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100% Dakar
A portrait of the creative arts scene in Dakar, Senegal, which explodes with life and an energy that is found in the creative, artistic and cultural expressions of the city. Young artists are stepping up to become generational agents of change. Witness fashion designers, musicians, graffiti artists, a photographer, an art blogger, dancers and many other artists and cultural entrepreneurs who stand for creativity, passion, social conscience and a collective, creative fight against all economic and political burdens in the name of unity. The screening at Kuumba marks the film’s Canadian Premiere. 62min

Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project
Part of a series that connects and explores the deep origins of techno music in Detroit to parts known and unknown all over the world, the first stop takes viewers to the Capetown Electronic Music Festival to meet the word's top DJ/Producers, such as Black Coffee and Richie Hawtin, and learn just how the "Detroit Sound" played a part in South Africa's emerging electronic dance music scene. The screening at Kuumba marks the film’s Canadian Premiere. 25min

Jennifer Washington, producer of Electric Roots, will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Fantastic Man
A documentary investigating the mysterious, elusive Nigerian musician William Onyeabor. The film tells the story of the Luaka Bop record label, founded by David Byrne, attempting to track down Onyeabor. Along the way speaking to fans such as Damon Albarn, Caribou and Femi Kuti, and travelling to Nigeria to meet those who've worked with him in a bid to uncover the truth about his story. Despite what we may not know about him, William Onyeabor paved the way for a different kind of sound coming out of Africa in the '70s. Combining a Nigerian context to the emerging sounds of dance, electronic music and the futuristic avant-garde, it became clear that Onyeabor had a global-minded and forward-looking perspective to his musical genius. 31min

Film: African Triple Feature

February 7, 2015

Music Film

Three films – two of which are Canadian premieres – explore the connection between North America and Africa and the futures predicted, possible and dreamed up: 100% Dakar, Electric Roots and Fantastic Man. Just announced: Jennifer Washington, producer of Electric Roots, will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project (2013) is a stunning and immersive short film experience that connects and explores the deep origins of techno in Detroit to parts known and unknown all over the world. This first stop takes you to the Capetown Electronic Music Festival where you will meet the word's top DJ/Producers, such as Black Coffee and Richie Hawtin, and learn just how the "Detroit Sound" played a part in South Africa's emerging electronic dance music scene.

Runtime: 25 min
Rated: PG 

Prices

Everyone: FREE
Sat, February 7
7:30pm–9:30pm
Studio Theatre
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
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