LUANDA, FACTORY OF MUSIC (LUANDA, A FABRICA DA MUSICA)
The kids of Angola’s capital city, Luanda, stand in line outside DJ Buda’s studio to get the chance to let out all their anger and frustration by screaming into a microphone. An old computer, a couple of small loudspeakers and a large microphone are the sum of the busy music producer’s assets. In the 90s he mixed simplistic rap with classic African beats and a new musical style, Kuduru, was born. Outside the studio the people discuss the living conditions in this deeply afflicted country and the prospect of an undefined future. This is a fresh and important film that documents how the young Angolan culture is oriented towards the West and at the same time highlights what is unique about their identity.
Co-Director: Inês Gonçalves. Camera: Inês Gonçalves. Sound: Kiluanje Liberdade. Editing: Margarida Leitão, Maria Joana. Production: Noland Filmes. Producer: Kiluanje Liberdade. Length: 54 min.