And a new documentary “Future Sound of Mzansi”, directed by performance artist Spoek Mathambo and filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba aims in its way to do just that.
According to the filmmakers, Mzansi will “explore, express and interrogate South Africa’s cultural landscape through the vehicle of electronic music and will engage a potent range of pioneers sculpting the sounds of things to come”.
And that “we swim in the sounds of deep house, glitch hop, sghubu sapitori, durban qhum, dubstep and shangaan electro…The groove is thick and infectious and the future looks blindingly beautiful”.
If that definitely sounds intriguing to you and you live in the U.K, then you’re luck. The film will be screening this coming Saturday at the Rio Cinema located at 107 Kingsland High Street in London starting at 11:30PM with a Q and A with Spoek Mathambo and Nadia Denton after the screening
Ms. Denton, in fact, has coordinated the South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour which consists of five film festivals showcasing South African films, taking place during the past several months in England and Scotland, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of democracy and freedom in South Africa.
In addition to Mzansi on March 14th at the Rio Cinema, there will also be screenings earlier in the day of Lionel Rogosin’s groundbreaking 1959 film “Come Back Africa” one of the first films to examine with the harsh injustice and brutality of apartheid to the world and animated children’s film Khuma: A Zebra’s Life.
For more info about the screening and the South Africa at 20 Freedom Tour go HERE
Source: Indie Wire