Listen: A Roundtable Discussion With Kindness On Desi Music Culture

22 February 2017

Recently, Kindness, aka Adam Bainbridge, sat down with four influential South Asian women to discuss brown diaspora music culture. Hosted on RBMA Radio, it’s the first of a two-part series where Bainbridge, himself of South Asian heritage, explores why Desi’s are often working on the sidelines in the music industry.

Kindness spoke to: Nitasha Tamar Shama, author of Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness; DJ Rekha, a London-born producer, curator, DJ and activist credited with bringing bhangra music to the US; Anupa Mistry, journalist and writer currently at FADER; and Falu Bakrania, author of Bhangra and Asian Underground: South Asian Music and the Politics of Belonging in Britain.

“This theme serves to satisfy my curiosity, via the thoughts and understanding of those who know the landscape best, and to ask where the potential is for South Asian community within music itself.” - Kindness

The hour-long podcast is a fantastic dialogue among five individuals who speak eloquently on the topic. You can read the entire transcript of the show here or listen below to the archived show through RBMA Radio.

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