Bonobo Shares New Video for Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa) (WATCH)

By BP Staff ,

Amidst the waves of praise Bonobo has received both for the release of his latest record Migration and the live tour he and his band have recently embarked on comes a video for the new single ‘Bambro Koyo Ganda’, an expansive track featuring vocals from Moroccan by-way-of New York City band Innov Gnawa. Perhaps more than any other tune on the album, ‘Bambro’ sonically embodies what Migration is - a journey through cultural and locational displacement and the strange familiarity that inevitably surfaces out of transient life. The single (a highlight of the live show) effortlessly weaves Moroccan styles into his signature dance music and culminates in a near-mystical experience as Innov Gnawa’s chants echo over a dizzying, house-driven groove that manages to mesmerize and relinquish in one fell swoop. The video, directed by Stylewar, depicts scenes from around the world that unfold in synchronicity with the track, with the pulse of the environment lining up perfectly, and subtly, with the song's beat. It reflects the universality and singularity of the world seen through the eyes of a traveller; no matter the disparate location there is a common rhythm.

As Migration was born out of an itinerant phase in Bonobo’s life-- a time that saw him touring around his last album The North Borders for nearly three years fixed to no address-- it’s only fitting the Migration World Tour is the sort of pinnacle and completion of his journey and one that’s received exuberant praise from all circles. Bonobo and his band will tour through the remainder of the year, with a headlining slot at Wilderness Festival, dates at Fuji Rock and Manchester International Festival and a run of new European headline dates just announced, among others. The live show is an event not to be missed and the record, which peaked at #1 on the iTunes Electronic Album charts in over 50 territories and landed within the Top 5 on the main UK album charts, has proved itself to be a touchstone for both Bonobo’s career and to an audience in search of a place to land.

Quote from the Director Stylewar on the video:

“The music of Bonobo is incredibly rich and colorful. It feels as if it was inspired by the indescribable beauty of the natural world. I wanted the video to have an equally inspired and colourful feeling. The world is full of music and rhythm — look carefully and it’s everywhere you go. It’s at the core of our wonderful planet, and I wanted the video to celebrate that fact.”

“The video is a vast collection of material, including some footage shot specifically for this video as well as existing footage from around the world. Then, through the magic of editing, we endeavored to make every movement in the video correspond to the movement of the music, whether to its rhythm or to the very notes themselves. If you look closely, you should notice that the smallest details have been tweaked to sync the music to the movement. Like the music of Bonobo, it celebrates the rhythmic beauty of our world.”

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