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2019, Fri, Jul 12

Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba (European premiere) | Carnaval da Vitória

D: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, CU 2019, 49 min., Spanish OV with English subtitles | D: António Ole, AO 1978, 39 min., Portuguese OV with English subtitles

Film still, Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba | courtesy of Fist Up Tv

Film still, Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba | courtesy of Fist Up Tv

How kuduro and afropop resulted in a new music genre in Cuba | Carnival in Angola following independence. The director will be present

Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba
D: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, CU 2019, 49 min., Spanish OV with English subtitles

Modern Afrobeats with Spanish lyrics? In the 2000s, students from various African countries brought kuduro and afropop to Cuba. Bakosó was the consequence. The DJ and label operator Jigüe gets to the bottom of the trend. European premiere!

Film still, Carnaval da Vitoria | © Antonio Ole

Film still, Carnaval da Vitoria | © Antonio Ole

Carnaval da Vitória
D: António Ole, AO 1978, 39 min., Portuguese OV with English subtitles

Three years after Angola's independence from Portugal, costumed rural workers and city dwellers celebrate the Carnival of Victory. Director Ole collages pop culture images to the rhythm of the street party to document a renewed self-confidence.