A new film on Angola's frenetic music genre and dance, Kuduro (literally ‘hard ass’), follows the steps of some of the key figures that have helped this popular style turn into an urban cultural movement:
Created in the discos and raves in downtown Luanda through a fusion between House and Techno beats and traditional Angolan rhythms, Kuduro spilled over from the centre of the city to the suburbs. It rapidly spread throughout Angola, Africa and now all over the world.
Kuduro mixes dance, music and lifestyle, its lyrics take inspiration from the simple day-to-day things in life, and its culture is present a little here, there and everywhere – be that on a street corner, in a school, in a taxi or even a football stadium.
The film, by Mário Patrocínio, is going to be screened in Lisbon on October 27, 2013. The premier took place at the International Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro on September 30, 2013. For updates, subscribe I Love Kuduru's Facebook page, Instagram and Flickr accounts.