Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Bakoso: Afrobeats Of Cuba

Season 13, Episode 5 of 5

What does "Esta Rico" by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with "Made For Now" by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both high-jacked AfroBeats and did not give the genre's origin props. Bakoso is a film that does the opposite, following DJ Jigue to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration from the new sounds. He finds AfroBeats has helped create a new genre called Bakoso, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.

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7/24/2021
10 p.m.
7/25/2021
2 a.m.
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