Art

Kadak Collective is Exploring the Experience of Outsiderhood

May 16, 2019

Kadak Collective gets its name from a familiar subcontinental staple — the spiced, strong, hot tea brewed over home stovetops, in neighborhood chai stalls, over whatever hot flame can help you get your fix. The collective, a group of South Asian women and queer folk, use graphic narratives to contemplate issues and stories relevant to … Read More

Raveena’s New Song “Mama” Is a Touching Tribute to Immigrant Mothers

May 10, 2019

After teasing fans online with a new drop, musician Raveena shared her latest “Mama” early Friday morning. Just in time for Mother’s Day. The beautiful ballad to immigrant mothers and their dedication to their children has a gentle melody, with an acoustic intro and soft vocals. The overall effect is a soft balm against the … Read More

May Horoscopes: New Moon in Taurus & Pluto Retrograde

May 1, 2019

This month we celebrate the Taurus! Taurus seeks in matter, stability and value. Often depicted as a bull, a representation of wealth and value, Taurus have a strong connection with the earth. During this time patient is key, and luckily for Taurus, it’s one of your greatest virtues. May begins with a New Moon in … Read More

Micropixie Brings New Music to Planet Earth

April 9, 2019

Neshma Friend, has never shied away from political topics. Her music and ideas, refined over a trilogy of albums, find expression in the persona of Micropixie, an alien come to Earth to realize she has settled on a planet riven with strange and terrible ideas like misogyny, xenophobia, racism, and a host of other human … Read More

April Horoscopes: After the Retrograde in Pisces

April 2, 2019

Welcome to Aries season and Happy Astrological New Year! After the watery, emotional, and vaguely overwhelming season of Pisces, we’ve transitioned into a new realm. This fiery and intense zodiac sign is represented by the ram and brings a sense of purpose and passion to our lives. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac … Read More

Madhur Jaffrey is a Don Grandmother in Mr. Cardamom’s Music Video “Nani”

April 1, 2019

Madhur Jaffrey, erstwhile guardian of our cookbook collections and silver screen diva, blesses rapper Mr. Cardamom’s latest music video “Nani.” Her Ying-Yang-style turn as a crime syndicate-running, slap-you-till-you-cry, take-no-shit grandmother is the epitome of internety diaspora feelings. The video premiered online today and received a write-up in the Food section of the New York Times. … Read More

Rolex Rasathy and Navz-47 are Celebrating Tamil Women with “Raavanan”

March 13, 2019

“We’ve been waiting for a song like this.” This is what Rolex Rasathy says she hears from so many Tamil women, in response to her latest music video, Raavanan. In the video, which dropped first on Valentine’s Day, New York-based singer Rolex Rasathy and Toronto-based rapper Navz-47 team up to confront a man who has … Read More

PREMIERE: Qais Essar’s Newest Collection “‘I Am Afghan, Afghani Is Currency Vol III – Zahir” is a Meditation on Afghanistan

March 12, 2019

Qais Essar is back with a new addition to his opus “I Am Afghan, Afghani Is Currency.” Volume III, “Zahir” extends his lyrical statement about Afghanistan and Afghan identity. It’s a sweeping five-song collection of mood-focused tracks, each of which seems to centralize and distill the essence of feeling. It’s as if Essar led with … Read More

Ashni’s New Music Video “Weave” Uplifts Women and Selfhood

March 7, 2019

Ashni Davé is a musician of today – supported by a studied background in classical music and Kathak dance, her music is trained but her aspirations have an unrestrained DIY energy. Her melodies and vocals are beautifully solid while her visuals take on the flighty airiness of someone who leverages the space around her, everything … Read More

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