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Film: In Elder's Corner, Musical Griots Tell Nigeria's Story


How many of us enjoy grandpa's stories about the olden days? Well, what if grandpa was Fela Kuti's contemporary? Elder's Corner, a new documentary by filmmaker Siji, is an exploration of Nigeria's history through the rich narratives of the country's musical legends. Siji says of the film:

"To date we have been able to capture over 30 hours of amazing interview and performance footage of each icon and gather incredibly rare photographs, memorabilia and other significant source material for the project. We have also interviewed legendary Jazz Pianist Randy Weston, world renowned DJ/Producer and Yoruba Records founder, Osunlade, legendary Vibraphonist and soul funk maestro, Roy Ayers as well as Afrobeat DJ/Producer, Rich Medina and singer, songwriter, performer Wunmi for the project."

The film looks amazing, and you can tell from the promotional video above that these dudes know how to get down.

To support the completion of the film, visit its Kickstarter page.

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