'Tamani: A Day In Ouagadougou' [Full Documentary] + Art Melody Track

Watch the full length documentary 'Tamani: A Day In Ouagadougou' - a film exploring urban life in the capital city of Burkina Faso featuring music by Art Melody

A composite mix of scenes of everyday life in the capital city of Burkina Faso, Tamani: A Day In Ouagadougou takes the viewer across the city in an exploration of the people and neighborhoods that comprise it. Filmed in 2008, Tamani replaces a straightforward narrative in favor of a unique maneuvering through the many layers of urban life in Ouaga. Interestingly, it's also one in a series of similar projects by filmmaker Nicolas Guibert that explore both the visual and musical lives of his subjects — working closely with the community of Ouagadougou to produce films that are more collaborative than expository. Burkinabe rapper Art Melody gets quite a bit if shine on the film's soundtrack, underscoring the visual cut-up style of the film by deftly rhyming over chopped-up soul samples — a method best exemplified by "Soul Please," a track featuring Anna Kassy and Redrum, which you can check out below, after the film. Watch the full hour-long documentary Tamani: A Day in Ouagadougou below.


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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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