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The Clean Cut: Alex Boye releases 'Danny Boy' music video for 'Saints and Soldiers' film

Recommended by Sarah Petersen, Deseret News

Published: Sat, Aug. 2 9:32 p.m. MDT

Alex Boye' - Danny Boy (From motion picture - The Void)

 Singer and actor Alex Boye released a new music video Friday morning promoting the film \
 Singer and actor Alex Boye released a new music video Friday morning promoting the film \
 Singer and actor Alex Boye released a new music video Friday morning promoting the film \

Singer and actor Alex Boye released a new music video Friday morning promoting the film "Saints and Soldiers: The Void."

Boye, who plays the role of Perry in the film, performs an Africanized version of the Irish tune "Danny Boy" in his latest music video. Boye explained in the video description that the song "Danny Boy" is sung in the film, and a director suggested Boye create his own version as a music video.

"Those who know me well will know I jump at a chance to put an African twist on any song!" Boye wrote in the video description.

"I did feel at first that doing this version would be a little out of place as the movie is set in WWII, but because I play an African-American soldier in the movie, I felt it would (be) a nice nod to his African roots, and those of the other black soldiers in the movie."

"Saints and Soldiers: The Void," the third film in the Saints and Soldiers series, will be released in theaters on Friday, Aug. 15.

The Clean Cut is a daily feature that highlights family-friendly videos.

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SAINTS AND SOLDIERS: THE VOID official Theatrical Trailer

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1. Shane333
Cedar Hills, UT,
Aug. 1, 2014

I really like some of Alex Boye's work, but this just doesn't work for me.

2. PTM
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Aug. 1, 2014

Another non traditional version of Danny Boy is one by the great jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. It is part of a solo concert in Tokyo. I can't leave the web address but Google Keith Jarrett and Danny Boy and you will get there.

3. BYUalum
South Jordan, UT,
Aug. 3, 2014

I associate "Danny Boy" with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's solemn rendition they sang for President Gordon B. Hinckley. It was one of his favorite songs. I like Alex Boye, but this version did not work for me as well.

4. Linda M
Huntersville, NC,
Aug. 4, 2014

Beautiful…

5. annewandering
oakley, idaho,
Aug. 4, 2014

I like this version. So many wars. It was especially touching when the body bags were being lined up.