Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley returns on Earth Day with visuals to “Life Is A Circle” directed by B+ off of the “Ghetto Youth International – Set Up Shop, Vol. 4” compilation.
In the segregated South, Black people weren’t allowed access to most beaches. Civil rights activists mounted protest after protest until 1945 when Virginia Key Beach Park was opened as Miami’s first ‘Colored Only’ facility, unfortunately, the beach fell into decay and the City closed it again in 1982. City officials wanted to sell it but they were stopped by organized citizens who protested the commercial plans and called for revitalization. The beach was restored and reopened to the public as an “ecological treasure” in 2008.
“A great reggae song can be a laid-back groove, spiritual meditation, conscious message, social commentaries, or a celebration,” the label said in a release.
Life Is A Circle – Music Video
This song captures our loss. We’ve lost a whole heap of things, people, history. And maybe this song won’t make sense now, but in 10 years when we think of this period it will make sense.” ~ Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
DP: Eric Coleman
Second Camera: Jason Taylor
Drone: We Fly Aerial
Locations and Consultant: Kechi Okpala
Location Coordination: Enable Media
Sound Recordist: Sean Minor
Editors: Eric Coleman and Ross Constable
Color by Laith Majali
Sound Mix: Simon Guzman
Text by Denise Chaila and B+
Animated Photos: Tom Cheel
Location Stills: Ricky
Archive Courtesy of Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami