Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary 'Afrobeats: The Backstory'
'Afrobeats: The Backstory' is a documentary premiering next month which chronicles the birth and rise of Africa's biggest genre and its superstars.
Featuring substantial commentary from the custodians of Afrobeats, music producers, and artists, Afrobeats: The Backstory promises to chronicle, and accurately so, the remarkable story behind one of the most beloved genres on the continent. It has the opportunity to really lay out the story of the music, its pioneers, its young talent and what is next for it in the coming years. If it manages to do this, it could be the documentary of the decade.
The Afrobeats: The Backstory documentary couldn't have come at a more apt time for the Afrobeats genre. Just recently, Burna Boy won his first ever "Best Global Music Album" Grammy for Twice As Tall in addition to Wizkid who was also awarded a "Best Music Video" Grammy for his feature on Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl" anthem. Moreover, the legendary Afrobeat (without the 's') pioneer Fela Kuti, whose music heavily inspired Afrobeats as we know it today, was nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame—the first ever African nominee.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary below:
Afrobeats The Backstory | Official Trailer www.youtube.com
- Joe Kay Focuses on Nigerian Music in This Episode of Soulection ... ›
- Watch Mr Eazi's New Documentary 'Lagos to London' - OkayAfrica ›
- You Can Watch the 'Finding Fela!' Documentary For Free This ... ›
- Documenting Cuba's Afrobeats: A Movement in the Making ... ›
- Remembering Ginger Baker's Afrobeat Collaborations With Fela Kuti ... ›
- Fela Kuti Named As Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominee - OkayAfrica ›