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  • Bokanté + Metropole Orkest - All The Way Home (Official Music Video)

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    "All The Way Home"
    Bokanté + Metropole Orkest (Conducted by Jules Buckley)
    What Heat (Real World Records 2018)

    Bokanté's first single "All The Way Home" from their sophomore album "What Heat", available worldwide Sept 28th and Oct 5th in the US and France on Real World Records.

    Listen to "All The Way Home" and pre-order "What Heat" here: http://smarturl.it/RW221

    Director - Michael League
    Co-Director - Rhyan LaMarr
    Editors - Ninef Sargis, Jep Jorba, Michael League
    Colorist - Jep Jorba

    Film Locations:
    Beykoz Shoe Factory in Istanbul, Turkey.
    Alvin Ailey Dance Studios in New York, NY.
    La Casa de Fidi in Els Prats De Rei, Catalunya, Spain.

    Special thanks to Buse Yildirim, Pelin Opcin, and everyone at the Beykoz Shoe Factory.

    Choreographers:
    Hope Boykin (New York)
    Ömer Ongun (Istanbul)

    New York Dancers:
    Hope Boykin (soloist)
    Sarah Daley-Perdomo
    Jamar Roberts
    Martina Viadana
    Shaina McGregor
    Marcus Williams
    Sho Miya

    Istanbul Dancers:
    Ömer Ongun
    Zilan Kaki
    Levent Soy
    Betül Zenginobuz
    Meltem Aravi

    New York Crew:
    Director of Photography - Rhyan LaMarr
    Camera Operators - Zack Yan
    Steadycam Operator - Sean Kujo

    Istanbul Crew:
    Cinematographer - Emrah Karakurum
    Line Producer - Cihan Abdullahoglu
    Production Coordinator - Yagiz Boylu
    Production Assistant - Ali Dundar Belentepe
    Focus Puller - Kerem Arica
    Camera Assistant - Mert Bayazid
    Gaffer - Ozkan Bagcecik
    Bestboy - Orhan Gencal
    Ronin Operator - Furkan Varisli
    DIT - Cemre Cobanli

    Catalunya Crew:
    Director of Photography and Lighting - David Bretones
    Camera Operator - Jep Jorba

    Bokanté:
    Malika Tirolien - vocals
    Roosevelt Collier - pedal/lap steel guitar, vocals
    Chris McQueen - acoustic guitar, vocals
    Bob Lanzetti - acoustic guitar, vocals
    Jamey Haddad - percussion
    Keita Ogawa - percussion
    André Ferrari - percussion
    Weedie Braimah - vocals
    Michael League - acoustic guitar bass, daf, oud, vocals

    This video is set in three different continents- North America, Europe, and Asia- and was filmed in three nations encountering very turbulent political changes. The idea is not to represent the struggles of these countries specifically, but to show the ability of the individual to create change in society. In this case, a deposed dictator sits as a citizen tells him the story of his own fall from power. Through a friend of mine who is a choreographer at the Alvin Ailey dance company in New York and the four dancers from Kardeş Türküler in Istanbul, we tried to convey this message through dance.

    Special thanks to Buse Yildirim, Pelin Opcin, and everyone at the Beykoz Shoe Factory for their generosity, and also to Fidi The Great.

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    English (Translated from Creole)

    All the way home

    You thought it wouldn't be hard
    You thought you were strong enough
    You thought you couldn't lose
    Without lifting a finger

    You thought you could do as you liked
    And force the people to comply
    You thought they would do as you say
    But too many resisted

    So now you're shamed, you lost, you fell
    Now is the time for you to take your leave
    Time’s up, you need to go

    You thought yourself important
    You thought the people would love you
    They don't want to see you here anymore
    They want you to go back from where you came

    All the way home

    If you look deep inside your heart
    You will surely find
    This task wasn't yours to handle
    Your ego made you stay

    Don't lie, you must be sad at night
    With all that has passed
    It is not too late to leave it all
    Just start walking

    All the way home

    You can take a motorbike
    You can take a Vespa
    You can take a boat
    Or a Honda
    You can even use your feet
    If you want the time to meditate
    The only thing we are asking
    Is for you to go home

    So now you're shamed, you lost, you fell
    Now is the time for you to take your leave
    Time’s up, you need to go

    We say this to help you get your life back together
    Leave with us what you can't do
    Don't force it, just find your path
    Get home safe

    Ah
    Please do whatever you need to
    So that we don't see you anymore
    We saw you too much
    Ah
    It is not your misfortune we want
    We just don't want to see you anymore
    We saw you too much

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