African FILM FESTIVAL New Zealand

Online Festival for entire Australasia 10 December 2021 to 7 January 2022


GENRE: Documentary | Music
LENGTH: 1 hour 21 minutes
DIRECTOR: David Pierre-Fila
LANGUAGES: Lingala, Kikongo, Tshuluba, French with English subtitles


Rumba, also known as Gumba, meaning ‘belly button to belly button’ is a famous musical rhythm in Africa and Latin Africa. “Sur le chemin de la Rumba” is a Congolese film tracing Rumba’s musical history through Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and thence back to Africa. It takes the audience on an exquisitely filmed journey along the coast from the Congo to Cuba, Ecuador, and Ivory Coast in a trip drenched in well-known musical notes,
all the while melding this African musical art with the images and rhythms of the beautiful Congo basin, the source that gave it its shape and soul.

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