Monday, November 12, 2018

Music Video Monday: Kohinoorgasm

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 1:05 PM

click to enlarge chalo.png

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."

If you would like to see your music video featured on Music Video Monday, email

Tags: , , ,

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Readers also liked…

© 1996-2020

Contemporary Media
65 Union, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation