From the colourful, celebratory sounds of Juju to the politicized urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa’s most prominent musical movements. For over a decade, musician and producer Siji Awoyinka tracked down and recorded the stories of Nigeria’s long-forgotten music pioneers. In interviews and intimate studio sessions, film-maker and musicians retrace the collective journeys that mirror that of the nation through its triumphs and upheavals. The film is a voyage of return and discovery, an epic tale of survival, using music to reconnect the past to the present.
This film will only be available in the UK.
Part of Music Docs, competing for the Ethnomusicology Film Award, in association with the British Forum for Ethnomusicology.
Live Q&As with the directors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Find the full schedule of live events and links to join here.