A documentary exploring the global obsession with the music phenomenon Afrobeat, which has brought joy, connections and influences from Lagos to London, US to Cuba and beyond. The film will be followed by a live Afrobeat music performance.
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 high-jacked 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.
Live performance by Steffy Larmie.
Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa as a child but lived in UK for about 20yrs, Steffy Larmie brings an infusion of Western and African culture into her music.
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This programme is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at www.filmfeels.co.uk
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