video premiere: world r&b group alsarah & the nubatones get mythical in new visual for 3roos elneel

December 14, 2016

Magical realism is the incorporation of magic into an otherwise realistic fictional story. When you watch the visual for “3roos Elneel” by Alsarah and the Nubatones, dive deep into an underwater world of mystery and fantasy. This song and video represent a mythical departure from usual videos, incorporating inspiration from the Nubian mermaid origin story which the sacrifice of the most beautiful maiden would appease the gods. Though not as tragic, this video depicts the beauty of the artists and the natural world in perfect harmony. On the video, they say “3roos Elneel is a whimsical and fantastical homage to the Nubian Nile brides with a dose of retro pop psychedelic charm. We wanted to create a fun world that was unique and where the viewer can escape for a few moments.” Dive deep into their world if just for a moment and let the bounds of reality fall away. Stream the video for “3roos Elneel” below!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Photo by Carlos Ramirez

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