Okayafrica's Top 15 Music Videos of 2015
From clips that highlight the migrant crisis to female empowerment anthems, see our picks for the Top African Music Videos of 2015.
Sons Of Kemet “In The Castle Of My Skin”
The Afrofuturistic British jazz group Sons Of Kemet’s “In The Castle Of My Skin” video was the most popular music story of the year on Okayafrica. And for good reason.
Directed by South African filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, the clip adds an entirely new spin to the pantsula dance video phenomenon, transforming a group of dancers, Jarrel Mathebula’s Indigenous Dance Academy, into a phenomenal black-tie orchestra in Johannesburg’s Tembisa township.
“Pantsula and jazz aren’t things that people were ever meant to see together; they both have rich histories with very different cultural and aesthetic values,” Rasethaba said at the time of the video’s release. “But framing ideas within a different context can give them new life.”