Friday, Dec 7, 2018 10 PM-Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 2 AM

Afrobeat Meets Bollywood in New Orleans

Cafe Istanbul
Getting there
2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA

After the rocking Bollywood Dandiya & Caribbean Night, it's time to get down to two of the hottest dance music genres in the world. Afrobeat Meets Bollywood Night in New Orleans A global bass dance party dedicated to unity. 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. ________________________ FRIDAY DECEMBER 7 Cafe Istanbul 2372 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA ________________________ Bollywood & Bhangra by: DJ Prashant Afrobeats by: DJ OJAY Alongside Performances by: SHIMMY SHAKTI TROUPE ________________________ FEATURING: Henna by donation Interactive Dance Lesson @ 11 pm Professional Photography Dance all night with DJ Prashant, DJ Ojay & special guests DETAILS: Doors open 10 pm 21+, official ID required ______________________________________________________________ DANCE UNITED: Facebook Page: 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. ______________________________________________________________________________ DJ PRASHANT: TEDx Talk:
http://djprashant.bandcamp.comVIDEO: “Vanguard for emerging cultural movement” – The Asian Reporter A one-of-a-kind Bollywood showman, Prashant is a singer, choreographer, composer & DJ with a simple agenda; to make people dance all night long to an irresistible blend of world's greatest dance beats. Prashant's effervescent personality & charisma instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & backgrounds. His DJ sets seamlessly transition between Bollywood, Bhangra, TOP40, Latin, Arabic, Carribean, 80s, 90s & other varied genres. An engaging fusion of interactive dancing & DJing in his show transforms any dance party into a full fledged Bollywood musical within minutes. Through his energetic performances, Prashant has moved masses across both coasts of America, Costa Rica, Panama & India. DJ OJAY DJ Ojay is a master curator of good sounds and next-level vibes, always providing the spark to keep people shaking & moving at any party or event. DJ Ojay is a native of Ibadan, Nigeria where his hustle, charisma, exuberant personality & love of music was born. AfroBeats is his specialty, but Ojay will also spice up your life with Hip-Hop, R & B, Soca, Reggae & more. A performer at heart, don’t be surprised if you see him dancing on stage or in the crowd to the latest beats. Ojay not only gives you what you want, but what you need. His creative spirit & drive to create new sounds inspired him to design “AfroBounce,” a unique blend of New Orleans Bounce & AfroBeats that brings a surge of life to any crowd. Take your partying skills to greater heights with DJ Ojay at his monthly AfroBeats Nights around New Orleans and checkout his mixes on SoundCloud at djnatty-ojay.
SHIMMY SHAKTI TROUPE: Shimmy Shakti has been performing for 6 years (locally and nationally) and has grown to over 20 members strong. Shimmy Shakti Troupe is a sisterhood of strong, creative, talented women who enjoy sharing the joy of dance while celebrating diversity! ________________________ FAQs: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Strictly 21+, please bring state issued ID or passport. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Plenty of street parking available. Are tickets refundable? No refunds are available, and all ticket sales are final.