LISBON BEAT / Batida de Lisboa
Vasco Viana & Rita Maia
This is an exuberant documentary portrait of a city through the lives of different generations of artists from Angola, Sao Tome, Cabo Verde and Guine Bissau. Lisbon Beat highlights the innovative Afro- Portuguese music scene thriving on the outskirts of Lisbon.
Cinematographer Vasco Viana and Lisbon-born, London-based DJ Rita Maia depict a vibrant community of musicians and producers from diverse backgrounds each establishing their relationship to this complex city. Among many other notable figures, the film features DJ Nigga Fox, previously represented by Portugal’s Principé label, and recently signed by Sheffield’s Warp Records.
In collaboration with Document & Lusofonias
Age certificate: 12 / Portugal / 2019 / 75 min / Digital / Portuguese with English subtitles / Documentary
Wed 26 Feb 8.30pm at the Filmhouse
Followed by a Q&A with co-director Rita Maia.
Introduced by Lusofonias – Oficinas de Português.
The screening will be preceded by opening reception at Traverse Theater with live Fado by Mariana Moreira. Free for ticket holders.
Sun 15 March 1pm at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
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