffield, Ma. At a station called lettered WBSL-FM. He began his radio career programming what was then called Dinner Jazz (MOR) format, playing artists such as: Wes Montgomery, Eric Dolphy, Art Blakey, Art Pepper and Oscar Peterson, to name a few... He also managed the station during his junior and senior years and was instrumental in growing the radio station's music collection through his contact with major and independent record labels. He was deemed one of the best managers the station had seen in many years. As a DJ he would program a variety of different genres of music to set specific mood and atmosphere over the airwaves. During summers away from school he would apprentice under a DJ at WPFW in Washington, D.C. As well as DJ at the station under the auspices of a DJ that would call himself the 'Po Man, who programmed Blues. After matriculating into college at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. Michael began to DJ at WCWS-FM, the College's public radio station. In his tenure there he became a music director that was charged with listening and categorising obscure college format music that included electronic music. After moving from Columbus, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Michael had trained at WRCT, the Carnegie Mellon University radio station, and became a DJ there. He had hosted a show called Michael's Eclectic Kitchen for six years. Because of the radio stations mantra of providing music that can not be heard anywhere else on the FM dial, Michael had developed a programming that was oscure encompassing Indie-Rock, Jazz, and House music throughout his program. His show would start with the Indie-Rock and oscure musics sand end with mixing House music. During his tenure at WRCT, Michael was asked to be the resident DJ at a Club called Club Havana in the Shadyside neighbourhood of Pittsburgh. Each week he would play host to a packed house, serving Deep House music all night long. As a resident, he would play alongside such notables as Norm Talley (Detroit, Beatdown Sounds), Charles Tate of King Kooba (Om Records), Tommie Sunshine, Shawn Rudiman (Technoir Audio), and many others. Michael resided at Club Havana for eight years. In March of 2005, Michael and his residency at Club Havana were a feature story in the Pittsburgh City Paper— and also listed as artist of the week. During the same year Michael had guest Djed at a club in Miami called the Harrison Lounge during Winter Music Conference. During his fourteen years in Pittsburgh, Michael has been asked to DJ at many events in almost every club in the City from Metropol to the Matrix, New Amsterdam, Alto (as a resident), Z:Lounge, and many others. Presently, Michael, also know as Brotha Mike, is a resident at Eclipse Lounge in Pittsburgh and monthly resident at Belvedere's 400 person venue also in Pittsburgh.