Monday, April 2, 2018

Music Video Monday: Lanita Smith

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Today's MVM celebrates our city's outsized musical impact.
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Memphis is only a city of a million people, but when it comes to music, we punch much higher than our weight class. From Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Juicy J., expat Memphians have enriched the music scenes wherever they go. One of our latest exports is Lanita Smith, a Memphis-raised singer who is currently residing in Los Angeles. Smith, who started out singing in Memphis churches, was picked by legendary producer Don Was for the Guitar Center Singer/Songwriter award, and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show.

This video, the second for her song "Love Can Do", was created by Los Angeles choreographer Liezel Marie and director David Yanez with Wise Owl Media Group. It's a buoyant and uplifting pean to diversity that we all need as we start out MLK50 week in the Bluff City. Enjoy!

If you would like to see your music video featured on Music Video Monday, email cmccoy@memphisflyer.com

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