WORD TO YOUR MOTHERLAND: HIP HOP IN INDIA | OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Hip Hop, graffiti, break dancing and ciphering are all artforms that highlight the struggles and triumphs of humanity on the streets. “Hip Hop goes beyond graffiti, break dancing and DJing…it’s a revolutionary movement because it brings people together across religions, caste and socio economic levels,” says Nisha K. Sembi, whose work was the focus of ‘Word to Your Motherland’(http://wordtoyourmotherland.com/), held at the Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland California from July thru August 2012.

The final closing night musical performances for ‘Word to Your Motherland’featured Mandeep Sethi on vocals, vocalist Ishmeet Narula, myself (Tablapusher) on tabla and MPC1000, Ajit Singh on dhol, DJ Delrokz (Mighty Zulu) and DJ Rav-E. Earlier performances for the exhibition included DJ Smokestack, Hoodini, and Baagi.

My review of the event was featured on the UK Music BlogNaad Brahma:

http://nadabrahma.co.uk/word-to-your-motherland-art-and-hip-hop-converge-on-the-streets-of-oakland/