Vieux Farka Touré - "All the Same" (feat. Dave Matthews) Video (PopMatters Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

7 June 2011

Afrobeat star Vieux Farka Touré's latest single is "All The Same", in which American jamband favorite Dave Matthews lends vocals to a haunting Touré melody.
Photo: Zeb Goodell 

PopMatters’ David Maine recently said of Afrobeat luminary Vieux Farka Touré‘s latest album, The Secret from Six Degrees Records: “At this point, Vieux Farka Touré is very much his own man as a musician and recording artist, which is an astonishing thing to say about someone whose career has been so short and whose father was so dominant in the field. It is exciting to wonder where his creativity and talent will take him next. Judging from this release, it could be anywhere.”

Not that he needs to because he’s spectacular on his own, but Touré paired with a number of big name US musicians on the new album, including Derek Trucks on “Aigna”, which you can sample from an earlier PopMatters premiere. His latest collaboration is the album’s new single “All The Same”, in which American jamband favorite Dave Matthews lends vocals to a haunting Touré melody. The scripted video of a lone boy lost in his imagination in a rustic forest was directed by Sam
 Bathrick
 and is a Native Resonance production. Full credits appear after the jump.


  
Video credits
A Native Resonance Production (www.NativeResonance.com)
Writer | Director:
 Sam
 Bathrick

Producer:
 Adam
 Barton

Director 
of
 Photography:
 Henry 
Jacobson

Director
 of 
Photography
 2nd 
Unit:
 Alex
 Cullen

Assistant
 Director:
 Emma
 Tammi

Art
 Director:
 Jimmy
 Williams

Choreographer
 & Associate 
Producer: 
Korin
 Mills
Production
 Assistant / Swing: 
Matt
 Schwartzfeld

Executive Producers: Eric Herman, Modiba Productions (modiba.net), Six Degrees Records (sixdegreesrecords.com)

CAST:

Henry Fields - Boy
Jasmyne Hart - Girl
Cameron Castonguay - Jealous boy

Chorus:
Cedar Hart
Nicholas Carnevale
Tyler Carnevale
Ciera Schwanzer
Saville Keyes
Cedar Keyes
Cole Seaman
Grace Kelley
Francesca Bigelow
Katlyn Lockenwitz

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