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Video: jj, “My Name”

October 11, 2012



The Swedish director Mattias Erik Johansson, whose work with Faye and Azure Blue we've featured before, made a video for jj's "My Name," a short sliver of a track off the duo's free High Summer EP. The song features a reading of a letter to the editor of Time magazine written by the singer Miriam Makeba, explaining her full, 30-word African name—a tribute to her ancestors. jj describe the video this way:


I dont even know your name or where you came from.
You dont even know my name but where I'm from
We pray everyday for you know what and who.
We do what we do to stay true.

Video: jj, “My Name”