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Five months pregnant, artist Innu Soleil Launière shoots a music video in the middle of the Sahara desert

Five months pregnant, artist Innu Soleil Launière shoots a music video in the middle of the Sahara desert

Sully Luniere isn’t one to stay on the sidelines when she’s pregnant. On the contrary, the artist Eno headed to Morocco to record a song and shoot the music video.

“You should have seen me trying to climb the dunes in the desert with my five-month-old belly, it was so funny,” says Sully Lunier, laughing.

The multidisciplinary artist stayed on Moroccan soil for a week, during which time she recorded a song and shot a video clip for it. A shoot that marked a young mother.

“It was so surreal,” she says. “I had to take a few minutes to stop and say to myself, ‘You’re doing a music video, in the middle of the Sahara Desert, with a five-month-old. kick In your tummy.” It was very moving,” she recalls, and she still finds it hard to believe. It was the cancellation of a project, in the midst of a pandemic, that gave the singer the opportunity to head to Morocco.

“Before the pandemic, artists from there would have come to collaborate in Quebec,” she explains. Finally, since we still have the budget [pour une collaboration internationale] And since my boss was already in Morocco, we forwarded the project.”

Once there, Soule had an appointment with Berber artists, who are the indigenous people of North Africa. Among these artists, it is the Moroccan singer Noukad who joins the singer Eno. This collaboration will appear on Soleil Launière’s upcoming album, expected in October.

calculated risk

“I did all the checks before leaving,” says the new mother of a healthy baby. Simon [Walls]My boss, he was really there and did what was necessary to reduce the risk.”

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All in all, a very productive week for the singer from Mashteuiatsh, in Lac-Saint-Jean, even if she admits to slowing down the forces.

“Oh, how slow I was to walk!” She remembers. “I dragged my stomach and my bag was full Snacks to a pregnant woman.”

Different settings, same battles

As Sully Lunier says, “We’re in the tundra and they’re in the desert.”

Speaking with her collaborators, the singer soon realized that her reality wasn’t far from theirs.

She points out that “the Berbers are also fighting to preserve their language.” Like us [les Innus]They’ve been settled with colonialism, and they have to survive in a world less and less made for them,” she adds.