Identifying With The ‘Other’: The Appropriation Of Black Thought

Image: Still from 2009 Bollywood film ‘All The Best: Fun Begins’

Growing up in a world where whiteness was the default, South Asians gravitated to ‘the other’. Hip-hop – and Black culture at large – offered a protective umbrella to immigrant children, giving them an opportunity to belong in an unknown land and unfamiliar community. Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj expanded on this phenomenon in an interview with Hot 97’s Ebro Darden, by stating that the narrative hip-hop culture propagated was one that immigrant kids aspired to achieve, a hope that one day they would be treated as equals.

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NEWS - 28. August 2018  

Colombo: Border Movement Lounge Vol. IX This Friday

This Friday will see the Border Movement Lounge host it’s ninth edition in Colombo in the Goethe-Institit’s cosy courtyard.

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NEWS - 22. August 2018   Project - BM LOUNGE COLOMBO#9

Saba Alizadeh & The Sound Of Silence

Image credit: Siavash Naghshbandi

For his latest project, Saba Alizadeh will focus on silence. The pauses between speeches by past dictators. The little gaps they give in between emphatic phrases spoken to rouse their audiences. Silence, in fact, plays a big role in his music.

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NEWS - 09. August 2018   ARTIST - Saba Alizadeh

A Birth Defect: Finding Purpose In Techno

In Germany, techno thrives amidst contradictions. It exists within the walls of a former church where audiences indulge in decidedly unholy activities. It’s where pot smoking sixty-year-old men – wearing Grateful Dead t-shirts – dance alongside young adults consuming speed that’s provided by boys sporting the latest looks in grime/fanny pack fashion.

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NEWS - 02. August 2018   CITY - New Delhi ARTIST - A Birth Defect


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