Growing up between cultures, first and second-generation immigrants of the Indian subcontinent have been creating a space for self-expression that acknowledges their hyphenated identities as Desis outside of South Asia. Join us for an exciting and growing lineup of genre-bending creatives defining modern South Asian-American identity through the arts, including the international powerhouse Punjabi singer G. Sidhu; crystalline-voiced singer-songwriter and Television Academy honoree Rianjali; rap, R&B, and hip-hop artists Taizu, Rolex Rasathy, and Robin Dey; plus Desi and hip-hop beats from DJ Sharad and performances by IMGE Dance, SA Grooves, and Project Convergence that fuse Indian classical and traditional dance with hip-hop, tap, and more.


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Panel Discussion

desi - Then, Now, and Future

Join the movers and shakers of the South Asian–American creative scene for a conversation on the history, challenges, victories, and future of the space.

Sunday, August 4 at 4:30 pm

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater

This panel will be recorded as part of the Butter Chicken podcast.


Dance Workshops

Learn from South Asian-American choreographers creating dance styles that blend South Asian and Western dance forms.

Sunday, August 4

12:00 pm-1:30 pm Converging Rhythms with Project Convergence

1:30 pm- 3:00 pm BollyHeels with Swarali Karulkar

3:00 pm- 4:30 pm Urban India with IMGE Dance|

Workshops are free. RSVP is required as space is limited.

To RSVP, register here. Location of events to be shared at time of registration.  

Workshops are sponsored by the India Center Foundation Dance Workshops 



Venue and Accessibility

Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For guests unable to stand in line due to a disability, please visit the accessible entrance policy. Accessible seat locations are available at all events in Damrosch Park and Hearst Plaza. Assistive listening devices available to borrow at the Information Tent.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.


featuring G. Sidhu, Rianjali, Taizu, Rolex Rasathy, Robin Dey, SA Grooves, IMGE Dance, Project Convergence, and DJ Sharad

Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.
Free Show
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Presented in association with MELA Arts Connect and 44 Management

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