FONKO

By Göran Hugo OLSSON, Lamin Daniel JADAMA, Lars LOVÉN

STORY AB - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016


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& Awards

BFI London FF 2016
Sonic
Beat Film Festival 2016
Krakow Film Festival 2016
Göteborg Film Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, WOLOF
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Göran Hugo OLSSON, Lamin Daniel JADAMA, Lars LOVÉN
    • Producer(s)
    • Tobias JANSON (Story)
    • Synopsis
    • In the Manding language Fonko means "the thing", in Wolof "to take care of each other". The great musical revolution of today takes place in Africa, where urban club music is merging with traditional styles. New technology and swift communications has released super talents of the continent, spreading music, arts and ideas to the rest of the world. In Fonko we meet some of the most outspoken, creative and interesting artists of today that redefines the image of Africa, traveling from Dakar in the west through Accra, Lagos and Luanda to Johannesburg in the south. Throughout the movie we also hear the voice of Fela Kuti, one of the continent's greatest musical icons and political activists. Fela speaks through early recorded interviews.
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