Soho Road – Five Rivers to Five Boroughs

soho.JPGAn exhibition showcasing British Bhangra music and Culture, titledSoho Road to the Punjab, will be crossing the pond from the UK to New YorkCityon March 18th 2011 at 6pm. TheUSAversion of the exhibition,Soho Road – Five Rivers to Five Boroughs, will be the worlds first visual arts exhibition inspired by Bhangra music and culture held outside of the UK. The event is being hosted by 92YTribecaand is free to the public.

Originally debuting in Birmingham, UK, Soho Road to the Punjab is an exhibition that includes photography, album sleeves, promotional art and rare prints from South Asian media. This contemporary archive uncovers the worldwide Bhangra phenomenon, showcasing individuals who have championed the UK and USA Bhangra scene.

Soho Road from the Five Rivers to the Five Boroughs is a gift of a title. The Punjab is, of course, the Land of the Five Rivers, while New York iconically comprises Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx. This is a symmetry just too much too leave alone its a sign! Queens is the largest and the most diverse, and famous as the birthplace of bebop and jazz. Queens also has the largest Sikh population outside California and the highest concentration of Indians anywhere in America. Punjabi is in the top ten of the hundred-odd languages spoken locally, and almost half of all South Asians who live in New York live in Queens. The NY experience will shape the show for the USA. [link]

The event will be held at92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York. For more information and to view the exhibition online, see the Facebook page.


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3 Responses to “Soho Road – Five Rivers to Five Boroughs”

  1. sch01ar says:

    Many thanks for the props about the show – the team are so looking forward to coming to NY. Congratulations on an amazingly broad and deep blog; the posts here make fascinating reading.

  2. Ian Ferguson says:

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