Short Film ‘Ascending’ Features South Asian Artists From Coachella 2023
India-West Staff Reporter
LOS ANGELES, CA – Goldenvoice has released a short documentary that spotlights the six artists of South Asian descent who performed at Coachella 2023: Ali Sethi, Charli XCX, Diljit Dosanjh, Jai Paul, Jai Wolf, and Joy Crookes.
The short film is on Coachella’s YouTube: ASCENDING: South Asian Artists at Coachella 2023.
Helmed by South Asian female filmmakers Zoe Malhotra and Meghna Chakraborty, it captures a groundbreaking moment in global music at Coachella 2023, where six South Asian artists redefine the festival experience and international music landscape.
By documenting these historic performances, the film explores the range of artistic identities, musical influences, and cultural expressions that reflect the multiformity of South Asia.
The documentary includes exclusive interviews with featured artists, artist teams, festival attendees, and more, in addition to never-before-seen backstage and onstage footage from the festival.
“We’re at an exciting time where the Coachella experience is evolving to become more and more global,” said filmmakers Zoe Malhotra and Meghna Chakraborty. “We’re honored to be a part of that journey by telling this story that champions South Asian artistry across regions, religions, and identities.”
On January 10, Goldenvoice hosted its first public screening for Ascending at The Culver Theater, here.