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In Search of Bengali Harlem | An Identity in Hip Hop

Season 12 Episode 5 | 1m 34s

Alaudin Ullah talks about the cultural revolution known as hip hop in Harlem. Ullah felt like an outsider when he was growing up so he connected to the music and the people. But this also meant a rejection of his Bangladeshi culture which his parents did not understand as they were proud of who they were and where they came from.

Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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California farmworker housing rules force seasonal moves, upending Latinx students' education.
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Alaudin Ullah opens up about growing up in Harlem as a Bengali American kid.
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