Kindness

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

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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.

8:33

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

26:08

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

27:47

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

40:56

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

56:37

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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