Afrofuturistic – British Jazz Meets South African Film

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“Afrofuturistic British jazz group Sons Of Kemet recently enlisted South African filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba to direct the snazziest dance visuals we’ve seen all year for the track “In The Castle of My Skin” (which takes its name from Barbadian author George Lamming’s 1953 novel about post-colonial identity).” – Alyssa Klein, You Tube Post


Set to Sons Of Kemet’s frenetic jazz tune, the video sees a group of black-tied pantsula dancers from the Indigenous Dance Academy form a symphony conducted by choreographer and IDA co-founder Jarrel Mathebula. As explained in a press release, the video is a study in contrasts that combines the chaotic energy of pantsula with the controlled sophistication of an orchestra.