Past Meetup

Bollywood Fusion Live Music Happy Hour with Spicy Indian Cocktails!

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Happy Hour Like Never Before...

East Meets West in this cultural milieu, showcasing pop singer- bellydancer Rimi Basu straight from India with world musicians, and a range of percussionists ranging from Indian to Middle Eastern to Latin. Rimi Basu and the Kriya Collective bring Bollywood music to Tropicalia for the first time...a one of a kind, breathtaking experience!

Start the evening with a drum circle and tantalizing Indian cocktails and drinks at only $5. Continue with an optional FREE Bollywood belly dance class/workshop. Enjoy the libations further when your favorite and DC’s ONLY Bollywood band, Rimi and the Kriya Collective, ascend the stage and blow your mind with their unique brand of Indian fusion music. Dance the night away afterwards with a special guest DJ playing unique and ambient dance numbers to get you in the "zone"!

Admission for this event is only $10, which includes a FREE dance and meditation workshop, unique Indian cocktail specials, and a live music show. This goes towards the hard work of the artists and the organizations dedicated to bringing CULTURE to DC NIGHTLIFE.

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The Kriya Collective is a new DC organization dedicated to promoting diversity in popular culture through unique fusion performance and live world music events . Here is a video as well as a link to their website to learn more about their work.

Tropicalia is located at the corner of 14th and U streets underneath the bar Lost Society and next to a Subway. There is free street parking in the vicinity after 6:30 p.m. The closest Metro station is U Street/Cardozo, only a block from the venue.

Info on Rimi and the Kriya Collective

"The left-handed path does well to describe most of Basu’s life. An ex-medical school student who dropped out of her prestigious program to run away to India, of all places, and pursue her passion for music, she has since completed two music albums and traveled around the world, performing and studying music, as well as completing an MBA from one of the world’s top business programs, INSEAD.

Rimi has now found herself back in the United States, residing in Washington, DC and working on a new Bollywood electronica project with various artists and DJs in order to propagate the brand of Bollywood fusion. Her goal has been and will continue to be increasing appreciation for Indian music and culture through unique and experimental fusion with Western styles. "

“Rimi’s music reflects the broader philosophy with which she approaches life: unorthodox, experimental, improvisational. And above all else, striving for meaning at the most visceral level. Her work is wildly eclectic.” ~ Hindustan Times

She might look like a girl next door, but tap her further and a musical genius comes forth.~Times of India

Twitter: @rimibasu,

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