Okmalumkoolkat ‘Allblackblackkat’ Music Video


Following on from the recent release of the music video for iJusi directed by Gregor Lehrl, we’re going even deeper into the mind of Okmalumkoolkat‘s Smiso Zwane with a music video for the track Allblackblackkat – this time directed by the Johannesburg-based photographer and filmmaker Chris Saunders.


Playing with memory, reality and generational shifts, the music video is loosely based on a Zulu cleansing ritual (which Okmalumkoolkat experienced growing up) performed on a male family member before funerals. Through the visual direction of Saunders, this traditional ceremony is contrasted with other South African modern sub-cultural influences which have manifested Okmalumkoolkat’s own sound and dance.




Directed by: Chris Saunders
Cinematography by: Adriaan Louw (We-Are-Awesome-Film)
Produced by: Chris Saunders and Daniela Goeller
Edited by: Ross Maxwell
Wardrobe and Art Direction by: Francois Ferreira (Red Hot Ops)
Make-Up by: Liezl Callaghan
Art & Wardrobe Assistant: Yasmin Williams
Make-Up Assistant: Rita Conradie
Pantsula Dancers: Thabang Motaung and Nkosana Mlouzi from Real Actions
Swenka: Vusi Kunene
Witch Doctors: Ngunda Phiri and Nhlakanipho Nhlapho


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