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The Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners

General Programming

dateSeptember 28, 2013 timeSaturday, 7:00pm EDT location Lerner Hall, Party Performance Space, Columbia University
  • Workshop on 'Caste, Race, and Democracy'
  • Department of Middle Eastern, South African, and Asian Studies
  • Department of History
  • Institute for the Study of Human Rights
  • Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
  • Institute for Research in African American Studies
  • South Asia Institute
Painting of Chee Malabar

The Asian American Alliance and Club Zamana present

"The Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners"
a Hip-Hop Set by
Chee Malabar

Chee Malabar’s musical resume includes six albums: three with Himalayan Project, followed by an LP and EP with Oblique Brown and two albums under his own moniker. Chee's previous efforts are an exploration of the immigrant experience, love, relationships, politics, and art. His latest release, "The Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners," is a series of loosely connected songs and vignettes inspired by years of Chee’s work with incarcerated youth and their families. Chee Malabar’s work has found its way into college curriculums, discussion panels, and papers that address identity and hip-hop.

The show will be followed by a Q&A with Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History at Columbia.

**Doors open at 6:45pm**

Free with BC/CU/Teachers College ID

  • Chee Malabar Hip-Hop Artist and writer
  • Manan Ahmed Assistant Professor of History Columbia University