Jovian Radheshwar is a hip-hop musician, poet, and educator. In 2012, he and Bobby Musgrave created Endangered Species a hip-hop collective based in Santa Barbara, California. Along with Ed Keenan of Los Angeles, Endangered Species has performed at various locations including LA, Santa Barbara, Vancouver and Surrey. Their album, ‘No Hooks’ explores themes of technological change, existential philosophy, race, America, empire, drugs, sex, heartbreak, and destruction. Jovian grew up in the 1990’s in New York City and then moved to California. His artistic influences include Pink Floyd, Modest Mouse, Outkast, Nas, Atmosphere, Hieroglyphics Crew, Wu-Tang Clan, and great American literature from the likes of Hunter S. Thompson. His PhD is in existential freedom and features novel interpretations of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Fromm, Berlin, and Fanon. Jovian was born in Bombay (“Mumbai” is for fascists), after teaching political science and Black studies in California for over ten years, he followed his love up north to Vancouver. He now lives in New Westminster where he is a professor of political science at Douglas College.
At the October 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Jovian will be the Host. More about the event is here: october-22-2021
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.