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Dir: Göran Hugo Olsson, Lamin Daniel Jadama and Lars Lovén
Sweden/Germany 2016, 87 mins
Cert: PG

From the directors of the Black Power Mixtape, Fonko is a pulsating journey across the far-flung corners of Africa, a guide to social and political tumults as seen through the lens of underground music and dance cultures. Capturing the urgency of the times, the rhythms and sounds from the clubs to the streets, the film explores musical revolutions in the genres of Kuduro, Coupé-Décalé, Ndombolo, Azonto, Afro-beat, Hiplife and South African house, as young musicians fight to reclaim their roots. Narrated by hip hop-jazz giant Neneh Cherry, in her own words: “African related music has for decades influenced what we now call modern music, without any credit given. It just so happens that today’s young generation of musicians are ready to take on the world, and claim that credit.”


Date :
April 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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African music docs
This event was part of Flatpack 11


Birmingham Midland Institute – John Lee Theatre
10 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS + Google Map
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Tickets will be available from the venue on the day - box office opens 30 minutes before the advertised event start time.

This event is free with a Flatpass