The Asian American Writer’s Workshop Open City Fellowship “fosters Asian American writers covering inequality in low-income Asian immigrant neighborhoods in New York City.” Who better for that job than our beloved Thanu aka DJ Ushka? (more…)
Friday March 15th we’re welcoming EL FREAKY from Bogota Colombia to NYC. Having just wrapped shows at Moombahton Massive in DC, and Tormenta Tropical and Afrofunke on the West Coast, we’re looking forward to hearing some of the new material they’ve been working on featuring Colombian Dancehall artists and Reggae veterans Tanto Metro and Devonte.
Brooklyn’s iBomba party is hosted by DJ Beto and our very own Ushka, whom a lot of you got to meet digitally last month via her Foreign Brown mix for our Mixtape Mondays series in February. She and Beto’s residency at Bembe has been turning it out on Mondays and bringin out some really great acts over the last year, so I’m looking forward to hearing what’s in their crates.
Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Thailand-raised, Brooklyn-living migrant. She is an activist and cultural organizer. She deejays as one half of iBomba – one of NYC’s premiere destinations for Global Bass every second Monday of the month at Bembe (81 South 6th St, Brooklyn). Find her on Soundcloud and on Twitter.