Video comprised of submissions sent by the public, commemorates 50th anniversary of the hit track by Marcia Griffiths and Bob Andy
Trojan Records released the new music video for the iconic hit Young, Gifted and Black by Marcia Griffiths and the late Bob Andy. Although Trojan Records believe every month is Black History month, this video has been released to close this year’s Black History Month celebrations and was launched as part of a wider campaign designed to celebrate the cultural importance of the songs chart success 50 years ago, as well as celebrating the array of young, black individuals making waves worldwide today in 2020.
Created as part of a social campaign as well as content submissions being housed on a specially designed website, the creative concept 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 which has been being made to reimagine the message of the song for the modern day audience, breathing fresh air into its powerful lyrics.
With the video being centred around the 50th Anniversary of Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths legendary track Young, Gifted and Black charting top five in 1970, it also exists in light of Bob Andy’s recent passing to keep his music and spirit alive.
Originally recorded and released by Nina Simone in 1969, the song was a huge US hit and an anthem of the American Civil Rights Movement, while its positive message struck a chord with communities around the globe.