About HipHopistan
HipHopistan, the "Land of Hip Hop", features performances, discussions and workshops with artists Abstract/Vision, MC Kabir, Chee Malabar, Yogi B & Natchatra and DJ Rekha over three days (April 17-19, 2008) in Chicago, Illinois. This event hopes to explore the linguistic and pan-ethnic expressions of various South Asian and South Asian-American Hip Hop artists.

HipHopistan is sponsored by the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the Chicago Opera Theater, and the Association for Asian American Studies.

At Northwestern University:
Asian American Studies Program
Department of African American Studies
The Dean's Office of The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS)
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Initiative for Comparative Race and Diaspora

At the University of Chicago:
South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC)
Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS)
Department of Music
Arts Council
Laboratory School

HipHopistan is also part of the "India Blooms in Chicago" festival of events being organized by the Chicago Opera Theater surrounding the production of John Adams' A Flowering Tree.