• Brother Ali - Never Learn 02 May 2017 | View comments

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    From Brother Ali's full length album, "All The Beauty In This Whole Life" out May 5th on Rhymesayers Entertainment: http://rse.lnk.to/AllTheBeauty

    "This is another presentation made possible by community. We shot it in New Mexico at Dar Al Islam, a beautiful worship and healing center built mostly by American Muslims in the Adobe style prevalent in the Southwest. Spiritual and wisdom tradition holds that buildings should be designed in harmony with the natural beauty of the location, as well as the culture of the people in that area. Many of my elders built this place, and many of my friends grew up there.

    One thing interesting about this location is that after the death of Tupac Shakur, the Dar Al Islam community opened its doors to film his “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto" video there.

    The dancers are Al Taw’am from Minneapolis. You may recognize them from the "Mourning In America” video, as well as their own international videos and news pieces. The twins are dear family friends and leaders in our cultural and spiritual community. Their movement speaks of their family legacy of dignified regality. I believe them to be royalty. They choreographed this incredible piece and brought the entire song and video to life.

    The video was directed by Kron, whom we've worked with in the past. He and his crew did an incredible job and I'm deeply grateful.

    Of course, Ant made the track with G Koop playing the instruments and deM atlaS added some additional operatic vocals at the end of the song. Special thanks to: Siddiq, Sidi Hakeem Archuletta, La'kisha Raeesah Holloman, Amir Sulaiman, and anyone else I'm forgetting.
    Please enjoy."

    – Brother Ali

    Music produced by Ant

    Video produced by MEOW WOLF (https://meowwolf.com)
    Director: Kron
    Producers: Ryan Thompson & Tristan Love
    AD: Amy West

    Dancers/Choreographers: Al Taw’am

    DP: James Longmire
    1st AC: Grant MacAllister
    2nd AC: Royce Leii
    B-Cam/Drone: Brian Solomon
    Gaffer: Drew Stahelin
    Key Grip: Josean Partida
    Swing: Shantanu Saraga
    ART Director: Chelsey Danielsen
    SPFX: Scott Hastings
    Set PA: Noah Trainor
    UPM: Alexandra Renzo
    BTS: Lindsey Kennedy

    Edited by: James Love Kron
    Colorist: Anton Esteban

    Horse wrangler: Casidy Sanchez
    Horse 1: YoYo
    Horse 2: Joe

    Special Thanks:
    Leo Fields
    Dar Islam Mosque
    Albuquerque Fire Dept.
    Brian Barnes
    Rick Bressan
    Tim Calahan
    David Cudney
    David Busse
    Beautiful Sky Productions
    12 FPS
    CineMechanics
    Amazing Animal Productions
    Sid Yost
    Bill Stengel
    Seth Fuller
    Bode’s

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