“Wonder” is a new short film / music video, its the third single from the entitled sophomore album “Caminho” (Portuguese for the road / the way) by Gery Mendes (Also known as GMB), a Cape Verdean multi artist based in Rotterdam, who is also a former host of our African hip hop radio shows. Well known for his soulful raw hiphop lyrics and the ability to sing, the twelve track album exhibits his musical growth in his recent years.
As a way of showing appreciation towards Cape Verde, his family & friends the first single Memories is dedicated in their honor. The second single Not Ready gives you a brief look into his world and the constant struggles we encounter as diasporans. Congolese-Dutch filmmaker Bouba Dola directed visuals for both singles, which were shot in his hometown Rotterdam.
To capture a different visual aesthetic for the third single Wonder, Gery and Bouba traveled to Salzburg, Austria. The short film is a melancholic love story which features Jasmine Rituper, a multidisciplinairy dancer/ performing artist. Wonder is the first EP of a series of short movies, not only does it display his growth as a musician but also his background in theatre.