8/19/2010 Fresh Fruit


Tonight's guests
Ananya Chatterjea and Nhojj

Ananya Chatterjea, Artistic Director
Ananya Dance Theatre
The Southern Theater
September 9-12, 2010

The world premiere of Kshoy!/Decay! explores the lives of African and Asian women forced to relocate from their homelands. Using mud as a metaphor, ADT creates a work of resonant storytelling through a choreographic blend of classical Odissi dance, the martial art Chhau and yoga. This is the first of four works that will draw on mud, gold, oil and water to investigate violence, resistance and empowerment. Co-directed by Artistic Director Ananya Chatterjea and OBIE Award-winning theater artist Laurie Carlos.

Nhojj, singer, songwriter, musician

Nhojj made history twice within the last year—as the first gay artist to reach #1 with a gay music video on the mainstream MTV Music Top 100 chart, and as the first black male artist to win an OUTMusic Award.

Nhojj grew up in Guyana and Trinidad but didn’t embark on a career in music until after graduating from NYU with a BA in Economics. Nhojj has been delivering high-quality jazzy soul for nearly a decade. He's received public congratulations from both The Advocate and BET/Centric TV.
Now openly gay Caribbean soul artist Nhojj pays tribute to all those who live Out and Proud lives—everyday Gay Warriors—with the release of "The Gay Warrior Song."
He is donating the proceeds from sales of “The Gay Warrior Song” to SASOD (The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination) – an LGBT Rights organization in Guyana, the country that he grew up in.

Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed,DD/C, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit Theme 3rd Thursdays
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: Self-Released
Nhojj - Love
Album: Soul Comfort; Label: Black Angel Records
Nhojj - Peace
Album: Someday Peace Love Freedom; Label: Nhojj
Nhojj - The Gay Warrior Song
Album: Single; Label: Self-Released
Nhojj - The Light
Album: Soul Comfort; Label: Black Angel Records
Nhojj - Hold On
Album: Someday Peace Love Freedom; Label: Nhojj