Apr 13 • 31M

An Anti-Caste Revolution: A Podcast with Sonny Singh

An in-depth conversation with the Sikh musician and educator about growing up as a child of immigrants and turning to music for solace and inspiration.

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The Border Chronicle podcast is hosted by Melissa del Bosque and Todd Miller. Based in Tucson, Arizona, longtime journalists Melissa and Todd speak with fascinating fronterizos, community leaders, activists, artists and more at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Launching from last week’s Q&A with Sonny Singh, a Sikh musician and educator, we delve into his role in the film From Here, an eloquent and moving documentary that follows the stories of four children of immigrants who confront racism, xenophobia, and an oppressive immigration system with creativity and activism. Sonny is a musician with the band Red Baraat. In 2022 he released a solo album called Chardi Kala—in which he returns to the Sikh devotional music of his childhood (which we discuss at length in this podcast). Sonny has also spent decades working as an educator on social justice issues.

For listeners in southern Arizona: the film discussed below, From Here, will be showing in Ajo on April 14 at the Ajo Plaza Rec Room at 7 p.m., in Tucson at the Loft Theatre on April 15 at 2 p.m., and in Flagstaff at Northern Arizona University on April 17 at 4 p.m. Click here for other screenings in New York, California, and in Europe.

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