Look- Us Band launches ‘Dominica Overcome’ music video

A shot from the video
A shot from the video

For fans who were awaiting in great anticipation for the release of the video of the popular song “Dominica Overcome” by “Look-Us Band” of Trafalgar, the wait is no more.

In the presence of a large gathering on Monday, the band released the official video of the song which has been a favourite to many Dominicans here and in the Diaspora. The video was directed by Dr. Alwin Bully.

After the song was released, it became an immediate hit and has been burning up the airwaves.

Attorney, Ronald Charles, who penned the song, said it was written to provide inspiration as the country struggles to cope in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika which devastated the island on August 27.

Charles, who also provides back-up vocals, said at the launching ceremony the storm did not only affect Dominicans on island, but also family and friends in the Diaspora who were concerned about their many love ones.

The song was penned by Ronald Charles
The song was penned by Ronald Charles

“Dominica Overcome, Dominica we Shall Rise Again is a song which brings together a sense of hope, express love and cemented togetherness,” Charles stated. “The words of the song resonated with Dominicans far and wide and also friends of Dominica bringing strength and hope to persons affected by the disaster.”

He pointed out that one may conclude in refection of the storm, “We should regard mother nature with a deep sense of respect as it reminds us that we should always look out for our brothers and sisters.”

He said the proceeds from the sale of the CD and Video will be donated primarily to the child and the elderly adversely affected by Erika.

“We are optimistic that this donation will continue for a period of 12 months as of this day, based on sales and contributions,” he noted.

The video was directed by Dr. Alwin Bully
The video was directed by Dr. Alwin Bully

Meantime, Bully said he was surprised and elated when he received the invitation from Charles to direct the music video. He believes the song is making a significant contribution to the healing of Dominica.

“I was surprised first of all because most of the videos that are made in Dominica are made by people under age 40,” he said. “I was also elated because not only did I think it is one of the best Dominican compositions…but it was and still is making a significant contribution to the healing of our country after the Erika catastrophe.”

The prospect of a music video for the hit song is one Dr. Bully welcomed with great enthusiasm.

According to him in making the video, the main challenge was finding the right footage during the storm and its aftermath and “Creating new imagery and keeping the spirit of the song as defined by the lyrics…”.

“There is need also to ensure that we do not slip down the easy road of the tear-jerker, focusing on people’s misery and pain which I think should be kept private to them, although some of that had to be there, but we determine to look on the brighter side of rebirth and a new beginning, rather than that of loss and sorrow,” he said.

He stated that the music video has reflected the true sentiments of the song, “strength and resilience as a response to a natural disaster.”

Jerd Dorsette is lead vocalist for the song
Jerd Dorsette is lead vocalist for the song

He explained that the video opens with a dreamy surrealistic look at the incredible beauty of Dominica, which is then suddenly confronted by, “a change of atmosphere and feeling and the terror of raging waters…”

Following the release of the song during the first week in September, the band officially launched the CD single outside the Prevo Cinemall in Roseau, on September 15.

The song is also performed by Lead Vocalist of the Look-Us Band, Jerd Dorsette, and was produced by Ali Rolle of Epic Lab Studio in Roseau.

The song is also available online at www.mp3musicfactory.com

The video is available at the office of Ronald Charles at 7 Cross Street, New Age Photo and the office of Q95 in Roseau. A donation of $25 and above is needed for to get the video.

 

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18 Comments

  1. John Though..
    October 29, 2015

    @therealtalk I agree with you a concert would be better than selling the video for $25 would you rather buy it for $25 or go to a $10 or even $5 concert….which one makes more sense?

  2. Muriel
    October 29, 2015

    Some people cannot help themselves, always have to look for the negative, never happy cannot find good in anyone.

  3. Muriel
    October 29, 2015

    How do we overseas get a hold of the video

  4. Hey there
    October 28, 2015

    Where can I get the official video online?

  5. Sunshine
    October 28, 2015

    Labor of love…i love your sense of humor. For those who don’t get it. I get it!

  6. October 28, 2015

    Congrats to all members of the look us band. Keep it up. The sky is the limit.

  7. October 28, 2015

    Labour of love you are a very sick induvidual. Carry on.

    • John Though..
      October 29, 2015

      No you can’t possibly tell me you get all that from Labouroflove comments god has a sense of humor and you should too

  8. anonymous
    October 28, 2015

    what are you talking about (LabourofLove)? No one is sayin that Skerrit hasn’t done good, or anyone hasn’t done good. your sick! you need Jesus your talking about the catholic church, but God and our Holy Mary wouldn’t want you to be acting so disrespectful, you are not labourite! your brainwashed. i am a labourite!

  9. October 28, 2015

    *RED RISING”….the suggested song title!!!!

  10. October 28, 2015

    Labourites are making songs and videos for the public while operatives of the Uneducated Wicked People are making songs for personal benefit under the guise of relief donation. Loyal and dedicated Labourites will NOT listen to this song much less purchase a CD or video. The appropriate song for the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika and the rebuilding of Dominica should speak about the tireless and monumental efforts of our dear and precious Supreme Leader, the Christ-like Prime Minister, Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit, the blessed and ordained Knight of the Most Holy Roman Catholic Church. It should also speak of patriotic Labourites coming together in unity to assist those in need immediately after the devastation of TS Erika. The lyrics should praise the divine Dominica Labour Party in its chorus. This would be a more accurate description and account of Dominica rising again and overcoming this unfortunate disaster. It should also be a bouyon song…keeping it local. “Red…

    • October 28, 2015

      *”Red Rising”…the suggested song title!

      • Frustrated
        October 28, 2015

        Don’t be an idiot!

    • Leah Remy
      October 28, 2015

      8-O You’re being facetious, right?? 8-O 8-O

      Because I just can’t…

    • mastermind
      October 28, 2015

      I am very disappointed in you “Labour of Love”. That is why Dominicans cannot come together. Read the article again and i quote “He said the proceeds from the sale of the CD and Video will be donated primarily to the child and the elderly adversely affected by Erika.”
      Stop the politicking and put your hand to will because Dominica has a humongous tasks ahead to recover from Erika.

      • Muriel
        October 29, 2015

        Ignore comment

    • Mi
      October 28, 2015

      That person must be a workers. stop showing ppl how foolish you guys are.

    • diamond girl
      October 29, 2015

      labouroflove i think you came from a retarded family….bite your tongue then talk…lol lol

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