Nola Dance United: Bollywood, Latin & Afrobeats Night
You talked, we listened! Get ready for another Dance United when DJ Prashant returns to New Orleans with: Latin, Bollywood & Afrobeats Night
A global bass dance party dedicated to unity on April 12. 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.
GET TICKETS HERE: http://bit.ly/NOLA_Apr12
What You Need To Know
– Henna by donation
– Interactive Dance Lesson @ 10 pm
– Professional Photography
– Dance all night with DJ Prashant & special guests
– First time at Jai Ho? A limited number of people have a chance to get FREE tickets.
– 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
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.
“Vanguard for emerging cultural movement” – The Asian Reporter
Founder of Jai Ho! Dance Party & Dance United, Prashant is an Indian born ex-Intel engineer turned Bollywood sensation. With over 10 years of experience performing across the US, Prashant’s effervescent personality & charisma instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & backgrounds. A one-of-a-kind Bollywood showman, this triple threat singer, choreographer, & DJ has a simple agenda, to make you dance all night long.
While deeply rooted in Bollywood & Bhangra music, his DJ sets often feature an irresistible blend of some of the world’s hottest dance music genres. The interactive dance lessons sprinkled in his DJ sets compel everybody to rock the dance floor, transforming any dance party into a full-fledged Bollywood musical within minutes.
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.
T-Roy is a reggae dancehall selector, producer & promoter from New Orleans. He owns Bayou International Soundsystem. Holding session every Wednesday @ Dragon’s Den & Thursdays @ The Blue Nile. He has been an opening act for Damian Marley, Steven Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Collie Buddz, Lee Scratch Perry, Capleton, Buju Banton, etc.
T-Roy has produced two original dub albums… NOLA ROCK (2012) & DEEP SOUTH DUB (2014), both released on his own label, Bayou International Records. Available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. He got started in the reggae business in 1997 as Reggae Buyer @ Arons Records in Los Angeles, CA and branched out as a selector in the late 90s. In 2000, he relocated to his home state of Louisiana, where he now continues to share his passion for Caribbean music with the people of New Orleans and beyond.