Deep Blue She (The #Mutiny2Unity #MeToo WeMix) (Music Video)
Sunday, Sept 9th, 2018
6:30 PM at
About the Music Video
A year-in-the making DIY filmed-on-phones grassroots music video/PSA featuring 100+ artist /activists, mostly women of color, and many desi–including luminaries Anoushka Shankar, Valarie Kaur, Amita Swadhin, Priyanka Bose, Reshma Gajjar, Shenaz Treasury, Fawzia Mirza, MoniCa Singh, Smriti Mundhra, & authors Marina Budhos, Uma Krishnaswami, Sharbari Ahmed, Mitali Desai, and Mira Kamdar–throwing it down for women’s/LGBTQ rights and racial and gender equality. Based on a track from Tanuja Desai Hidier’s ‘booktrack’ album Bombay Spleen (and written with Marie Tueje; produced by Dave Sharma) all proceeds from the remix go to charity (pick your price). More on the project’s genesis here.
a #VogueEmpower Playlist pick for Vogue Magazine, India
featured on BBC’s The Big Debate
Director: Tanuja Desai Hidier
Tanuja Desai Hidier is an author, singer-songwriter, and innovator of the ‘booktrack’ (albums of original songs to accompany her novels). Her debut novel, Born Confused—considered to be the first ever South Asian American YA novel—recently turned 15. Born Confused has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and Paste Magazine as one of the greatest YA novels of all time (on lists including such classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, Huckleberry Finn, and Little Women). Tanuja is the recipient of the 2015 South Asia Book Award (for her second novel, Bombay Blues), the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and the London Writers/Waterstones Award, and her short stories have been included in numerous anthologies. Outlook India calls her most recent project—DEEP BLUE SHE (The #Mutiny2Unity #MeToo #WeMix) music video/PSA, based on a track from her second album, and featuring 100+ artist/activists (mostly women of color)— “the We Are The World of our times… with a desi edge.” Tanuja is currently at work on her next book and album. www.thisistanuja.com
Editor: Atom Fellows
Atom Fellows has piled on and peeled away a myriad of layers of identities from the day he arrived in NYC in 1992 from Baltimore filled with dreams of rock stardom. Over the years, he’s founded and fronted bands, owned and operated multiple recording studios, worked as a movie theater manager, music producer, video director and editor, a scenic carpenter for Saturday Night Live and a trained chef. For the past decade, Atom has dedicated his life to being a stay-at-home dad and honing his literary craft in pursuit of a career in fiction.