Batuka - Madonna
COMPULSORY x Dreamers
|Title of Piece:||Batuka|
|Production Company:||COMPULSORY x Dreamers|
|Short Synopsis:||Madonna celebrates the rebellious spirit and legacy of batuque in the new video for “Batuka,” a track off her most recent album, Madame X.
As a series of title cards explains at the start of the video, batuque is a style of music and dance that was created by women in Cape Verde, a former Portuguese colony off the coast of Africa that played a crucial role in the slave trade. Madonna learned about batuque while living in Portugal, where she recorded some of Madame X, and both the song and video for “Batuka” feature the Orquestra Batukadeiras.
|Producer(s):||Chris Toumazou, Mélodie Saba, Tom Birmingham|
|Production Design:||Paulina Rzeszowska|
|Creative Director:||Imogen Snell|
|Individual Credits:||Make Up - Isamaya French|
|Individual Credits:||Hair - Andy Lecompte|