Film Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music

Friday, January 3, 2014: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Delaware Suite (Marriott Wardman Park)

Vivek Bald director, Claire Shanley and Vivek Bald producers (Mutiny Sounds Productions, 2003)

Mutiny: Asians Strom British Music explores the emergence of Asian Underground music in Britain as a form of cultural critique in the 1990s. Bald, a former DJ and now associate professor of writing and digital media at MIT, traces the links between the politics of anti-racism in post-Thatcher Britain and the creation of new music by South Asian youth. Mutiny further explores how artists established critiques of politics by producing music that combined reggae, punk, electronica, and hip-hop with classical, folk, and popular film music from South Asia to create an alternative form of British music.

Philippa Levine, University of Texas at Austin, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

Cosponsored by the North American Conference on British Studies

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