– Sala Manoel de Oliveira
Luanda: The music factory
Inês Gonçalves · Kiluanje Liberdade
Angola, 2009, 54’
A Luanda musseque under permanent construction shelters the kid poets. DJ Buda is one of them. In his computer, Buda brings to life mesmerizing electronic rhythms. They all want to try his machine oozing kuduro sound. Each boy tells his story in his own fashion. “I am more contained, so they call me Mellow”. They want to listen to themselves. They dance. DJ Buda’s parties are very successful, with food, drink and dance all night long. “Music Factory” is a hymn: it shows how Angolans are able to create, produce, sell and consume their own product, in this case music. A true cry of independence.