Jupiter’s Dance (La Danse de Jupiter)
Jupiter Bokondji takes us on a journey through the outstanding musical heritage of Kinshasa.
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Introduction from Andy Morgan.
Kinshasa – the devastated capital of a country politically and economically adrift – is filled with many gifted, yet impoverished musicians. Their outstanding talent, humour and vital energy are their only means of survival. Amongst them, Jupiter Bokondji, the charismatic leader of the band “Okwess International”, acts as our narrator and guide. This local Don Quixote introduces us to the Kinshasa music scene – teenage rappers, handicapped bluesmen, street children, griots and guitar craftsmen – and describe his 20-year struggle to bring his music out of the ghetto. Music drives this film and the sheer power of music is palpable in every frame, giving voice to an ultimately celebratory experience
Post screening panel discussion
Access information can be found on the Watershed website: https://www.watershed.co.uk/visit/access
About The EventVenue: Watershed Cinema 3
Date And Time: November 9, 2019 8:30 pm
Tickets: £10 Full Price, £8 Concessions, £5 24 yrs and under
About The FilmDirector: Renaud Barret & Florent de la Tullaye
Cast: Jupiter Bokondji
Country: France / Democratic Republic of Congo
Running Time: 80 mins
Language: French (English subtitles)
Age Rating: 12A