A Story of Sahel Sounds - Screening

Screening
Directed by neopan kollektiv
July 4, 2019
1st Floor
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A4
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Movie night: A Story of Sahel Sounds (2016, 82min) 


Shot across three continents, ‘A Story of Sahel Sounds’ follows Christopher Kirkley’s multi-disciplinary project to explore the arts and music of the Sahel region through non-traditional ethnographic fieldwork. Parts road-trip movie, portrait and music documentary, ‘A Story of Sahel Sounds’ follows Chris from Portland to Niger, on the road from the capital to Agadez – the gateway to the Saharan Desert – as he meets with long-term collaborators and new artists.  

Visa calamities, hair salons and a European tour intersect with dreams of America, where cell-phone recordings are pressed onto high-fidelity vinyl discs for audiences of the future. Amidst asymmetrical power differentials, expanding globalism and new possibilities to claim musical and artistic independence, the artists try to reach for success - on stages and on cellphones.

‘A Story of Sahel Sounds’ is screened as part of the exhibition 'Sounding the Void, Imaging the Orchestra V.1', curated by Bhavisha Panchia.

Music performed by: Talia, Takamba de Niambey, Mona, Hama, Fatou Seïdi Ghali, Les filles de Illighadad, Mdou Moctar, mamman Sani, Lakal Kaney, Etran de L`Aïr

Credits

Director:
neopan kollektiv

Production:
Home Run Pictures

Full HD/DCP
82 min
2016
Language – English, French, Tamashek

Curator:
Bhavisha Panchia

Coordinator:
Nisha von Carnap

Image by and text adapted from Magnet Film



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