AFRICA MINE: Music and Movement 23rd Sept – Oct 7th

AFRICA MINE: Music and Movement 23rd Sept - Oct 7th

Africa Mine – six documentary feature films, bands, DJs, speakers, running projections, housed in Arcola Theatre in Dalston over three consecutive weekends – creates a space where a sundry London audience can gather to enjoy and discuss music, film and politics in Africa.

The subjects range from a charismatic old Zanzibari woman, whose story includes the myth of her own death, a family’s ongoing musical legacy that stimulates a Nigerian audience on visceral and political levels, Papa Wemba’s elegant smuggling of illegal immigrants, to a motley crew of Sierra Leoneans who, whilst living in a refugee camp, formed a band that has ended up touring the world.

Screenings will include panel discussions and an opportunity to meet filmmakers, media professionals and experts from Africa and the Diaspora.

In the bar area, hosted by Kalabash Movement, there will be live African music and DJs between and after the screenings.

Partners include AFFORD (The African Foundation for Development), Kalabash Movement, The Frontline Club, Black Cultural Archives and PocketVisions.

Programme details:
(Sunday double bills, start times are 4pm and 7pm)

Sunday, 23rd September 2007

4pm: The Importance of Being Elegant
George Amponsah and Cosima Spender, UK, 2003, 70mins
Followed by Q&A with the director George Amponsah

In the bar: Afrobeats and Grooves from Kalabash Movement resident DJs Supa Scion & Springfield

7pm: Jupiter’s Dance
Renaud Barrett, France, 2007, 60 mins

Album launch of Renato Mondele’s “La Rumba Congolaise” with full live band, plus DJ Ilka

Sunday, 30th September 2007

4pm: Suffering and Smiling
Dan Ollman, Nigeria/US, 2006, 65mins
Presented in collaboration with The Frontline Club and Kalabash Movement

In the bar: Afrobeats and Grooves from Kalabash Movement resident DJs Supa Scion & Springfield

7pm: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Zach Niles and Banker White, Guinea/Sierra Leone/USA, 2005, 78 mins

Live performance by Sierra Leonean singer and guitarist Abdul Tee-Jay, plus DJ Nimz

Sunday, 7th October 2007

4pm: As Old As My Tongue
Andy Jones, UK/ Zanzibar, 2006, 66 mins
Followed by Q&A with the director Andy Jones

In the bar: Afrobeats and Grooves from Kalabash Movement resident DJs Supa Scion & Springfield

7pm: A Lion’s Trail
François Verster, South Africa, 2002, 55mins
Followed by Q&A with the editor Peter Neal

Live performance from Tanzanian vocalist Mim Suleiman with live percussion, plus DJ Jamie Renton

Full programme info:
www.screenstation.net/africa-mine.html

Tickets:
Double bill £8 (concessions: £5)
Single screening £5 (concessions: £3)

Booking through the Arcola Theatre
Box Office: 020 7503 1646
www.arcolatheatre.com

Region: All
Website: http://www.screenstation.net/africa-mine.html
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
Press Tickets:
Name: Ilka Schlockermann
Phone: +44 (0)79 3206 6624