Tag: CA

India & Hip-Hop Collide at “Word to Your Motherland” Art Exhibit

7Jul

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Word to Your Motherland

WORD TO YOUR MOTHERLAND is a very unique art exhibit which transpires a cultural urban movement of the Indian diaspora and the engagement of Hip-Hop in India. Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland, California is hosting this exhibition from July 6, 2012 – August 11, 2012.WORD TO YOUR MOTHERLAND is one of the first art shows in California to showcase this type of movement which has not been given any type of platform.

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Conscientious Hip-Hop with South Asian Voices

27Dec

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Just as Talib Kweli and Mos Def joined to combine Hip-Hop and education awareness among the African American community, these young South Asian artists are doing the same for theirs. I feel that these young Sikh rappers are an excellent example of hip-hop as current politics, history, inventive poetry and wordplay, critically reflective insight, and musically captivating activism. These artists are beginning a strong underground movement for social awareness that will exist not only among the young Sikh community, but for the South Asian community as a whole.

Kudos and peace to these brothers for enlightening many youthful souls… with each show at a time.

*****This limited video footage is of the show which was held at Sol Collective in Sacramento, CA on December 22, 2010.  Sikh Knowledge + Mandeep Sethi + Humble the Poet + Hoodini and King! + Povan Beats + Baagi + Push. Hosted by AKA Amazing. DJ Rav-E