La Dolce Video & Missing Link Records presents African Film and Dance Night with Sublime Frequences & DJ Mantease Woida
Thursday, September 15
Doors open at 7 PM
Movies and Q&A at 8 PM (All Ages)
DJ Set at 10 PM (21 +)
La Dolce Video & Missing Link Records present rare screenings by Hisham Mayet with Q & A plus all vinyl Afro-Beat by Mantease Woida!
Sublime Frequencies offers obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers, international folk and pop music, sound anomalies, and other forms of human and natural expression not documented sufficiently through all channels of academic research, the modern recording industry, media, or corporate entities.
Hisham Mayet is a founding member of the Sublime Frequencies Collective. His work with the label has been prolific and inspired. His many discoveries include introducing the legendary guitar bands from the Sahara; Group Doueh, Group Inerane, and Group Bombino. His many films for the label have been redefining the nature of ethnographic film and they continue to provoke, amaze and inspire.
Land of the Songhai (2011) is Hisham Mayet’s latest film exploring the music and landscape of Songhai country in Western Niger. Traveling down the Niger River, Mayet’s camera encounters Zarma mock possession hoedowns, Wodaabe trance vocal performances, spirit possession ceremonies, Godje one string laments, Contigi string masters, Comsaa griots and Sahel night markets, creating a dynamic and fascinating glimpse into this arid but culturally vibrant bend in the Niger river.
Filmed in 2005 by Hisham Mayet predominately at the Jemaa Al Fna in Marrakesh Morocco, ‘Musical Brotherhoods of the Trans-Saharan Highway’ captures an assortment of spectacular musical dramas presented live and unfiltered on the home turf of the world’s most dynamic string and drum specialists performing and manifesting the ecstatic truth. Ancient mystical brotherhoods have been flourishing for centuries in and around the cities of Marrakesh and Essaouira in Morocco where the trade caravans have gathered from their long journeys across the Trans-Saharan Highway. This is some of the last great street music on Earth. A must see for string aficionados looking for inspiration as electric ouds, banjos, mandolins and the Gnawa sentir peel flesh from bone right before your eyes!