Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Music of Resistance

The Music of Resistance
is a six-part documentary series that tells the stories of musicians who fight repression and sing about injustices.

Survival in the southern Sahara

The nomadic Touareg tribes have endured years of drought and civil war. The one constant through this hardship has been the music of Tinariwen.

Once a group of rebel soldiers, training alongside Colonel Gadaffi in Libya, after years of struggle and violence Tinariwen decided to lay down their guns and fight with a different weapon - music.

Human rights for the most marginalised

Seun Kuti is carrying the weight of one of the heaviest musical legacies in Africa. He is the youngest son of Fela Anikelapu Kuti, the creator of Afrobeat and the voice of Nigeria's disenfranchised.

Seun is motivated by endemic corruption and the abuse of Nigeria's youth.

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