Beyond The Scenes: Jah9 - Jungle (Official Video)
Following the release of the video for the 'anthemic' New Name single in late 2012,
Jah9 returns with Jungle – another glimpse of the singer's forward thinking, neo-roots aesthetic.
The video itself is loosely based on heroism and centers around a prodigious child
who learns form early to honour ancestry and community. It features luminaries
within the Rastafari movement, some of them noted legends in the roots reggae genre
such as Bob Andy and Kiddus I.
This video is directed by El & Sameel Kush-I of ‘DestinationRoots.com’ and also
sees El Puru of 'HIMages' and Gareth Daley on DP duties. Building on the video's title,
most scenes were done in the Jones Town community
of West Kingston, also former home to Rory 'Stone Love' Gilligan.
The Jungle single is of course produced by Gilligan and sees the flute from Jah9’s musical
mentor, Sheldon Bernard as the lead instrument and since its release some
months ago, the track has been touted by many as one ofthe more memorable
tracks on Jah9's New Name album.