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Diasporic Sound: Migration, Resilience, and Remix

UPDATE: This panel is sold-out and has reached full capacity. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released on Eventbrite. Advance tickets to No Borders, the after-party and fundraiser, have also sold out, but a limited number of $10 tickets will be available at the door.

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 (sold out)

11:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m. After-Party: No Borders
at C’mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
TICKETS (advance tickets have sold-out, but a limited number of $10 tickets will be available at the door)

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 / INTL BLK).

No Borders, an after-party and fundraiser featuring DJ sets by Ushka, Oscar Nñ (Papi Juice)‏, Riobamba (Discwoman), Chief Boima (INTL BLK), and DJ Rekha and a performance by Lua Preta (Angola), 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.


Notes 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.

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.

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: NYU Silver Center, Jurow Hall & Silverstein Lounge
31 Washington Place, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Add to Calendar 04/12/2019 06:30 PM 04/12/2019 08:30 PM America/New_York Diasporic Sound: Migration, Resilience, and Remix More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/diasporic-sound-migration-resilience-and-remix/ NYU Silver Center, Jurow Hall & Silverstein Lounge, New York, NY, 10003