Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook’s “Hymn” video is a magic tribute to Malick Sidibé

Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook’s “Hymn” video is a magic tribute to Malick Sidibé


Last month Dev(onté) Hynes  – a.k.a. Blood Orange – and Bryndon Cook – a.k.a. Starchildreleased “Hymn” a single track from their new side project Veil Hymn.

In June, the British-American-Liberian musician and producer Blood Orange had already amazed us with his album Freetow Sound, in which he talks about his family, his personal life, his musical paths and roots.

The duo, together with director Malia James and choreographer Juri Omkuri flew to Kingston and shot an impressive video inspired by Malick Sidibé social and cultural renaissance of his 1960 newly independent Mali.

James said: “I’ve always been a massive fan of Malick Sidibé’s work and I wanted to pay tribute to him since his passing last year. Taking Dev and Bryndon’s ideas and merging my love of Sidibé, I wanted to explore the concept of creating a fictional, vintage time and place similar to the confident and carefree spirits that Sidibé has documented.”

The video is pure magic.

Italian – Il video musicale “Hymn” è lo splendido omaggio di Dev Hynes a Malick Sidibé

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Johanne Affricot

Johanne Affricot

Art, traveling, photography, music and culture. I could just live on this. Curiosity is my daily bread. With a love for food, do not ever try to take the last bite off my plate. I could bite back.