Make it a day at the beach with Music Video Monday.
Director Jing Niu is currently an artist in residence at Crosstown Arts. She has used part of her time to complete a video for the sitar-filled song "Chalo" for Los Angeles-based world popper Kohinoorgasm.
Niu took Kohinoorgasm (aka Josephine Shetty) to the California shore for this ecstatic, light-filled video she created on lush 16 mm.
"I had been wanting to shoot on film for a while, so this was a very special project," says Niu. "In addition, we shot the film with an all people-of-color crew and cast. I hope that all folks of various backgrounds can enjoy this film."
Shetty says the song and video are meant to empower. "'Chalo' celebrates cultures of queer femme mutual support and queer femme abundance despite misogyny's attempts to deplete us of our power and magic."
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