If you’re in the D.C. area on September 23rd, come join me as I rock out with DJ Intense & DJ Catalyst as we perform a special routine and speak on the history of South Asian DJs: their origin, present status, and what we believe to be the future of South Asian DJs.
Here is the official Press release from Subcontinental Drift’s event page:
Hip Hop and the South Asian Diaspora have lead a very intriguing life together. From east to west, desis have taken solace in the underground creative outlets of hip hop culture. Now, here in DC, a growing arts collective has set it’s sights on showcasing these immense skillz for one amazing night.
This September, Subcontinental Drift hopes to put up an event highlighting South Asians in all 4 elements of hip hop. There will be true DJs (that, yes, scratch!) in the form of DJ Insomnia out of NYC and his crew. We have emcees that will rock your brain like Navi, Raja Wilco, and Ko the Timeless. There is going to be a graffiti artist that will be creating live art as the night moves on. And of course, there will be some ill breakdancers, battling for the crowd’s respect.
Subcontinental Drift is an organization that started a few years back in Washington, DC. It was started with the hope of creating an open, inclusive community for creative South Asians and the broader Washington community. There are monthly open mics held at various locations through out the city and every year we try to do one big event. There is no profit generated from any of the events, so we need all the help we can get to put on this amazing event 🙂 The money generated from this Kickstarter will help pay for the many artists performing, and the venue. Extra money generated will be added to the budget for next year’s big event.
Help donate for the event and please do join us as we celebrate South Asians in Hip-Hop!