Queering Desi

Queering Desi

Queering Desi is a podcast that celebrates the unique experiences of South Asian LGBTQ+ people. Each week, a guest will chat with long-time community activist and writer, Priya Arora, about their journey and what it means to be true to who you are. To help us share our stories in our own words, and take the burden of representation off each individual, this podcast aims to be a breeding ground for discussion and a platform for being loud and proud, no matter who you are! (Platform & Marketing: Brown Girl Magazine; Music: Chetan Davdra; Art: Fatemah Baig; Production & Editing: Priya Arora)... Show More

This week, Priya chats with DJ Rekha, founder of Basement Bhangra™ — one on New York City's longest running club nights. Rekha reflects on what it was like to achieve a 20-year milestone with Basement Bhangra, and what life has been like since the party wrapped. The two chat about the history of music in the South Asian queer movement, and Rekha shares what it's like to create and hold spaces for South Asian LGBTQ+ folks as a DJ. Later, Priya asks Rekha about her take on Bollywood remixes and remakes, and the two chat about "Veere Di Wedding" and why the reaction to the film has been so polarizing. Come celebrate Pride month, and a historic first season of Queering Desi, with "Queering Desi: Beyond the Podcast" in NYC on Thursday, June 28! For more information, visit the [Facebook event page](https://www.facebook.com/events/317666482098931/). We hope to see you there!

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