British Asian Sound System

Music | Kulture | Britain, Asia

A great documentary by Dazed and Confused, beautifully filmed. Produced by Shimmy Ahmed. Directed by William Williamson.

The documentary explores the use of conventional bhangra music (popular in Punjabi cultures) in the 90's through to the early 00's, and how sound systems set up around West London and beyond was a way to say "fuck you" to everyone who had ever tried to make a young asian growing up in the 90's define where they were from. Like with many cultures, the music was the link between many who felt alienated within a society that wanted them to define themselves as something other than British.

An absolute great watch.

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