FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG
‘From the colorful, celebratory sounds of Juju music to the politicized urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa’s most prominent musical movements. So what happened to these pioneering artists who rose to prominence during the country’s halcyon years – and continued to endure when it faltered?’ (www.elderscornermovie.com)
ELDER’S CORNER recalls the now largely forgotten greats of Nigerian music and their popular songs, which were re-recorded for the film by the band BANTU. The musicians’ personal stories also paint a picture of Nigeria’s history in the latter half of the 20th century.
ELDER’S CORNER Direction: Siji Awoyinka, Ade Bantu, OF m. engl. UT, 83 min.