The Signal: 2.14.14
Nepalese pop star Prem Raja Mahat, the pioneering women of The Roc-a-Jets, and an air travel confession from Ami Spencer...
Before Nepalese immigrant Prem Raja Mahat came to the US and opened up a restaurant in Baltimore, he was a pop-music sensation in India. Aaron Henkin shares the story of Prem’s path from Nepalese superstar to American Everyman.
The Roc-A-Jets sported pompadours and they made the ladies swoon… but these rockabilly idols weren’t guys. We meet musicians Carla Mandley and Jo Kellum of The Roc-a-Jets, a band that trail-blazed the social scene for gay women in 1950s Charm City.
Ami Spencer shares a personal story about her secret travel anxiety - Flying with a Ghost