The Africa 3.0 touring programme will travel to the Showroom Cinema featuring screenings of the 1958 Egyptian classic Cairo Station, and the documentary Bakosò: AfroBeats of Cuba followed by a live Afrobeat performance from Sheffield based artist K.O.G (Kweku of Ghana).
From the global obsession with Afrobeats, to social media image, to lust and love, the Africa 3.0 programme will show obsession as represented in cinema from across the African continent and diaspora. The programme is part of the UK-wide cinema season BFI Film Feels: Obsession.
The Joy of Afrobeats + Live Performance from K.O.G.
Thursday 11 July, 7pm
Two short documentaries exploring the phenomenon of Afrobeats, from its origins in Lagos through to new manifestations in the US, Cuba and beyond.
Thursday 18 July, 6:15pm
Widely seen as director Youssef Chahine’s masterpiece, Cairo Station is a story of infatuation and obsession turning into madness.
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