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by Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén, Göran Hugo Olsson


In the Manding language Fonko means "the thing", in Wolof "to take care of each other". The great musical revolution of today takes place in Africa, where urban club music is merging with traditional styles. New technology and swift communications has released super talents of the continent, spreading music, arts and ideas to the rest of the world. In Fonko we meet some of the most outspoken, creative and interesting artists of today that redefines the image of Africa, traveling from Dakar in the west through Accra, Lagos and Luanda to Johannesburg in the south. Throughout the movie we also hear the voice of Fela Kuti, one of the continent's greatest musical icons and political activists. Fela speaks through early recorded interviews

international title: Fonko
original title: Fonko
country: Germany, Sweden
sales agent: First Hand Films
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén, Göran Hugo Olsson
film run: 87'
release date: SE 8/04/2016
screenplay: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén, Göran Hugo Olsson
cinematography by: Lars Lovén, Göran Hugo Olsson, Lamin Daniel Jadama, Astrid Askberger, Ania Winiarska
film editing: Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén, Göran Hugo Olsson
producer: Tobias Janson
production: Story AB, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk
distributor: Folkets Bio
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