Five bucks gets you to the “Desi Rap” book release tonight at UPenn. (Thanks to U. for passing this on to me!)
Hosted by UPenn’s South Asia Society:
A comprehensive look into the complex identity of South Asian Americans, “Desi Rap” combines the stories of fourteen activists, artists, academics whose lives have been impacted by the hip hop culture in the United States. Lauded for its poignancy and creative insight, this collection of essays tackles a number of issues confronting the second generation South Asian community and their manifestations as barriers to or facilitators of identity formation.
Featured Guests: Dr. Ajay Nair, DJ Rekha, spoken word artist D’Lo, MC Chee Malabar, Film director Raeshem Chopra Nijhon, and Swapnil Shah, member of the hip hop group Karmacy
Performances by: Atma and the Excelano Project
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Sounds super. Wish I weren’t about to pass out from the flu.