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Friday 12th November 2021

Elder’s Corner (Opening Night)

— The Watershed
A moving and inspirational film from musician Siji Awoyinka who searches for the musical icons of the ‘highlife’ & ‘juju’ era
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“Elder’s Corner is essential viewing for those who would like to learn more about Nigerian artists who were superstars at home but never achieved the international fame of a Fela Kuti or King Sunny Ade” – Arts Fuse (2020).

Inspired by his extensive record collection, director and musician Siji Awoyinka travels back to Nigeria in search of the musical icons of the ‘highlife’ & ‘juju’ eras, who roll back the years remembering their youthful selves. Musical lives both bruised and ignited by political unrest, migration & colonialism give moving oral testimonies and studio performances, demonstrating how deeply embedded the role of music was and continues to be in their lives.

Taking us from the birth of Afro-beat to the mid ’70s, this film is a joyful celebration of some of the most influential music to come out of Africa.

To kick off the Watershed weekend of festivities, this screening of Elders Corner will start with a few words from Annie Menter (Festival Director) and Esther Afikiruweh (Festival Producer).

Tickets: £8.50/£5.00

Tickets here - https://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/11013/elders-corner#booking-info (copy and paste into browser if on PC)

From 10pm, come out to the cafe/bar area for Afrika Eye’s famous Opening Night Party showcasing a new and exciting UK based collaboration between guitar maestro Justin Adams & Moroccan Gnawa master Mohammed Errebbaa.

This screening is part of Afrika Eye Film Festival 2021.

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