Marrabenta Stories

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Young Mozambican musicians who play Jazz, Funky and Hip Hop join a group of elders who play Marrabenta, a musical style typical of Mozambique in the 1950's and 60's. This unexpected combination of different types of music works extraordinarily well, as we will see during their South African tour. This trip evokes the origins of each of the musicians. They survive playing and singing their sorrows and happy memories. A Mozambican "Buena Vista Social Club".

Festivals & awards

DocLisboa - Portugal;
Tarifa - Spain;
Dockanema - Mozambique;
Durban International Film Festival - South Africa;
Africa in the Picture - Holland;
Afrika Filmfestival - Belgium

Credits

Original Title
Marrabenta Stories
Title
Marrabenta Stories
Directed by
Karen Boswall
Country
Mozambique
Year
2004
Screenplay
Karen Boswall
Production
Catembe ProduƧƵes, ƍris ImaginaƧƵes
Runtime
52 min.
Language
Portugiesisch, lokale Dialekte
Cast
Dokumentarfilm, documentary, documentaire

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