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From Persian, meaning: "Getting the hook up by having connections."

Our party presents a safe space for artists with roots in 'the region' to rep their vision, and also share a night of dancing with music from the Caspian to the Gulf and beyond.

For at least one night, flex your "party bazi" and come kick it with us!


Saturday November 3rd

$8 cover goes to covering our costs smile

Time and Location:
The Deep End
1080 Wyckoff Ave
Ridgewood, Queens 

Music 10 pm - 4 am
Performances 10-11:30, Dance Party 11:30-4

Coming before 10? No problem smile you can eat and drink while we get ready for the night.


Headlining: Ushka

Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Brooklyn-based deejay traversing genres across electronic club & bass music. She is one half of iBomba, a Brooklyn-based duo and party that has thrown immigrant and people of color-centered parties for the last five years. She deejays from the perspective of a dancer, blending a wide range of global club music from soca to dancehall, hip hop to south asian rhythms, baltimore/jersey club to baile funk, vogue cuts to kuduro, maghrebi sounds to afrobeat and more. When she isn't crafting dancefloor spaces, Ushka is a political and cultural organizer. You can follow her on twitter or instagram at @ty_ushka and on soundcloud at www.soundcloud.com/djushka.


[also performing: the Party Bazi Residents]

DJ Cardigan aka Sara Zia Ebrahimi (LTA '14, ACG '12, '09)

DJ Cardigan uses djing as a tool for community building to support artists and organizations working for social justice. And sometimes just for a fun evening.


Lil Banned Man

Lil banned man as in travel ban is an iranian-american rapper
he was born in Tehran and simultaneously raised in nj, ny, and la
lacking a clean mirror he is a self-described caricature of himself drawn x10 over what does his music sound like?
mf doom/young thug singing the reed flute's song with a backdrop of singing bowls


Yavaran is an electro-acoustic musical project focused on unifying a range of sounds and traditions with roots from Los Angeles to the Persian Gulf.


Party Rules:

  • Party Bazi is serious about being a safe space for SWANA/Middle Eastern peoples, along with the LGBTQ community and other communities fighting for their rights.
  • To that end, Party Bazi monitors (you'll recognize them!) will be keeping an eye on things to keep the night positive. Please alert them or a member of security if you have an issue at the event.
  • Make sure to support the venue at the bar with your $ and thank the staff for allowing our unique event.
  • Thank you for paying the cover! Our artists have real costs and we want to support them. 
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