Reggae has always immortalised the mother figure.
Whether it's mother Earth or simply your dear ol' mum, the genre places the figure central in its mythology.
New Zealand dub-soul crew Fat Freddy's Drop have soaked this up, absorbing it into their own worldview. New album 'Blackbird' is the band's most wide ranging, dextrous yet, but retains huge swathes from their love of all things Jamaican.
'Mother Mother' is driven by a sharp, kinetic, near Afrobeat groove, one that entrances in its intricate, billowing splendour. The video for the track focusses on this rhythmic hinge, using some contemporary dance to blend its percussive tick to sheer physicality.
Director Mark Williams said: "It's amazing to have a veteran crew like Black Grace and the video delivers on so many levels in capturing the kinetic energy of the music".
Watch it now.
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Director - Mark Williams
DOP/Editor - Sam Tozer
Choreographer - Neil Leremia
Dancers - Black Grace ft Sean MacDonald, Abby Crowther, Zoë Visvanathan, Sarah Baron, Brent Dockary, Joash Tuugamusu, Brydie Colquhoun, Otis Herring, Andy Faiaoga & Callum Sefo
Produced by Hazel Gibson at Fish 'n' Clips
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