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Afrobeats (1&2)

  • Genre: Music Documentary
  • Length: 72 minutes
  • Locations: Nigeria, France
  • Director: Hugo Claveau
  • Languages: English
  • Rating: NZ rating TBC


Afrobeat is a multifaceted style of music with an eclectic range of influences from High Life to Fuji to Jazz and Funk. The legend Fela Kuti played an integral role in the development of Afrobeats, as his timeless recordings continue to transcend borders and generations. Today, the modern term Afrobeats is a sound that has been adopted around the world, popularized by big names like Drake, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys. But what does this new wave of sound mean for the future of the music industry? For answers, the filmmakers travelled across Africa, Europe and the USA for 4 years collecting over 40 interviews with key players. Featuring Davido, J Martins, Psquare, Skales, Akon and many, many more.