Raw Music International | Kisumu, Kenya

Raw Music International | Kisumu, Kenya

Raw Music International is a TV show about underground music scenes around the world. On each episode, the team travels to a new country, gets deep into the music, and presents complex stories about the country through music and the people who make it. Aimed at American viewers the TV show is looking to answer this question: “What are young people up to around the world, from Asia to Africa, Israel to Iran, on Saturday night, and why does it matter back home?”. Recently the Raw Music International team filmed…

Elder’s Corner

Elder’s Corner

This is the Official Kickstarter Campaign for Siji’s latest project, a documentary feature titled “Elder’s Corner“. Elder’s Corner is a musical journey through pivotal moments in the colorful and dynamic history of Nigeria as told through the lives, work and careers of the nations foremost music icons. During his visit to Nigeria, Siji was able to seek out and engage a number of the country’s foremost music legends, among them; Fatai Rolling Dollar, Emperor Dele Ojo, Jimi Solanke, Tony Benson and Elder Statesman, Chris Ajilo sharing with him incredible stories…

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds in the Rough

Check out the teaser of the Diamond in the Rough a documentary on hip hop in Uganda. The documentary was produced by 3rdi aka Californian DJ/Hip Hop enthusiast Brett Mazurek (Subterranean Network) ,who in 2004 initially traveled to Uganda to document the violent and traumatic displacement of the children of Northern Uganda as a result of the decade-long civil war in the country. However, what emerged after discovering a vibrant hip hop scene was a chronicle on the local scene in Kampala as well as the efforts of artists such…

Jupiter’s Dance

Jupiter’s Dance

Jupiter’s Dance is a documentary film by R. Barret & F. de la Tullaye of Belle Kinoise Productions and takes the viewer on a musical journey through the streets of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film is narrated by it’s main character Jupiter Bokondji, the charismatic bandleader of Okwess International, who guides the viewer through the streets of Kinshasa meeting musicians, artists and citizens of all sorts along the way. It chronicles the beauty, tenacity, wisdom and struggle of Jupiter and the other musicians in…