Gangbé & Salif Keita 19 May 2016 Promo 1:00 min
Gangbé | Arnaud Robert | Benin | 2015|58 min
A brass band from the Republic of Benin departs in a bid to conquer the city of Lagos in Nigeria. The film tells of the clash between two Africas. On this long journey to the metropolis, the adventures of a continent are revealed; the new cultural poles of the South and the gaps that still separate these neighbouring countries. In encounters with Femi Kuti and the contemporary ideals of Pan-Africanism, the Gangbé Brass Band finds themselves immersed in a world of new ideas.
Festival Vues d’Afrique, Montréal, 2016
Salif Keita, A Man with a Message | Jean-Pierre Limosin | Mali | 1996 | 52 min
We join Salif Keita in Bamako to learn about his sources of inspiration – his family, the intermarriage of musical influences, and his affirmation of African identity.