JAI HO! – 4th Saturday Bhangra Dance Party
Traditional Punjabi and bass heavy UK fusion with Hip-Hop, Reggae, House etc
Inside Lola’s Room at The Crystal Ballroom on the Second Floor
1332 W Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
Hosted by Prashant
- 21+ with ID (valid U.S. Passport, Driver’s License, or ID Card per OLCC rules and regulations)
- $5 Cover at the door
- 9:00 PM – Doors open
- 10 pm – Fun and Easy to learn Bhangra steps with Prashant
- Special Bhangra performance at midnight by Prashant’s dance class students!
Jai Ho! Strictly Bhangra Dance Party
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 Entertainer 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, the bass heavy infectious beat of Bhangra 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!
This multi-talented Cornell Graduate and ex- Intel Engineer is a Bollywood Singer, Dance Instructor, and DJ, spinning an eclectic mix of International dance music to packed houses nationwide. He has moved masses, from kids to elders across both coasts of America including in New York City, Washington D.C., Bay Area, Seattle and Portland.
With LIVE singing and dancing blended into his seamless DJ sets, a dance party featuring Prashant is an experience compelling anyone and everyone to dance.
As a dance teacher, Prashant has taught Bollywood and Bhangra at PCC, PSU, and currently teaches at the Center for Movement Arts.
He is the lead singer for Pancham as well as MC for Tarana – two popular Bollywood bands in Portland.
Prashant has performed alongside the best DJs’ from Bollywood (Mumbai, India) and with a busy schedule spreading the joy of music, this dance revolution continues… to join it, visit his Facebook fan page.