Marrabenta Stories


Marrabenta Stories

Karen BoswallMozambique – 2004

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".

Original Title Marrabenta Stories
German Title Marrabenta Stories
French Title Marrabenta Stories
Other Titles Marrabenta Stories
Directed by Karen Boswall
Country Mozambique
Available Formats
Screenplay Karen Boswall
Production Catembe Produções, Íris Imaginações
Runtime 52 Min.
Language Portugiesisch, lokale Dialekte

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


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