Fonko Film

Göran Olsson, Lamin Daniel Jadama, Lars Lovén | Sweden and Germany 2016 | 1h29m | English, French, Portuguese and Wollof with English subtitles | 15


Merging urban club sounds with traditional African music, Fonko tells stories of Africa as heard from some of the most innovative musicians on the continent. With a voiceover by Nigerian icon Fela Kuti, Fonko explores the dual influence politics and music can have on each other and how contemporary African musicians are drawing on history to influence the future. Featuring interviews with musicians such as Nneka and Sister Fa, Fonko is a stimulating look at the deeply intertwined relationship between musical expression and politics and how music can be used as a weapon to reclaim power.




Glasgow / Wed 1 Nov / 8pm
Free but ticketed / Stereo / Book Now

Edinburgh / Wed 1 Nov / 6pm
Free and non-ticketed / Brass Monkey

Paisley / Sat 11 Nov / 7pm
Free and non-ticket / St Ninians Church