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Petite Noir - Best (Official Video)

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Published on Aug 4, 2015

‘Best’ is featured on the debut album from Petite Noir. 'La Vie Est Belle/ Life Is Beautiful' is out now:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NoirLaVieDL
Dom Mart: http://smarturl.it/NoirLAVieDM
Listen on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/PetiteNoirSpotify

For more info go to: http://petitenoirmusic.com/

‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’ represents the first full expression of what Yannick Ilunga calls ‘Noirwave’, which is more of a concept than a specific sound. Inspired by innovators like Mos Def and legends Fela Kuti and Tabu Ley, Noirwave encompasses a ‘new African aesthetic’.

The video explores the modern day ‘Noirwave’ Africa. It examines the perception of Africa as a ‘dark continent’, largely unknown, exotic and distant. It shows the forward-thinking, progressive Africa and illustrates what Ilunga calls the ‘Noirwave’ movement. It looks at how only through visiting the continent can anyone gain a sense of one of its most fascinating features, that of its split identity; how incredibly and indescribably beautiful it is on the one hand, yet on the other hand, how raw and unforgiving it can be.

Director: Travys Owen https://vimeo.com/travysowen
DOP: Michael Cleary https://vimeo.com/michaelcleary
Digital Art Direction, Animation, Compositing, Colouring : Dylan Wrankmore https://vimeo.com/user1362659
Edited by: Lucian Barnard
Art Direction: Rochelle Nembhard
Wardrobe and Styling: Gabrielle Kannemeyer
Hair and Makeup Amber Recha Caplan and Amori Birch
Focus Puller: Tim Christokat
DIT: Marina Korskowa
Spark: Faud Casker
Photographic Assistant: Jesse Fine
Produced By Travys Owen in association with Domino Recording Co

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

    • Best
  • Artist

  • Album

    • La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful
  • Licensed by

    • [Merlin] Domino Recording Co (on behalf of Double Six Records); AMRA, UMPI, Bicycle Music Co. (Publishing), BMG Rights Management, Peermusic, UBEM, and 3 Music Rights Societies

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