DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra SummerStage – The Final Burrrrraaah!

Basement Bhangra—the longest continuously running monthly party in NY nightlife—was curated by DJ Rekha

Sujata Day of HBO Comedy ‘Insecure’ Releases Naked Hipster Project’s Second Single, PARTS

The Naked Hipster Project is the music and comedy brainchild of two close friends, Sujata Day and Will Collyer.

How Immigrants and Refugees Use Music for Survival

Music plays a massive role for many immigrants and refugees in the past and present. The sheer power of it can resonate hope in times of survival.

Swet Shop Boys: A Discussion on Representation, Politics, and Entertainment

We are fans of the Swet Shop Boys, but not gullible fans. Judging by the music of these two mystics, they wouldn’t want us as to be anything but critical.

We Can’t Get Enough of A Capella Group Chai Town’s New Album ‘Spectrum’

by Anjali Bhakta – Follow @anjaliib  After three years of waiting (and secretly…

5 Girls React to Abuse in Different Ways in New Music Video

The song puts a spotlight on the emotional and physical distress of sexual assault survivors.

SAMAA: Chai Town Alumni Continue Sharing Their Musical Gifts

by Anjali Bhakta – Follow @anjaliib  Popular heartthrob acapella group Chai-Town was known…

Top 10 NYC Must-See Bands and Their Whiskey Personas

Here is my guide to top 10 must-see local NY musicians/bands and their corresponding whiskey personas.

A Wayfarer’s Travel: An Interview with Zain Alam of ‘Humeysha’

When I was approached by my editor to interview Zain Alam of Humeysha I was like sure, why not? I hadn’t heard of the band and was hungry for some different music, something I could sink my teeth into.

Swet Shop Boys’ ‘Cashmere’ and the Representation We Need

by Sarah Khan – Follow @karahshan My family came to America to…

The 17 Best Moments from ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’

Seventeen years ago today, Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel (playing Sonia Saxena) catapulted to superstardom with the release of the blockbuster hit “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai,” which was the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2000.

15 Things You Didn’t Know About AR Rahman

My mother and I disagree on many things, but the genius of the majestic music composer AR Rahman isn’t one of them. Since I was a young girl, I remember

Not-So-Breaking News: Bollywood Soundtracks STILL Lack Originality

by Nila Choudhury – Follow @browngirlmag Whatever happened to the gorgeous lyrics…

16 Amazing Songs That Had Us Dancing Through 2016

The 2016 round-up of eight Bollywood and eight mainstream songs in no particular order that kept us up when we were feeling down.

We Give You Every Reason to Take a Look Back at ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’s’ Soundtrack

Anyone who’s ever seen and loved “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” will agree that this iconic film has an equally iconic soundtrack.

Farewell, Junaid Jamshed: Another Iconic Figure Dies at Close of Turbulent Year

While remaining in the limelight, Junaid Jamshed wore many hats throughout his life, a Pakistan air force engineer, pop star, fashion designer, and most recently, nasheed artist and Muslim faith leader. Junaid Jamshed was on board Pakistan International Airlines domestic flight PK-661 carrying approximately 47 passengers which was reported to have crashed en route from Chitral to Islambad on December 7th, 2016.

The Swet Shop Boys take on Racism in ‘Cashmere’

The rap duo Swet Shop Boys have come out with a new hit expressing what it’s like to have brown skin, deal with the TSA, and live in the era of Trump.

Jay Sean Hilariously Parodies Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ With a Camel

We all know Jay Sean’s always been hilarious when it comes to doing interviews and just being an overall jokester is part of his personality. He tweeted this video of him and his friend Dj Bliss cruising in Dubai with a giant panda stuffed animal in the backseat…Of course, Jay Sean would substitute panda with a camel, we love it! Can’t get any browner than that. The fact he pulls out a stuffed camel has to be my favorite part.

‘We Are The Kids’ Music Video Features the Children of Pakistan

I grew up in Islamabad, Pakistan, and spent a lot of time with kids on the streets. I’ve always been intrigued by them due to their resilience. They’re troopers yet they are children. I always felt a connection with them. I always wanted to tell their story in some shape but was waiting for what felt like the right story.

Here’s What Popular American Songs Sound Like With an Indian Twist

by Shefali Deshay – Follow @browngirlmag So much of what we listen…