Luk
Rita Maia, Vasco Viana
Portugal
2019
75
min

Lisbon Beat

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Danceable and political street party in the suburbs of Lisbon, where people dance to their own Afro-Portuguese beat.

Join a vibrant and rhythmic journey through the suburbs of Lisbon, where the colonial era has left its indelible mark. Here, we meet the innovative Afro-Portuguese music scene, where young and old struggle with visas, residence permits and acceptance. But in the streets, the music grows. Here, the older musicians make use of traditional African instruments, and the young producers and DJs create their very own hyperkinetic and danceable sound, which sends them from the suburban street parties to clubs all around the world. 'Lisbon Beat' paints an energetic portrait of a city, with both its culture and its political problems, and reminds us how important music can be for identity and community.

Title
Lisbon Beat
Director(s)
Rita Maia, Vasco Viana
Countries
Portugal
Run time, min
75
Premiere status
Producer
Tiago Hespanha, João Matos, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho, Susana Nobre
Year
2019
Sprog
Sales Contact
Terratreme Filmes
Sprog