Justo Valdez Y La Rumba Palenquera. A tribute to Batata
From the FREEDOM NOW! Collection A film by Claude Santiago
Powerful, happy, irresistible music to bury the dead, to party to or to fall into trance by. Rythms whose names reflect its hybrid polymorphous nature : afro-beat colombiano, cumbia soukous, porro high-life, champeta palenquera.
This film isi a long journey across the faces and hands of the musiciens, their contact with their instrument, a reinvention of the relationship between music and image. Meeting all those colombian rythms, DJ "Champeta man original" tell us the story of this very mixed music.
Co-production Banlieues Bleues, Mezzo.
Langues Français, Spanish