Wednesday, November 22
Art

Little Motherland, Blessings: Little Pakistan, Brooklyn

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Last week, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting. On the eve of Eid, many people hold moon-sighting or “Chaand Raat” festivals around the world.

My family and I don’t normally celebrate Chaand Raat, but every other year or so we visit the Chaand Raat festival in Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan, my first home neighborhood, on Coney Island Avenue to take in some of the sights and sounds of our people and our pind.

This year I wanted to capture it all through video. No other sound resonated with all the clamor and glamour I saw and captured that night more than Big Sean’s “Blessings,” and I decided to use it for this video. It turned out to be perfection. Way up, we’re blessed.

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