Swet Shop Boys live in a world where Brown boys get extra screening at airports and Black boys get shot by the cops.
This is their world. This is our world. This is today's world. The implicit query: What are we gonna do about it?
Reaching across the ocean to bring two elements of the South Asian diaspora together on stage to right the wrongs, fight the fight, to speak truth to power.
Heems from Das Racist and Riz MC from HBO's The Night Of got each other's backs.
By the way, Riz Ahmed has been getting a lot of attention for his acting for some time in the UK, where he grew up, but things are about to go to a whole 'nother level methinks. Riz plays Bodhi Rook in the forthcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. (He's in the bottom right corner of this poster.)
Some of Riz's videos:
Riz's video "Sour Times"
Riz's video "Englistan"
Swet Shop Boys video "T5"
One Indian Hindu from Queens, New York. One Pakistani Muslim from London.
This was their first official show and they rocked it.
The largely South Asian crowd enjoyed the hell out of it.
This music is so.... necessary....
I'm afraid the videos are not the greatest as the light was quite low, but just to give you an idea of how things went: