Muslim-Hindu Punk Rock Bands Part Of New Movement

January 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Canadian Press/Google News

Wire Service: AP

A small but growing South Asian and Middle Eastern punk rock movement is attracting children of Muslim and Hindu immigrants and sparking new bands across America.

Bands like The Kominas (kuh-MEE'-nahs), based in Wayland, Mass., are trying to use their music to explore their identities as Americans and fight stereotypes about South Asian immigrants.