BAKOSÓ: AFROBEATS DE CUBA FILM – Africa in Motion
12 June, 2020 at 7 p.m.
What does ‘Está Rico’ by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with ‘Made For Now’ by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both hijacked Afrobeats and did not give the genre’s origin props. Bakosó is a film that does the opposite, following DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration from the new sounds. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.
7pm – Film available to watch
It will be accompanied with a recipe for a delicious Mango and Black Bean salad!
It will be followed by a live Q&A on Facebook with director Eli Jacobs-Fantauzz. Q & A on Facebook
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