Africa is back in international pop! Currently music, fashion and lifestyle from Africa is once again the focus of Western pop culture. Africa Rising uses the rapid renaissance as an opportunity to talk about the great developmental trends. From the euphoric beginnings to the end of the colonial era, to the leaden years when pop from Africa stale into the world music shelves, to the sustainable renaissance we are experiencing right now. The documentary develops a narrative arc that is based on the formative genres that makes the peculiarities of the various cultural regions understandable, celebrating their great legends and discovering the latest sounds, trends and fashions.
- No: 9982
- Production year: 2019
- Run time: 01:30:00
- Producers: Signed Media, ZDF/arte
- Format: HDTV 16:9