Directed by Chris Muir.
Yes, yes, I’m well aware that Wayna isn’t Canadian, but the video’s director, producer (Addis Embiyalow and Kate Fraser), editor (La Pointe), and I’m pretty sure many of its cast and crew ( Nabil Shash, whatup Z!) are from Toronto, and it looks like it’s shot in Regent Park (??)…. aaand it helps that it’s a dope record!
Shot in Toronto by acclaimed director Chris Muir, the video for “I Don’t Wanna Wait” tells the story of an all-girl baseball team, who faces the challenge of a rival squad and creates a lasting, triumphant memory. The team, also called “the Expats” hail from various parts of the world — girls, bravely playing an iconic American sport and lending theirs to the conventional image of being American.
“I Don’t Wanna Wait” is the new single from Grammy-nominated, Ethiopian singer/songwriter, Wayna. A sonic blend of Bob Marley, Motown, and golden-era Hip Hop, the song is about embracing life and not living on the sidelines. Produced by German beat maker, FARHOT (also known for his work with Nneka), “I Don’t Wanna Wait” is featured on Wayna’s highly-anticipated EP, “the Expats,” named after the diverse group of international musicians and producers who worked on the project. “the Expats” will be released this Fall 2013.
Listen to the single “I Dont Wanna Wait” here: http://bit.ly/16ZwRXn
“I DONT WANNA WAIT”
Director: Chris Muir
Director of Photography: Andy Ferreira
Producers: Addis Embiyalow & Kate Fraser
Editor: Bryan “Veteran” LaPointe
Makeup: Lucy Leland
Crew: Abel Zeweldi, Daniel Balay, Dwayne Holness, Nabil Shash, Zahra Siddiqui
Doc Team: Ebti Nabag, Elene Mekete, Idil Jeilani
Styling: Chinedu Ukabam
Makeup: Kim “Five5tarr” Chypchar
BASEBALL TEAMS -
The Expats: Angaer, Awo Aden, Cheyenne Scott, Heran Genene, Lulit Amde
Etobicoke Girls Softball: Aliyah Murray, Bryn Griffin, Dorothy Biedrzycka, Sarah Keefe, Megan Diercks, and Maggie Parcels. Special Thanks to Coach Stephen Poirier.