October 15, 2004

Candy Dulfer Appears In Controversial Prince Video

Saxophonist Candy Dulfer plays tambourine in the controversial new video by Prince.

PrinceDulfer.jpgAlthough she is only seen a couple of times, saxophonist Candy Dulfer is featured in a controversial new video by Prince that will get nationwide exposure the week of Oct. 18 on MTV.

Dulfer sings background vocals and plays tambourine in the video called “Cinnamon Girl,” a song from Prince’s Musicology album. The video, which can now be seen on the Internet, focuses on a teen-ager Arab girl who experiences prejudice following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The girl, played by New Zealand actress Keisha Castle-Hughes from the movie Whale Rider, imagines herself blowing up a crowed airport terminal in a suicide attack. At the end of the video, however, with a tears tumbling down her cheeks, it’s clear that she had only imagined the horror.

Dulfer also appeared in another Prince video, “Call My Name,” which was in regular rotation on VH1 and BET earlier this year. Candy also sang and played the saxophone and other instruments throughout the Musicology album, and performed with Prince on his recent tour of the United States.

Posted by Brian Soergel at October 15, 2004 6:26 AM