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Discover New Francophone Music - AfriDocs African Film Music Month

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Info   All weeknight screenings are at 8pm (GMT+2) and can be seen exclusively on DStv 190 ED channel and GO TV.

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Discover some of Africa’s best music and the stories behind the music in the final week of AfriDocs African Music Film month. On Tuesday Feb 24th and  Thursday Feb 26th  at 8pm Central African time (GMT + 2), watch movies that explore the music of Africa from South Africa to Senegal.

TUESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2015
Punk in Africa
Keith Jones & Deon Maas | South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique | 2012 | 82 min |
Three chords, three countries, one revolution...Punk in Africa is the story of the multiracial punk movement within the political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
 
THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2015
Fonko – new music from South Africa and Nigeria
Lamin Daniel Jadama & Lars Lovén | South Africa, Nigeria | 2014 | 53 min |
South Africa is the home to styles like kwaito, SA House and Shangaan electro,  possibly the fastest club music in the world. Nigeria has the most commercial music on the continent, but also fierce protest music carrying on the work of the late Fela Kuti, one of the most hard-core protest singers ever. Narrated by Neneh Cherry.
 
Fonko – new music from Francophone West Africa
Lamin Daniel Jadama & Lars Lovén | Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal | 2014 | 52 min|
Dakar is the unrivalled centre for the West African hip hop-scene and coupé-décalé is now a major influence all over West Africa. In Burkina Faso the name and speeches of Thomas Sankara is used by musicians to protest against injustices and corruption. In Benin, the veterans of Orchestre Polyrytmo give a historic background to the music scene of today. Narrated by Neneh Cherry.
 
AfriDocs screens every Tuesday  and Thursday at 8pm (GMT + 2) on DStv ED Channel 190 & GoTV across sub-Saharan Africa.
 
For the full programme schedule and synopses of the films, please go to www.afridocs.net or www.facebook.com/AfriDocs.
 
You can also follow AfriDocs on twitter: @Afri_Docs – use #AfriDocsMusicMonth to stay up to date.  

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