Desi Music Culture in America

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In the first of a two-part series, Kindness examines the South Asian diaspora in the US with musicians, writers, DJs and academics.

In looking at high-profile musicians in the American popular and indie music industry, it’s striking how rarely Asian artists, specifically South Asian artists, …Read more


Here, Professor Shama is referring to the 1965 Immigration Act, easing restrictions that previously made it very difficult for immigrants from non-Western nations to gain a foothold in the US.


Peek inside Nitasha Sharma's Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness, here.


The British Nationality Act of 1948 was established to rebuild the UK's post-World War II economy with immigrant labor.


Earlier this year, the US Postal Service honored India's Diwali Festival with a stamp.


Visit the Aerogram yourself, featuring pieces on Desi art, literature and news, with opinions and photos, too.


When the show's over, listen to Bally Sagoo's "Star Megamix" in its ten-minute entirety. You won't regret it.

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