Major Lazer Releases 'Light It Up' Video Featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG

(Radio.com) Major Lazer have released a new video and also announced a world tour starting March 6th in Cuba. The group, consists of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire and the video, Light It Up, directed by Sam Pilling, was filmed in Fuse ODG's native Ghana.

(Fuse ODG won a Ghana Music Awards in 2013 for Antenna (featuring Wyclef Jean) and is the first Ghanaian musician in history, in 2013, to reach the number one spot on the iTunes World Chart)

Pilling says, 'Because Fuse's family is from Ghana, we thought it would bring a really interesting aesthetic to film the video there. Delving deeper into Ghanaian culture, we found that their traditional funeral ceremonies perfectly exemplify this sense of coming together to rise up against sadness. The whole community joins together, first in mourning the death, then in celebrating the life that was lived. We worked closely with a Ghanaian family and village, meeting the elders and receiving their blessing to film a real funeral ceremony."

A tour was also announced starting with a free show, presented by the Musicabana Foundation and the government of Cuba, on March 6. Major Lazer will become one of the first major American artists to play the country since diplomatic ties were restored between the U.S. and Cuba. Watch the video and see the tour dates here.

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