Elder’s Corner (Opening Night)
“Elder’s Corner is essential viewing for those who would like to learn more about Nigerian artists who were superstars at home but never achieved the international fame of a Fela Kuti or King Sunny Ade” – Arts Fuse (2020).
Inspired by his extensive record collection, director and musician Siji Awoyinka travels back to Nigeria in search of the musical icons of the ‘highlife’ & ‘juju’ eras, who roll back the years remembering their youthful selves. Musical lives both bruised and ignited by political unrest, migration & colonialism give moving oral testimonies and studio performances, demonstrating how deeply embedded the role of music was and continues to be in their lives.
Taking us from the birth of Afro-beat to the mid ’70s, this film is a joyful celebration of some of the most influential music to come out of Africa.
To kick off the Watershed weekend of festivities, this screening of Elders Corner will start with a few words from Annie Menter (Festival Director) and Esther Afikiruweh (Festival Producer).
From 10pm, come out to the cafe/bar area for Afrika Eye’s famous Opening Night Party showcasing a new and exciting UK based collaboration between guitar maestro Justin Adams & Moroccan Gnawa master Mohammed Errebbaa.
(Just to note, Watershed screening times are subject to change).
About The EventVenue: Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
Date And Time: November 12, 2021 20:00
About The FilmDirector: Siji Awoyinka
Cast: E. C. Arinze, Lijadu Sisters, Mary Afi Usuah
Country: Nigeria, USA
Running Time: 1h 36 mins
Age Rating: PG