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Sons of Benkos

Sons of Benkos by Silva Lucas

Director: Sons of Benkos
From: Colombia/France
Year: 2003African Film Minutes: 52
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Director: Silva Lucas

Official selection, African Diaspora Film Festival 2006

An entertaining documentary that explores the African culture of Colombia through music. The film presents the music of the Sons of Benkos, one of the most important Black leaders in the fight for freedom during the times of slavery in Colombia. The film also shows the evolution of Afro-Colombian music over time through the fusion of Cuban and contemporary African rhythms with traditional Afro-Colombian music.

DVD sale: $195