Major Lazer – Light It Up (Remix) ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG [Video]

Posted on March 18, 2016 by

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There are discussions to be had about cultural appropriation, sure, but overall I think it is super dope the way Diplo/Major Lazer feature other countries and other cultures in their music and subsequent videos.  They really seem to incorporate the artists on the ground and not just show up in a cool location to shoot. I don;t know all of the behind the scenes stuff but I was happy to see Ghana get featured in the new video. Fuse ODG is Ghanaian although he now lives mostly in the UK:

Fuse ODG’s family is from Ghana, and he was over there recording, we thought it would bring a really interesting aesthetic to film the video there. Delving deeper into Ghanaian culture, we found that their traditional funeral ceremonies perfectly exemplify this sense of coming together to rise up against sadness. The whole community joins together, first in mourning the death, then in celebrating the life that was lived.

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