Urban DesiConvention
A one of its kind multi-day event comprising of a state of the art concert and an interactive conference in the capital of the world curating entertainers and individuals of the South Asian diaspora at the global crossroads of the world.

Urban Desi Con 2019

About the Urban Desi

Leading global South Asian artists of the Urban Desi scene perform at a state of the art concert venue in the heart of the world – New York City! Top singers, rappers, DJ’s, and entertainers of the diaspora will be individually performing their latest hit music including collaborations for an unforgettable experience.


The day prior will be the conference, encompassing interactive panels with top South Asian personalities. Entrepreneurs, executives, artists, academics, comedians, filmmakers, producers, and international committee members will be in attendance.

Official Lineup
The official 2019 Urban Desi Convention lineup for Friday's concert.
Mumzy Stranger is a British Bangladeshi MC, singer, songwriter and record producer, known for his distinctive soulful-bashment style. He made his mainstream recording debut in the summer of 2009 with his debut single “One More Dance”, which topped the UK Asian Charts, as did the follow-up singles, “Showgirl” and “Fly With Me.” He is the...
Nish is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist of Bangladeshi descent. He made his official debut in a Bengali refix of Mumzy Stranger’s original song, “Jaan Atki” which became the first Bengali track to reach number 1 in the iTunes World Charts. He is an urban Asian artist known for his ability to provide...
HAJI SPRINGER (Oakland, California) has already created waves in the underground hip hop scene for his brand. He is one of the most versatile MCs to ever hit the scene. Haji has worked with platinum artists such as BabyBash and PaulWall. He has worked with international superstars such as Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal & Shekar, Taz...
Bhanga Bangla – a Bengali crew straight out of LA – is one of the first Bangladeshi trap groups, The group consists of Ivory Shakur, 41X, and Young Prince. Ivory Shakur (previously: Gamble) has been making music since a decade ago. He is undoubtedly one of the few artists who has his own style when it...
2019 Keynote & Panels
Keynotes, Speakers, and Panels for 2019.

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Conference Venue
The Urban Desi Convention CONFERENCE will be at Aicon Gallery, New York City

Concert Venue
The Urban Desi Convention CONCERT will be at Irving Plaza, New York City

Conference Schedule
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Concert Schedule
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Our Partners
Official partners for #UDC2018
State of the Art Concert
Interactive Conference
Exclusive Music Launches
Exclusive Pop-Up Shop
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Pictures from the conference and concert from previous years.
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