The Rumba Kings 

Gimme Some Truth Documentary Film Festival

Sunday, December 11th at 1:15 PM

The Rumba Kings
Dir. Alan Brain
2021, United States / Peru, 94 min
 
The Rumba Kings celebrates the epic quest of Congolese Rumba. The music that helped the Congo fight colonial oppression and find freedom. The rhythm that gave birth to Africa’s independence anthem and captivated the continent for decades.
 
Presented by Winnipeg Film Group in partnership with GroundSwell.
 
Plays with

Ori Mi Agbe / Dir. Iyunade Judah, 2022, Canada, 4 min / An experimental film on hallucination, prayers about destiny and its connection to blackness.

“CONGO GUITAR GODS. THE CUBAN CONNECTION. THE INDÉPENDANCE CHA CHA. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE? THIS FILM FILLS A HOLE IN OUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HOW MUSIC TRAVELED IN THE POSTCOLONIAL BLACK WORLD. BEAUTIFULLY SHOT AND RECORDED, RICH WITH ARCHIVAL MATERIAL, ITS LOVING DEDICATION TO THE MUSIC AND THE MUSICIANS LIGHTS UP EVERY FRAME."

NED SUBLETTE / Author of Cuba and its Music.