Kelsey Lu | Performing Singles From Her Debut Album in Cottage Atop Mulholland Drive

by Flaunt Magazine

On May 6th, ethereal Instrumentalist and Singer Kelsey Lu invited LA natives and friends to a musical paradise with the support of Red Bull Music. The gathering was a fellowship with Kelsey Lu, who performed a selection  of enchanting hymns from her upcoming debut record. The album was conceptualized by Kelsey as a means to celebrate POC creatives/partners in every facet of its creation. 

Guests of the evening were welcomed into a charming cottage atop Mulholland Drive. The home, befitting the theme of the record, was built by the first certified African-American architect west of the Mississippi, Paul Williams. Upon entering the magnificently crafted home, the audience was literally ushered into a grass-floored chapel equipped with pews and a stage for the preacher and choir. This time, the message was been brought forth by Kelsey Lu. 

The modelesque singer weaved and bopped in a color blocking 50's mod look styled by frequent collaborators  Mindy Le Brock and Lady SoulFly. Also in tune with the record, all garments for Kelsey Lu and her accompanying orchestra were sourced exclusively from African designers. 

Scroll down below to see more photos from this magnificent event.

Words by Bukunmi Grace 

Photos by Jacqueline Verdugo