Jalwa is back!! DC’s premier queer South Asian dance party is coming to the Smith Public Trust. Dj Shorno babu here to spin all the hits.
Sep14th, 2019 10pm to 2am
Smith Public Trust
Smith Public Trust is ADA accessible and can accommodate mobility devices. Please message KhushDC board for any accessibility needs.
As KhushDC celebrates 25 years of being a haven for our queer South Asian siblings, we bring to you Jalwa: a platform for us to showcase our queerness in all its South Asian glory – from the lilting tunes of Pakeeza to the sensuous undulating moves of our queer pioneering performers. Jalwa is an opportunity for you to bring out your best South Asian drag and your best moves.
In 1994, our brave founders started KhushDC to celebrate queerness as an essence of our humanity, and to champion the fact that we don’t have to choose between our South Asian and queer identities. They set the tone for us – from pakora parties and chutney Saturdays to chat n’chai and politics n’paan. Help us continue this tradition by showcasing your teekha paan with a meetha twist of your queerness. Bring your dancing jooties if you’re not performing but come prepared to be inundated in the love that the community has for you and be impressed by the talent they embody.
If you would like to perform in Jalwa, please follow the instructions below.
Note: Translations; teekha: spicy; meetha: sweet; jooties: shoes, especially South Asian ones with pointy toes curling upwards.
Performance starts at 10:30PM
Emcee : Ambalika
LINE UP : Ako (first ever South Asian drag king in DC area)
Drag Queen – Meeti Madhuri (dazzling beauty out for some graceful moves)
Drag Artist – KaMani_Sutra_ ( South Asian genderqueer bearded drag artist)
KhushDC is a volunteer-run community organization for South Asian LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones. We kindly request guests to be respectful and mindful in this safe space. All forms of gender expression, presentation, and sexuality are welcome. KhushDC has zero tolerance for disrespectful or offensive behavior and language.
For More Information, Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2549171601780713/