When I was seven, my lifelong dream was to be a Fly Girl on the television show In Living Color (think J. Lo circa 1991). If that didn’t work out, I wanted to be a backup dancer for concerts and music videos. Well, part of that dream has finally come true and even though I’m not dancing, being featured in my friend Rouki’s music video for “Boa Vista” is even better.
You may remember that I interviewed Rouki, a rapper and student, in a previous blog entry where we discussed what this song and his experience at Boa Vista meant to him. (If not, you can find the interview here.) This video, which recounts a typical day during an internship where he worked with extraordinary children, is a touching homage to the kids and the people he worked with— many of whom are prominently featured in the video. The chorus translates to “Boa Vista, I am leaving you but I will not forget you.” As Rouki said in the interview, “it is a song about love and a song about humanity” so please check out this premiere of his video (his first video!) and let us know what you think. Enjoy 🙂