The video is produced by Jazz Arts & Communications and beautifully directed by Savvas Hadjigeorgiou.
The house that time forgot – Nicosia, Cyprus' rich history showcased.
Black Orpheus" is one of the songs from the duet’s new, self-produced CD Jazz Way, available here.
The clip was filmed in the house that time forgot - Nicosia’s ‘Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Museum," the former home of the Dragoman, who was the official interpreter for the Ottoman Sultan in 1779.
The song is based on the myth of the God of Music, Orpheus, who goes to the depths of Hades to bring his wife Eurydice back to life. The myth is about a tragic yearning for lost love, and the Jazz duet’s performance perfectly captures this feeling in the classic tradition of a torch song, combined with improvised melodies.
In the video clip, Director Savvas Hadjigeorgiou plays with contrasting realities that cross over from the past to the future, from life to death, from earth to space, from light to dark. Beautifully shot, each frame is a work of art, as ‘Eurydice’ (Sarah) wanders through the Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios Museum, revisiting her past life, searching and waiting for her lost love.
About Sarah Fenwick
Sarah Fenwick is a gifted and renowned Jazz singer with a rare three-and-a-half octave range, who performs with intense feeling. She has recorded three CD’s, including the latest ‘Jazz Way’ with Marinos Neophytou. She is President of the Cyprus Jazz and Blues Association. See photos and more biographical information on her website.
Since 1991, the popular Jazz singer has performed hundreds of concerts in Cyprus, Israel, Kuwait, Italy and other countries. She is respected as one of Cyprus’ most improvisational and dedicated Jazz artists.
More on Marinos Neophytou
Marinos Neophytou studied at Berklee College of Music and is a multi-talented musician and songwriter who plays the guitar, saxophone and bass. He has worked for many years as a dedicated music teacher and has performed extensively in mainstream and Latin Jazz.
More on Savvas Hadjigeorgiou
“The secrets of good directing are something so simple and important to me, getting it right starts with a true understanding of these principles.” Savvas Hadjigeorgiou
Savvas Hadjigeorgiou studied Film and Television at Hofstra University in the United States, and has a successful career in directing for television and film. He has directed television series, documentaries, news programmes and works as Head of Productions at Sigma TV in Cyprus.
Savvas Hadjigeorgiou co-founded Jazz Arts and Communications with his wife Sarah Fenwick, and directs the company’s music video productions.