Bollywood Disco Dance Party with DJ Rekha
Saturday, February 9, 2008, 9:00 pm
$14 advance, $18 day of show, $10 kids
DJ Rekha brings her turntable skills to North Adams for a hip-shaking soirĂ©e complete with projections of classic Bollywood films and plenty of exotic global flavor. Rekha has been driving the South Asian dance music scene in New York for over a decade with her famous Basement Bhangra (a type of popular dance fusing traditional drum-based music with elements of reggae, ragga, hip-hop, rock, soul, and dance) and Bollywood Disco parties.
"The tunes Pyar Karne Wale and Raat Bahkee may not be as familiar as Ring My Bell or Rock the Boat but these tracks sure get things shakin’ at [DJ Rekha’s parties]." â€” Time Out NY
Community Free Day at MASS MoCA:
Visit galleries and Kidspace 11 AM â€“ 8 PM on Saturday, February 9
Bollywood Disco Dance Party Caps Off the Day
DJ Rekha’s monthly Basement Bhangra at SOB’s in New York City are cult parties called variously “a Mecca for the rapidly growing number of Asian hip-hop fanatics” and “New York’s most popular South Asian party.” The line that snakes around the block demonstrates that Rekha knows how to throw a party like no other. According to Ego Magazine, “It is the only place where you’re likely to find Indian immigrants, American Sikhs, Connecticut gentry, and Pakistani preppy bankers, all dancing to the contagious beat of bhangra. Who would have thought that Punjabi folk music could be so popular in downtown Manhattan?” North Adams residents will be able to hear this astonishing DJ in their own backyard as Rekha travels to North Adams on February 9 for an evening of hip-shaking traditional Bhangra music of South Asia mixed with modern-day hip-hop beats. NPR says, “Critically acclaimed DJ Rekha crafts a sound all her own.”Her highly anticipated debut album DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra has just been released.
Doors to the dance party will open at 7 P.M. for those who would like to grab a good table. Beverage and bar service will be open at that time, and Lickety Split will offer a range of dinner selections. Dance instruction, arranged by Jacob’s Pillow, will begin at 8 PM for those who want to learn the latest moves.
Tickets for the Bollywood Disco Dance Party are $14 for adults in advance and $18 day of show and $10 for kids under 12 anytime. MASS MoCA members receive a 10% discount. Tickets are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams, open from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. Wednesday through Monday. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours or purchased on line at www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located off Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.
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