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Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances book cover, available here.
Since the closing of Sepia Mutiny, I found that I needed a Desi music outlet. There was so much good music I had discovered and I had no platform to share anymore. So after much hemming and hawing, I started a new tumblr site w/ a couple of my all time favorite-ist people in the world - JugalBundi and TacoTruckasaurus. Mishthi Music will be a place where the three of us will be posting short and relevant (or irrelevant) music posts of the South Asian diaspora. ("Mishthi", for those not in the Bangla know, means “sweet”.)
We’ll post just about any kind of a music related post, as long as it is remotely Desi-related. We may post videos, we may post music, we may interview people and we may do album reviews. Who knows, but you better follow to keep up. If you have music we should link to, please drop us a line. If you wanna join our ragtag crew and write with us, drop us a line.
I’m sure you are following Mutinous Mind State for the dope images - but if you have even an inkling of musical interest, I hope you’ll follow me over to MISTHI MUSIC! Click on the “follow” link up top right corner of our site. Don’t worry - I’ll keep posting here too, as I stumble upon images.
Thanks for all the support!
Image of Minhaz Khan who was recently granted a temporary three month stay on his deportation case. Read an interview w/ Minhaz at Sepia Mutiny right here.
Image by Julio Salgado circa 2011.
Image from Jakara Movement circa 2008.
Poster for a concert held in Chicago on April 17-19, 2008. Concert was called HipHopistan. Image circa 2008.
On September 23rd, 2011 in Washington DC at 9pm there will be the D.C.’s FIRST South Asian American Hip Hop Show. For more info visit www.subcontinentaldrift.org
Subcontinental Drift, a collective of South Asian artists and organizers based in Washington, D.C., presents Drift Elemental, D.C.’s first hip-hop show featuring a lineup of South Asian American artists. The concert will take place at Liv Nightclub, located upstairs at the historic Bohemian Caverns. Doors will open at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 9 p.m. A dance party featuring Drift Elemental’s DJs will follow.
The aim of Drift Elemental is to present South Asian artists in the context of old school hip-hop’s four elements, which include rapping, DJ-ing, graffiti art and breakdancing. The concert will feature acts from Washington, D.C. and New York. Local rapper Navid Azeez will headline with his live band, The Whole Damme Delegation, and the lineup includes MCs Ko the Timeless and Raja Wilco. A DJ crew headed by NYC’s DJ Insomnia will not only battle on the turntables, but also give a short presentation on the history of South Asians in hip-hop. While all this is taking place on stage, a team of graffiti artists and break dancers will be among the crowd. [subcontinentaldrift]
Image circa 2011
Cover image for Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry edited by Neelanjana Banerjee, Summi Kaipa and Pireeni Sundaralingam. Published in 2010.
Logo for Seva NYC, circa 2011.
Image for SAALT’s photo project for the An America for All of Us Campaign, a campaign created with the ten year anniversary of 9/11 in mind. Basically, take the image here (or the pdf of the image here), print it up, take a picture with the image, and send it to SAALT at email@example.com
As we mark ten years since September 11th, America will remember and reflect upon the loss of life on that day, and the events that have transpired since then. Over the past decade, many communities who call America home have been affected by unfair policies and xenophobic rhetoric. This year, let’s work together to ensure that our country is true to the fundamental ideals of fairness, diversity and equality, and that we live in an America for All of Us.
Visit here to learn more about the campaign. Image circa 2011.
It’s a poster for the stage production The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which will be showing in Los Angeles August 30th to October 9th at the Geffen Playhouse. Get your tickets here.
Think pro-wrestling is all outrageous masks and pyrotechnics? Think again — there’s so much more in this 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity slams together thrilling spectacle, incredible characters and geopolitical allegory into an invigorating theatrical experience you can’t find on pay-per-view. This smackdown of a play tackles racism, drop-kicks globalization and brings a championship tale into the ring. In wrestling, as in life, behind every winner lies the story of a really excellent loser. [geffen]