Music, Video & Entertainment

Works in Congo but why not in Dancehall?

BALOJI feat. KONONO n1 – KARIBU YA BINTOU from BALOJI on Vimeo.

The first time you watch this, turn off the volume. Instead, imagine Dancehall as the soundtrack and ask: ‘Why can’t local videos be this good?’. The budget doesn’t look prohibitively expensive, perhaps only the talent of the crew. Come to think of it, the wrestling footage does resemble Thursday Night at the Fights, which we’re told is returning this month.

Also from the same source, the Ghettobassquake blog, is this video for the tune Bazooka by Lisbon-based group Batida, which uses documentary footage to tell the story of Angolan child soldiers. In that case, imagination = the $ of access to a film archive.

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