An Uzbek Pop Video Showcases Breathtaking Parkour and Ancient Architecture

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

The city of Bukhara is a stunning backdrop for the free running skills of Daniel Ilabaca in this music video for Googoosha's "Round Run." The blonde bombshell (Gulnara Karimova) happens to be the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, but she's overshadowed by Illabaca's gravity-defying moves and the surreal, empty cityscape behind him. The video was directed by Avi Cohen with John Colombo and Substance Over Hype. To check out the landmarks in the video, see this slideshow of images from Radio Free Europe. 

Via Radio Free Europe and John Gould

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