Funkshaan presents an unique 80/90’s Bollywood, Pop, RnB & Hip Hop! on Friday 5 February at the very chic Soho Rooms Mezze & Cocktail Lounge.
Growing up in the 80’s, being British Asian meant if you saw Madonna and Parveen Babi you almost definitely skipped a heart beat. It was the perfect culture clash of Indian Pop and Fashion intertwined with mainstream Pop and Fashion.
Parveen Babi was an erstwhile Fashion model, who is most remembered for her glamorous roles alongside top heroes of the 1970s and early 1980s in blockbusters. She has appeared in over 60 feature films, and received several awards.
Her status as a first female superstar of Bollywood or the commercially successful heroine and this paved the way to differ herself from the other contemporary actress in Bombay’s film industry.
In films, she represented the Bohemian Indian woman, her unconventional western looks drew attention and subsequently featured her on the cover of Time in the year of 1976, which was titled as Asia’s frenetic film scene representing her as the face of the modern Indian woman. She became the first Indian movie star to appear on the magazine.
She is now widely remembered and considered as one of the most beautiful and glamourous actresses to have ever appeared on Indian screen.
Meanwhile, Madonna, The pop icon was discovered and elevated to her most popular days in the 1980’s. Her style was the most copied and sought after look. After all, Madonna was omnipresent in 80s culture, appearing on TV in many music videos, on the big screen in movies, on cassettes in every home and car, and in concert.
In the 80’s she started the layered look, with shirts and coats and more shirts. A lace shirt was often worn over another shirt. Or a sweatshirt with an oversized neck or cut off sleeves was worn over a smaller shirt.
So, as a tribute to 2 iconic people from different continents and celebrating the 80’s pop culture in both countries. Funkshaan will be putting on a Nostalgic night to celebrate these pop-tastic sounds.
The Soho Rooms is the city’s latest new eastern inspired Cocktail Lounge boasting over 12 Private Booths, so you and your friends can have table service while you dance and party. There is also a very luxurious feel to the place with a Outdoor heated Shisha Lounge! Contact us if you would like to reserve a booth.
89 Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1QP
(Behind the Mailbox)
Advance tickets £10.00 – We strongly suggest you buy in advance as its capacity is very limited.
Times 9.00pm till very late.