The Music: Solange Knowles – Losing You

It’s been exactly 3 years since I blogged about the Gentlemen of Bakongo a book by Daniele Tamagni featuring The Sapeurs, “Congo’s fashion elite” and the style inspiration for Solange’s latest video, Losing You…

I do love this video. I confessed in a 2009 post that I’d become quite obsessed by the style of the Sapeurs and projects that captured their unique aesthetic. This video is no exception, giving me a full 4 minutes and 21 seconds to indulge accompanied by a gorgeous debut single from Ms Knowles’ new album.

On a side note I have to add that between her and Azealia Banks I’m totally feeling this black-girls-crazy-freestyle-dance vibe that seems to be cropping up in music videos these days. It’s free, it’s funny and it’s not too cool for school. I’d like more please.

Amongst many other things, I'm a 30-something contemplative Londoner making the daily commute between contentment and ambition.When not blogging, I'm using my talents for good as communications director at Gingerland and co-founder of Love Harlem.

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