Hurray for the Riff Raff has unveiled the music video for “Living in the City.”

 

The song is from the recently released full-length ‘The Navigator’ (ATO Records) which received career-best reviews and landed Alynda Segarra performances on The Daily Show, CONAN, a NY Times feature, NPR’s Morning Edition and more.  The album has appeared on several “Best Of 2017 So Far” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo and Stereogum.  ‘The Navigator’ has also been nominated for “Album of the Year” at the 2017 Americana Music Awards, and Hurray for the Riff Raff will perform at the awards ceremony in Nashville on September 13.

The vibrant video was filmed in New York City and brings to life the story of ‘The Navigator,’ which Alynda Segarra crafted around a character named Navita, a wandering soul and street kid at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight.  In the video, Navita (played by Segarra), is joined by her crew The Mariposas, a tight unit that weave through the streets and dance on a rooftop as the sun sets behind them.

 

I wanted Giselle Bailey to direct ‘Living in the City’ because I am a fan of her work and I knew she understood that I wanted to represent the New York City I grew up with. Women taking over public space and making room for ourselves in a society where we are so often threatened into hiding. I learned at a young age that survival in the city for me meant having a crew. Together we could move through the concrete maze and create some sense of freedom.” – Alynda Segarra

UPCOMING HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF TOUR DATES:
Sept 8 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC *
Sept 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
Sept 10 – The National – Richmond, VA *
Sept 11 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD *
Sept 13 – Americana Awards Show @ Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Sept 15 – Swyer Theatre @ The Egg – Albany, NY *
Sept 16 – Grand Point North – Burlington, VT
Sept 17 – POP Montreal – Montreal, Canada
Sept 28-30 – Trans-Pecos Festival – Marfa, TX
Oct 10 – Lampedusa: Concert for Refugees @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 17 – Koko – London, United Kingdom #
Oct 18 – Arts Club – Liverpool, United Kingdom #
Oct 19 – Whelans – Dublin, Ireland #
Oct 21 – Saint Luke’s – Glasgow, United Kingdom #
Oct 22 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 23 – Trinity Centre – Bristol, United Kingdom #
Oct 25 – Wedgewood Rooms – Southsea, United Kingdom #
Oct 26 – Point Ephémère – Paris, France #
Oct 27 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, Netherlands #
Oct 28 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands #
Oct 30 – PostenOdense C, Denmark #
Oct 31 – Lille Vega – København V, Denmark #
Nov 02 – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany #
Nov 03 – Rolling Stone Weekender – Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany
Nov 04 – Take Root Festival – Hoorn, Netherlands
Mar 02, 2018 – My Morning Jacket’s  One Big Holiday – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Written by Marlena Fitzpatrick

@Marlenafitz

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