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Melusine Jan Hellriegel, Music Video – 1999

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'Melusine' sees Jan Hellriegel swaying to a different beat, at a point of major change in her career. In European folklore, a melusine is half woman, and half serpent or fish. In the music video, Jan Hellriegel performs in a man's suit, her birthday suit and a cocktail dress. Her on-screen transformation reflects the singer's real-life realisation that being feminine could be a place of strength. The video was directed by artist Tracey Tawhiao. Hellriegel recorded the song in-between leaving her record label, and becoming a parent. A remixed version won fans on the Auckland dance scene. 

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Tracey Tawhiao

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It was such a unique and unusual song and what made it even more exciting was that I made that recording on my own terms with my own finance.
– Jan Hellriegel on 'Melusine', on her website