Rumba Rules, New Genealogies

Rumba Rules, Nouvelles Généalogies

  • Release Date: September 17, 2021 (limited)
  • Genre: Documentary

  • Director: David Nadeau-Bernatchez, Kiripi Katembo Siku, Sammy Baloji
  • Writer(s): Sammy Baloji
  • Studio: Spira
  • Length: 1h 47m
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In Kinshasa, approximately 30 passionate young musicians and dancers lend their talent to a rumba orchestra led by singer and host Brigade Sarbati. Between recording sessions in the studio, rehearsals and concerts, the directors go behind the scenes with the group, which includes the presence of emblematic figures of Congolese music, such as Papa Wemba and François Luambo Makiadi. At the same time, some of these emerging artists recount their musical journey and their meeting with the man they nicknamed President.

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