In this chapter I want to examine two Anglo-Asian musicians, both born in England of South Asian descent: Sheila Chandra and Apache Indian. Both of these musicians have, at one time or another, attempted to construct

musical and real selves from the various components of culture and identities

available to them. Chandra juxtaposes sounds and songs from all over in an

attempt to assimilate her various selves, drawing strength from certain aspects of

the feminist movement in the U.K., and Apache Indian borrows sounds and ideas

from Jamaican dancehall, rap music, and Anglo-Punjabi bhangra music in order

to make what he calls “a very British sound."3 The central problem for these musi-

cians is identity-identity through belonging, and belonging through place. For

Chandra and Apache Indian, it is belonging in England and to India, and how to

create a sound and a space of their own.