Redbull music presents La Maison Noir: The Gift and the Curse

La Maison Noir (The Black House) is Petite Noir‘s new four-part visual album. Shot in the Namibian desert, it tells a story of struggle, birth (kala), life (takula), death (luvemba) and rebirth (musoni). This visual narrative looks at Petite Noir’s identity politics of growing up in Africa, fame and the “noir wave experience”. While the noir wave has become a cultural movement that specifically speaks to the aim of African artists to create high art, it first began as a term used by Petite Noir to describe his sound. Petite Noir’s own manifesto declares that it is “The abandonment of retrofitted Western narratives”. Client: Red Bull Music Agency: Iconic Creative Director: Rharha Nembhard Directors: Rharha Nembhard and Timothy Weyer Director of Photography: Deon Van Zyl Executive Producer: Keane Balt Producer: Kirby Kruger Associate Creative Director: Andrew Kirkby First AD: Alex Fynn Focus Puller: Matthew MacDonald Drone Operator: Nick Burton-Moore Phantom Operator: Karl Schmidt Cine Assist: Dane Staples Scriptwriter: Tarryn Naude Performance Artist & Choreographer: Manthe Ribane Fashion Director & Art Director: Gabrielle Kannemeyer Wardrobe Assist: Yonela Makoba Wardrobe Assist: Clint Sylvester Make-Up: Kulan Ganes Make-Up Assist: Zulerene Rinquest Offline Editors: Andrew Kirkby and Alex Fynn Online Editor: Timothy Weyer Colourist: Kyle Stroebel Sound Design: Timothy Weyer, Yannick Ilunga and Sasha Righini

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