Shining Soul’s newest video for their song “ALL DAY” was filmed along the international Mexico/United States border and at a United States Border Patrol checkpoint in the Tohono O’odham Nation by Klee Benally of Indigenous Action Media. Community members from the Mexico/United States borderlands appear in the video from Shining Soul’s third album POLITICS ASIDE, unapologetically contesting Berlin Wall-era foreign policies from the current U.S. President.
With “ALL DAY”, Shining Soul does not hold back their message or music production to confront oppressive policies. Shining Soul emcee Bronze Candidate samples an “old school rola” from his early childhood musical influences and gives the original tune a new life with a thumping 808 punch. Emcee Liaizon’s lyrics “Gotta make ’em bounce with the war cry we announce/Or with the O’odham I pronounce” is a statement of cultural pride and hip hop swagger.
Shining Soul recognizes that border militarization is bigger than one group or one community and bigger than Hip Hop. So for the “ALL DAY” video, they received help from supporters in Phoenix, Tucson, Tohono O’odham Nation, and Nogales to highlight people from the beautiful and enduring resistance to border militarization.
Preview and purchase song and album POLITICS ASIDE at : https://shiningsoulmusic.bandcamp.com/