New video! Here's the official blurb:
Guante & Katrah-Quey's "Our Relationship is a Slowly Gentrifying Neighborhood" features singer (and constant presence at Twin Cities rallies and marches) Jayanthi Kyle lamenting the deeply personal loss of something that used to mean something. While using the standard structure of a love song, the track attempts to explore the human side of an issue that, for too many, is an abstraction, or "someone else's problem," if it's considered a problem at all.
The song exemplifies the philosophy of "Post-Post-Race," an album attempting to grapple with issues of race, racism and solidarity by pushing beyond platitudes and asking deeper, more challenging questions. Over Katrah-Quey's lush, vibrant production, Guante (along with an impressive roster of guests) reaches for root causes, explores his own complicity in the system, and tries to find pathways to action.
The full album is available here
(a portion of the proceeds benefits Twin Cities youth arts/activism organization TruArtSpeaks).
The video is directed by E.G. Bailey, fresh off appearances at the Tampere Film Festival, Riga International Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival, where his short film, “New Neighbors,” was selected from tens of thousands of entries. Bailey (along with co-producer Sha Cage) was also responsible for Guante's move to Minneapolis back in 2007, so this video represents coming full-circle, and affirming that community comes first. Full credits:
- Director: E.G. Bailey
- Cinematographer: Anton Shavlik
- Producers: E.G.Bailey & Sha Cage
- Editors: E.G. Bailey & Anton Shavlik
- Costume Design: Trevor Bowen
- First Assistant Director: Sha Cage
- First Assistant Camera: Casey Bargsten
- Production Assistant: Autumn Compton
- Colorist: Anton Shavlik
- Storyboard Artist: Cecilia Hsu
- Titles: Eroll Bilibani
- a Freeztyle film