Music of Dissent: Resistance Under the Modi Regime

When:
February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2020-02-21T19:30:00-05:00
2020-02-21T22:00:00-05:00
Where:
Georgia Beer Garden
Contact:
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Mark Your Calendars 📆 Friday, February 21st!

Our February Mixer will spotlight Delhi-based musicians and activists Delhi Sultanate (Taru Dalmia) and Begum X (Samara Chopra) of Bass Foundation Roots, whose music responds to the growing right-wing movement in India. A 25-minute video features Taru Dalmia as he explores the way that their work sheds light on caste violence, state abuse of power, and crony capitalism. The duo have built a sound system and tour protest sites with their musical dissent.

Doors at 7.30PM
Video & Discussion 8PM

*Background*

Under the Narendra Modi regime (2014-present) India has witnessed a massive shift towards right-wing Hindu nationalism, apparent in government policies and public discourse. The regime’s obsession with India’s image as a Hindu state is in stark contrast to the reality of what India is: a multi-ethnic, multilingual, pluralistic federal republic.

Current protests across India are in response to the Citizenship Amendment Bill law, enacted as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Under the this law, people fleeing from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in which they are religious minorities will be provided Indian citizenship. This includes Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, Sikhs, and Parsis, but clearly excludes and discriminates against Muslims

Protests throughout India, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, and Delhi, have resulted in state sanctioned violence from police against peaceful protesters. Police have been firing tear gas and batons against protesters who refuse to disperse.

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ATL Radical Art Monthly Mixers are a place to:
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*Introduce yourselves
*Share your passion projects
*Pitch ideas for future collaborative works
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ATL Radical Art is a collective of local Atlanta artists committed to the creation of a radical and artistic counterculture in response to the social and political climate of our time. Our Artists engage in performances/experiments that shed light on topics of intersectional struggle, liberation and protest from around the globe. Our vision is to create create spaces and works that thrive independent of institutional funding, finding its strength in community support. This community is primarily for people of color, non-men, queer & trans artists across multiple disciplines as well as accomplices who are working jointly with us towards similar goals and prioritize the visibility of said communities in Atlanta’s art scene.

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