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Jupiter's Dance

Director: Renaud Barret Audio CD / Jupiter Bokondji &amp | Okwess International, recorded in Kinshasa, produced by Yarol Poupaud.

The ghettos of Kinshasa - the devastated capital of a country politically and economically adrift - are filled with many gifted, yet impoverished musicians. Their outstanding talent, humour and vital energy are their on means of survival. Amongst them, Jupiter Bokondji, the charismatic leader of the band "Okwess International", acts as our narrator and guide. This local Don Quixote introduces us to the Kinshasa music scene - teenage rappers, handicapped bluesmen, street children, griots ans guitar craftsmen - and describe his 20-year struggle to bring his music out of the ghetto.

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8 musical clips: Loi-X, Bawutakin, Bebson De La Rue, Orchestre Staff Benda Bilili, Jupiter Bokondji & Okwess, Yendé Bogongo & Okwess, Claude Kinunu "Montana" & Okwess, Yendé Bogongo & Okwess, Jupiter's Kids & Yarol Poupaud.

Facts DVD

Item number
DVD9DM25
UPC number
899132000251
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 4:3
Sound format
Dolby Digital 2.1
Release
Total running time
73 mins
Subtitles
English, French
No. of discs
1
Recording
2005