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Freshlyground video - "Castles" video from Freshly Ground

2006-07-12 08:45
"Castles" was shot inside a real, hollowed out aeroplane that used to belong, oddly enough, to Monkey Airlines. You'll see their logo on the linen on the headrests. All the extras in the video are friends and associates of the band, who piled into the hanger early on a Saturday morning, with beating heads and sore eyes, wearing sweaty nylon costumes, to be video stars.

In the narrative video, lead singer Zolani Mahala plays an air hostess with dreams of love, charming her way through the story aided by a cast of Cape Town 1960s flavoured characters.

Jika Jika sold well. Their new album, Nomvula, is selling even better - it's been in the Musica top 40 for weeks on end and had already gone gold by mid-July 2005.

Watch "Castles" to see what's so sexy about Freshlyground.

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Download the "Castles" remix MP3, or just watch it online
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Who made the "Castles" video?
The video was a pro bono project by Monkey Films, and is directed by Aurelia Driver, who's also done work for an impressive list of international music clients that includes Addis Black Widow, 3SL, Steve Balsamo, Jamiroquai ("Corner of the Earth"), The Cardigans and Christina.

- Jean Barker

"Castles" is the video for Freshlyground's hit off their first album, Jika Jika, a hot hybrid of jazz, soul, funk, home grown grooves, rock and anything else that suits the song.

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