Diasporic Sound: Migration, Resilience, and Remix

Date & Time

37 days ago


Greenwich Village


Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. A Carnegie Hall Migrations: The Making of America Festival Program.  6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Panel at the NYU Silver Center, Jurow Hall & Silverstein Lounge 31 Washington Place, First floor REGISTER 11:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m. After-Party: No Borders at C’mon Everybody 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn TICKETS Activist, DJ, and A/P/A Institute at NYU Artist-in-Residence Ushka (Thanushka Yakupitiyage) curates a conversation on the impact that migrations from South Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean have had on the creation of diasporic, border-traversing sounds. Panelists discuss the role of globalization and digital culture in expanding the reach of diasporic music at the same time that many nation states tighten their borders and restrict the flow of migrants. Featuring Ana C. Calle / LaPhDj (University of Texas, Austin), Rekha Malhotra / DJ Rekha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Suzanne Persard (Emory University), and Boima Tucker / Chief Boima (Africa is a Country / INTLBLK). No Borders, an after-party and fundraiser featuring DJs sets by Ushka, Oscar Nñ‏, Riobamba, Chief Boima, and DJ Rekha and a performance TBA, follows. All proceeds will go to the Immigrant Defense Project, Families for Freedom, and New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC. Tickets to the after-party can be purchased here.   Note on accessibility: The NYU Silver Center, Jurow Hall & Silverstein Lounge is on the first floor and is accessible for wheelchair users via the 31 Washington Place entrance. Restrooms (which are gender-segregated) are accessible via elevator. If you have any questions or need any accommodations, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu. Notes on accessibility: C’mon Everybody’s main entrance is accessible via ramp. The bar, lounge, gallery, and event space are all located on one floor. Two single occupancy bathrooms are available for use: one next to the bar and one in the back room event space. If you have any questions, please contact info@cmoneverybody.com.   Photo by Fabián Gómez.

tags: music, activism, free, discussion, fundraiser, immigration, party, performance