Karla Kane -- "Don't Hush, Darling" (music video)
Karla Kane's video for "Don't Hush, Darling" features dancer/choreographer Tara Pandeya and contains an important message for all mothers to their daughters.
Kane explains the empowering feminist message:
"At a school where I once worked, when it was a student's birthday, they would get to choose whether to be the king, queen, prince or princess of the day. While the boys invariably chose king, the girls, to my dismay, always ended up as princess. This song is an anti-lullaby, meant to remind my daughter -- and all our daughters -- they can be more than damsels in distress and prisoners of the pretty pink princess industrial consumer complex. It uses the terminology and melodic style of a traditional lullaby/folk song/nursery rhyme (hush little baby, don’t say a word, mama’s gonna buy you a mocking bird) and subverts it."
"Don't Hush, Darling"
Music by Karla Kane (karlakane.com)
Dance by Tara Catherine Pandeya (taradances.weebly.com)
Directed by Ray Lin
From Karla Kane's debut solo album, "King's Daughters Home for Incurables" (cornerlaughers.bandcamp.com/album/kings-daughters-home-for-incurables).