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Saturday, June 20 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Migritudes: Digital Music, Identity, and Place

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Shailja Patel describes Migritude as "a generation of migrants who don't feel the need to be silent to protect themselves.” Digital music breaks silence by equipping a generation of migrants with a dynamic global platform. We will discuss the roots of popular sounds and examine how they relate to mass globalization by exploring the intersections of music, identity and migration as related to technology. Participants will leave better informed for their event production, music making, and engagement with cultural practices.


Thanu Yakupitiyage

Dutty Artz, iBomba
Thanu is an activist and dj. She hails from Sri Lanka via Thailand, and lives in Brooklyn. By day, she's a media/policy expert at New York Immigration Coalition. By night, she djs as Ushka, known for her genre-blending style. Her interest in immigration connects her activism, politics... Read More →

Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
State Hall: Room 219