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April 25, 2024

Other Voices, Other Rooms: An Evening with Ali Sethi

As described by TIME Magazine, Ali Sethi’s music is praised for showing that “differences of culture, language, religion and gender do not need to be antagonistic; they can, and always have, enriched us, and given us some of our greatest works of art.” On April 25, in a very special intimate performance, Ali reprised the playful pied-piper persona he brought out at Coachella and Austin City Limits.

This event was part of the Georgetown Global Dialogues, which featured leading intellectuals from the Global South in forward-looking conversations with U.S.-based thinkers across a range of topics.​


Photo of Ali Sethi.

Ali Sethi

Ali Sethi is a New York-based writer, composer, and performer best known for his reggaeton blockbuster single "Pasoori," which topped Spotify’s Global Viral chart in 2022 and was declared Google’s most hummed-to-search song of that year. Blending traditional South Asian melodies with global beats, and drawing on “folk” and “woke” iconographies to tell powerful tales of identity, Sethi’s work has been described as “stealthily subversive” by The New Yorker and has earned him a spot on TIME’s 100 Next list.