Watch Kamasi Washington’s Surreal Short Film ‘As Told To G/D Thyself’

Source: As Told To G/D Thyself

A spiritual and psychedelic visualization of his latest album, Heaven and Earth.

Following a Sundance premiere, Kamasi Washington has officially released the short film, As Told to G/D Thyself. 

READ: Jill Scott, Kamasi Washington, FKA Twigs & More to Headline Afropunk Brooklyn 2019

The 22-minute short is directed by the newly formed Umma Chroma collective, comprising Washington, as well as filmmakers, Terence Nance (of Random Acts of Flyness and LeBron James’ upcoming Space Jam reboot,) Jenn Nkiru, Bradford Young, and Marc Thomas.

LISTEN: Terence Nance Makes His Musical Debut As Terence Etc. in the Melancholic “Infinince Or Infinity”

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Washington noted that compositions from Heaven and Earth were reworked for the “fourth part of the album.” In both the CD and vinyl packaging of the 2018 concept album, the orchestral jazz stalwart stashed a hidden third disc called “The Choice” that needed to be physically unearthed from the gatefold or jacket. It featured contributions from Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Chris Dave, and more.

Watch the trailer for Kamasi Washington’s As Told to G/D Thyself below and hit the link to see the film in full via Apple Music.



Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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