UK: Trojan Records Release New ‘Young, Gifted And Black’ video for Black History Month Celebrations
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BMG label Trojan Records has released a new music video for the iconic hit ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ by Marcia Griffiths and the late Bob Andy. This video closes the celebrations of the UK Black History Month and was launched as part of a wider campaign designed to highlight the cultural importance of the song’s chart success 50 years ago, as well as to celebrate the array of young, Black individuals making waves today in 2020.
Created as part of a social campaign, as well as content submissions on the special Young, Gifted and Black website, the video invited the general public to submit photos and video clips showcasing stories and examples of black excellence. The entries now make up a bright and uplifting music video, whose message has more cultural significance than ever before. The video also exists in light of Bob Andy’s recent passing to keep his music and spirit alive.
Marcia and Bob’s performance of ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ paired with the song's powerful theme resulted in the track becoming one of the first reggae tracks to make it to the top five of the Official UK Chart in 1970 over 50 years ago.
October 29, 2020 6:42am ET by Pressparty