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Hiphopistan brings another side of South Asian music to the University of Chicago

by Jassmine Rabii

April 16, Chicago Weekly

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Putting a spotlight on the new sensation sweeping through the South Asian nations, HipHopistan—“the land of hip-hop”—shows how South Asian youth are actively incorporating hip-hop into their homelands’ national cultures. The event will feature Yogi B & Natchatra and Chee Malaba, who combine the traditional classical music of their heritage with the newer beats and rhythms usually associated with American pop culture. The group will also participate in a pre-concert conference—proving, as coordinator Samip Mallick says, that hip-hop is being globalized and societies are adopting new customs that challenge age-old conceptions. Read the rest of this article »

Check out videos of performances by HipHopistan artists:

Chee Malabar
Yogi B & Natchatra
Yogi B & Natchatra

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