Anjali and The Kid in New Delhi, India


Performers’ Consortium presents Hip-Hop’eration at The Roost Urban Bistro on Tuesday, 14th March, 2017

Time: 8PM onwards



Hip-Hop’eration is a procedure, conducted and curated by our very own Dr. D, to salvage the tinted perspective of hip-hop. To the uninitiated, hip-hop hardly looks or sounds like a brave, new art form. Critics often call hip-hop materialistic, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, vulgar and violent. To them, it’s a hot mess, the roar of total chaos.

But a good deal of hip hop speaks and has always spoken openly and in depth about aspects of urban poverty, political and social dissatisfaction, particularly the grip that extremism has on many young people. Hip-hop is an unplanned language deeply pitted with metaphors that are consistent, ubiquitous and global. The evolution of rap, slam poetry, RnB music, beatboxing, graffiti, street dance styles and other intersectional forms of the hip-hop movement, reflect shared truths in communities ranging from the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the ghettos of New York, slums of Ghana, the towers of Shanghai and now the youth movements in the streets of India – largely growing in metropolitans like Mumbai, Kolkatta, New Delhi and online.

Hip-Hop’eration is the voice of today’s youth that is caught in a battle between irrelevant and caustic political groupings whose narratives do not represent them. This is a mode of expression, a rebellion, communicated through the hijacking and transformation of elements of cultures – creating something new, owned by the generation that creates and nurtures it.

Hip-Hop’eration is a surgical intervention that aspires to deliver a performance space that steers away from hateful elements of social divisiveness and opens the stage to performances and languages celebrating identities, dissent, and respect for each other.

//Because change has to come some day, it has to come somehow. What better place than here, what better time than now\\

Emcee & Poet:


Divya Dureja aka Dr. D is an International Spoken Word Poet, Hip-Hop artist and a Beat Poet. From performing at New York Poetry Festival to MTV Big Indies India; to touring with poets from across the ocean like Sarah Kay, Deborah Emmanuel, Zuela Herrera and more, Divya’s collaborations span from doing couplets with beatboxers to acclaimed Jazz Musicians. Her rhymes sew folds upon folds of satire, comedy and uncomfortable realities.

Her poetry film shot by the renowned visual storyteller, Catrine Val, has been screened at 2016 International Triennial of Mixed Media, Belgrade, Serbia, Niki de Saint Phalle – die farbenfrohe Feministin, Kino im U, Dortmund and 2017 International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne.

Also a psychologist, Divya designs and conducts skill development programmes with university students on topics of gender, sexuality, health, counselling and relationships.


Artists’ Line-Up:

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid from Portland, USA have spent more than fifteen years igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by borders or language. They host the longest-running Bhangra and Bollywood party on the West Coast, co-founded the Pacific Northwest’s first Global Bass dance party and host two weekly radio shows on XRAY.FM and KBOO.FM. They are most known for incinerating dance floors with the heavy dance floor artillery of South Asia, but the duo scour the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local music traditions with window-rattling production. Anjali and The Kid regularly perform at festivals including five sets at the Sasquatch! Music Festival tenth anniversary where they headlined the dance tent opening night. They have performed at festivals such as Decibel, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Photosynthesis, Soul’d Out, Portland International Film Festival, Fairytale Music Festival, Kaleidoscope and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The duo travel to perform in cities such as New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, San Francisco and Vancouver, BC to headline parties such as Basement Bhangra, iBomba, Bhangrateque, Ottomania and Non Stop Bhangra.

Divyansh :Beatbox

Divyansh Gupta is a beatboxer extraordinaire who has mesmerised audiences in over a hundred shows nationwide. He has opened for the renowned Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and the soulful vocalist Amit Trivedi. He is the winner of MTV ‘Colors of Youth’ Season 5.
Divyansh has also been invited as a Speaker/Performer at TEDx JSSATE and Toastmasters International Conference.

Sumit Roy

Sumit Roy is a tri-lingual rapper based out of Delhi. Also a graphic designer and a visual artist, Sumit can be found melding words and images to create vivid works of art.
Sumit has just concluded the first state (Goa) in his ‘ Word of Mouth’ Tour and has come out with his first fully national video,’Hello, Uncle Namaste’.
Be there to catch him drop some slick rhymes, describing our life and times.


RSVP on Facebook HERE.


Special Note:
We are also hosting an Open Stage for Hip-Hop freestyle dancers, poppers, lockers and breakdancers. Come and show us your moves to earn a FEATURE SPOT at our next show!

Access Note: The Roost Urban Bistro is located on the upper ground floor and also has a direct entrance from Hauz Khas Village’s parking zone. In case you require access assistance with wheelchair, kindly contact the management.

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Date(s) -   Tuesday, March 14th
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Roost Urban Bistro

30 A, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi

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