(SOUTH ASIAN ELECTRONICA)
In his essay "The Plural Dance Cultures of New York's South Asian Diaspora," Professor Ashley Dawson writes that Manhattan-based DJ Rekha "explicitly designs her [mixes of South Asian dance music
] in a manner that works against the forms of chauvinism that characterize spectacles of ethnic heritage such as the Diwali festival. Her mixes are clearly intended as a corrective to the chauvinist, heterosexist cultural nationalism
that prevails in certain segments of the [Indian] community." Trust me, DJ Rekha is the real deal
. (Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444. 9 pm, $10, 21+.