New Video: Petite Noir – Best

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The half-Congolese, half Angolan Cape Town residing Yannick Ilunga is releasing his debut album ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’ as Petite Noir via Domino Records on Sept 11, 2015. This morning he released a stunning video for the first single ‘Best’. Directed by Travys Owen with art direction by Rochelle Nembhard, it 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.

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