BAKOSÓ: AFROBEATS DE CUBA Film

ELI JACOBS-FANTAUZZI | CUBA/US 2019 | 49M | 15

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BAKOSÓ: AFROBEATS DE CUBA

Synopsis

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.

This screening is held in partnership with Kuche and the Havana Glasgow Film Festival and will be followed by a live Q&A on with director Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. 

The screening is a Digital Dine and View and is accompanied by two recipes - a Mango and Beans Salad + Jollof Rice - for you to prepare in advance and dine along with us! Tag photos of your creations with #AiMathome

Return to this page on Friday 12th June to access the film. It will be available to watch for one night only at 7pm and will be followed by a live Q&A on Facebook at 8pm.

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