'Source of Nurture' Mixtape Featuring Black Womxn, Trans, Non-Binary, and Queer Folks

'Source of Nurture' Mixtape Featuring Black Womxn, Trans, Non-Binary, and Queer Folks

'Source of Nurture' Mixtape Featuring Black Womxn, Trans, Non-Binary, and Queer Folks

Only $20, 100% of which goes towards Black activist efforts.

Only $20, 100% of which goes towards Black activist efforts.

Text: Dante Silva

Chroma is a collective centering Black womxn, trans, and non-binary folks. Their work is grounded in an “ethos of community reciprocity, intersectional solidarity, and Black feminist ideologies”, all of which have continually allowed for meaningful community engagement. Most recently, Chroma released the Source of Nurture mixtape, bringing together womxn of color artists with ‘diligent adherence to the times’.

The mixtape is a fundraising initiative, initially meant to go towards COVID relief efforts. Yet, as circumstances reinforce the need to emphasize Black experiences (particularly those of Black womxn/femmes), the proceeds will go towards Equality for Flatbush, Undocu Workers Fund, The Movement for Black Lives Fund, and Black Trans Femmes in the Arts.

Music is, as the title so eloquently describes, nurturing. Beyond monetary efforts (undeniably important) is a notion of critical care, both for the self and the community. Chroma aims to use music as a medium of fostering care, “for our communities’ restoration”. 

The mixtape features Kelsey Lu, Zsela, Boston Cherry, and others, an assortment of house, funk, and dancehall. The work is just as heterogeneous as the communities its comprised of, with the hope “we can teach one another”. 

Buy Sources of Nurture here. The cover art is by Aya Brown, with design by Rin Kim Ni. 

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