Hyphen-American: A Conversation Series with YaSi

Watch MCA Denver's Hyphen-American Series

Inspired by Nari Ward: We the People, we're hosting a series of conversations highlighting the first- and second-generation immigrant experience and representations of it in American media.

Think of this as your bi-weekly book club, but with less commitment. Every other week, a new moderator will pick a piece of media for you to read or watch. Then we’ll come together Tuesday evenings to discuss.

This event will be livestreamed via YouTube and Facebook. Closed captioning is available on the Facebook livestream.



July 21 6PM with Naghem Swade

August 4 with YaSi

August 18 with Danny Ramos


Iranian American artist YaSi, is a firecracker on stage with sentimental lyricism. Introspective, genre bending, and honest music has led YaSi to tour with Raja Kumari and open for the likes of Teyana Taylor to Zara Larsson. Her music has been on Spotify's Fresh Finds along with blogs like Earmilk and Indie Shuffle.

YaSi will be joined by local musician smallboifunk to discuss the movie No One Knows About Persian Cats.

Peep the trailer here. The movie is available to rent or buy on YouTube and iTunes.


Check your confirmation email for your homework assignment to participate in the discussion.