Featured in the New York Times 2020 and named one of Vogue India’s “Top 50 Most Influential Global Indians” in 2019; Kumari Suraj is an artistic force, LGBTQ+ activist and cultural game changer who has influenced the entertainment industry from Hollywood to Bollywood!
Kumari’s performance work as a creative garners icon status in the realm of Waacking – a vintage disco dance form lauded by the elites. As the creator of Bollywaack and founder of the world’s first queer dance festival called Waackfest, the phenom has worked with legendary artists and powerful platforms.
Madonna, Mya, Jody Watley, Mickey Singh, World Of Dance, Buzzfeed, Star Plus, New York Times and So You Think You Can Dance to name a few.
Celebrating 1 year of the Desi Girl Chant single release! First single & music video, “Desi Girl Chant” is an anthem for Desi femmes around the world. Honoring all forms of the Desi feminine divine by creating visual space for trans, drag, queer, cis, mixed race and fiiiierce Desi femmes to “prance in saris” for this video. A steamy love interest moment with Miss Trans India, catchy dance moves from House of Suraj, fashion and more, this video is sure to make you think and bop.
“As a mixed race person I love all of my ethnic identities. This song speaks about many aspects of my Indian identity from mixed geographic origins of myself and others (being Afro West Indian & Indian), to the food we make, the clothes we wear, attitudes we carry and diverse sexual preferences we navigate. Celebrating all my “Desi Girls” round the world.” – Kumari Suraj
Kumari’s music is a mix of Dancehall, Indian sounds, Disco, House, Hiphop and more. They are currently working on new music. Stay tuned!
Follow song on social media: #desigirlchant #desigirlchallenge