Ave cesaria

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    September 2014

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"Ave Cesaria" is the 5th official single on the "Racine Carrée" album. This song is a musical declaration of love to the "Diva aux pieds nus" (the barefoot girl), Cesaria Evora, a classic figure in Cape Verdean music.

The clip is filmed in one sequence shot using an old VHS camcorder. During the party, it is passed from hand to hand, just like in old home movies.

In this clip, the intergenerational transfer highlights the chaos and the harmony of a family party in honor of a great lady, Cesaria Evora. We decided that it should be like a eulogy-full of joy and music.

The clip was filmed in the Vooruit (Gent, Belgium) on 10 June 2014 and the soundtrack was played and recorded live in order to guarantee authenticity.

"It was my first time at a clip filmed on a simple family camcorder like we used to have in the 1990s. The camcorder and the whole atmosphere really made me think back to our old family parties."


  • Henry Scholfield Director
  • Brecht Goyvaerts Director of Photography
  • Luc Van Haver Art Director
  • Marion Motin Choreographer
  • Florian Rossi Musicians
  • Scherazade Musicians
  • Manoli Avgoustinatos Musicians
  • Simon Le Saint Musicians
  • Yoshio Masuda Musicians
  • José Mauricio Musicians
  • Ruben Goots Executive Producer
  • Eva van Riet Producer
  • Rien Behaeghe Line Producer
  • Charlotte Galle Production Trainee
  • Celien Coppe Production Trainee
  • Helena Aernoudts Production Trainee
  • Thuline de Brauwer First Assistant Director
  • Anke Timmermans Second Assistant Director
  • Fien Carlier Second Assistant Director
  • Ward Geerts Video operator
  • Tim Janssens Gaffer
  • Felix Ryckebusch Electrician
  • An De Jonghe Art Director
  • Sofie Noyen Art Director
  • Alize Spillebeen Art Director Assistant
  • Benedict Van Acker Art Director Assistant
  • David Scheepmans Art Director Assistant
  • Coralie Barbier Stylist
  • Vanessa Evrard Stylist
  • Inge Theylaert Stylist Assistant
  • Amber Desa Stylist Assistant
  • Katarina Goyvaerts Make-up Artist
  • Sarina Mannaert Make-up Assistant
  • Alicia Dubois Hairstylist
  • Hilda Tijnhof Hairstylist
  • DagCasting Casting
  • Caviar Casting
  • Caviar Post Image Post Production
  • Option media VHS Digitalisation
  • Mosaert Sound Post Production
  • Gregory Caron Sound Post Production
  • Lionel Capouillez Sound Post Production
  • Johan Millet Sound Post Production


Nilton Martins, Anpofo Annabet, Lisa Asomaning, Lidia Aviles, Pamela Ceran, Jean-Louis Froment, Jean-Jacques Gibon, Ritchi Mudende, Spessiosa Nduwimana, Perdomo Yomaira, Carmen Rocha, Esinam Tay, Pierre Schepens, Naomi Sakwe, Kyle Sakwe, Julie Sange Kapella, Marc Galo, Tony Castanier, Jose Castanier, Benjamin Miles, Fr4nk Art, Benjamin Ockere, Rick Husson, Giovanni Mangione, Jean Denise Yanzanbe, Joseph Bruynseels,Salome Bouazza, Arianet Blanco Apodaca, Viv Binnemans, Ntanga Maudi, Diana Van Loon, Sena Tay , Paula Yowa, Jose Yowa, Mbwebwe Yowa, Cataleya Yowa, Bilimbu Yowa, Dominique Verbesselt, Mara Vanhoudt, Mejri Seyas, Amadou Saidou, Rik Bastiaensen, David Rabau, Noah Mavuela, Matgis Mavuela, Gloria Mastrogiovanni, Jacky Yowa, Naomi Ntanga, Yohan Kialanda, Chanel Kianlanda, Diamant Kamuany, Nabil Ikhlef, Chantal Hennequin, Arbi El Ayachi, Kabangu Yowa.

Special thanks to

Kunstencentrum vooruit, Lies Vanborm, Cindy Vandermerken, Bart D’Haenens, De Studio, Teun Cleymans, Jasper Steurs, Hakuna Casting, Yves Verstraete, Kurt Rigolle, Pieter Deknudt, Celien Coppe, Helena Aernoudts, Charlotte Gaelle.