Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds
I was listening to this music by singer/composer Ana Roxanne, a Southeast Asian Intersex artist working in Los Angeles…
In 2013, Ana was fortunate enough to spend time in Uttarkhand, India where she met an incredible voice teacher who introduced her to classical Hindustani singing. Living and studying with this teacher deeply impacted her outlook on the voice as art, as well as seeing the Diva as a symbol of divinity. This brief study was the catalyst that led her to finish her music study at the experimental Mills College in Oakland, CA, where she began to combine all of these influences into her current self-titled project.
In addition to the worship of R&B and pop divas, Ana’s practice explores themes of gender & identity. In October of 2018, she decided to come out publicly as intersex, and is dedicated to being a voice for her community & speaking out about social justice for intersex youth.
photography: Tammy Nguyen
cassette art & design: Jen Shear