Saturday, September 22, 2007


I finish reading bell hooks' "Eating the Other" and what do I find on the Internets but this:

Polish rappers appropriating Indian beats and instruments, and presenting their music in a video that gives a wildly exoticized (re)presentation of South Asian people. The youtube comments, at least the ones in English, gush about the creativity and originality of the music. I wonder what the ones in Polish say. I also wonder what extent the English praise is boosted by the doubly exotic position of the music from the point of view of an English-speaking audience.

Just short thoughts and sharing.

1 comment:

dr alex said...

mmm...the other is tasty.