Multimedia performance artist turned rapper and producer, Zebra Katz, shares his new video for recent single “Blk & Wht” today with NOWNESS. Directed by Ada Bligaard Søby (The Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Devendra Barnhart), the video illustrates the struggle of immigrants in search of sanctuary. Cast with refugees currently living in Denmark, the video was filmed in the forest surrounding Copenhagen. Over the course of two nights, these refugees bravely re-lived their experiences, detailing personal accounts in the hands of human traffickers while journeying from Africa, The Middle East, and throughout Europe.
In the spirit of the video’s powerful message, director Ada Bligaard Søby and Zebra Katz (aka Ojay Morgan) encourage viewers to donate to Pass The Crayon, a non-profit organization that fosters self-expression through art workshops for refugee children.
Revered by Rolling Stone for his kinetic live performances, Zebra Katz is in the midst of a solo world tour and will join the Gorillaz #Humanz Tour as lead support beginning July 28th through the end of 2017. The tour will hit cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Miami, and many more. See below for a full date listing.
“This film features the anxiety of immigrants fuelled by fear in search of sanctuary. Based on individual dark reports of confusion, rape, being in the hands of human traffickers, intense hunger and basically living your worst nightmare, I wrote the story for the video.” – Ada Bligaard Søby, Video Director
“Bass-and-kick club hit” – Rolling Stone
“An intoxicating beat that hits the ear like a drug”– FADER
“A standalone piece of art…lyrically abstract” – Pitchfork
“Sublimely sinister…one of the year’s most striking songs” – The New York Times