BY SARA DARLING
A new Bollywood/ Hip Hop club night ’HUNGAMA’ meaning ‘Chaos’ has been founded by Fashion and Art Curator Ryan Lanji. Realising that there was nowhere for LGBTQ+ Asians to enjoy the cultural music of their youth, he created a night in a safe space, where everyone could dance the night away with no inhibitions.
Being both South Asian and gay meant his loyalties were spread far and wide, so this venture merges the fabulousness of Bollywood, with great tunes where all sexualities and forms of expression are welcome and embraced.
Lanji claims 'I feel like my entire life I have always had to chose to identify as South Asian or Queer, and during Hungama we married the two most beautiful things I love about myself in a party full of culture, fun, spectacle and wonder!’
Here roots and sexual orientation do not have to be in conflict, and the third event is set to be the biggest yet!
HUNGAMA which takes place on June 28th, 2018 @ Metropolis in Bethnal Green
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hungama-bolly-bangaz-tickets-7035829355