Documentary on Caribbean homosexual musician ‘Nhojj’
Just learned of this Caribbean homosexual musician Nhojj (pronounced kind of like “najh”). The 16-minute documentary features interviews and personal reflections from Nhojj. Taken from the landmark Jan. 7, 2012 Brooklyn Museum “Out & Proud” First Saturday concert, the documentary short “Nhojj – MUSIC and the word” is an inspirational journey into the award-winning Caribbean artist Nhojj – the man, his music and message. It celebrates humanity, and redefines the issue of gay sexuality.
The documentary focuses on the happiness of life experiences that everyone shares—homosexuals and heterosexuals alike. The 16 minute documentary shows Nhojj at home, in the rehearsal studio, and on stage. Nhojj shares his work and talks about his band, the creative process, his sexuality and his perception of God.
The short film was originally created to share the “Out & Proud” Brooklyn Museum concert and rehearsal process with fans on Nhojj’s website and social networks. Emmy-nominated Michael Burlingame (“Sting at the Hollywood Bowl”) expanded the project to include interviews, and intertwined Nhojj’s message as a gay activist with his music and song lyrics.
I’m not usually one to listen to gay-specific music, so I’m curious: have you heard of this guy?