Fonko (TV series)

 

A television series about the musical revolution taking place in Africa today - narrated by Neneh Cherry

While southern Europe is crumbling, Angola is the world’s fastest growing economy. In Africa’s rapidly developing cities, urban musicians are creating sounds that have come to define the new generation. Urban music like kuduro, coupé-décalé and azonto have arisen out of social change and have come to define a new African identity shaped by post-colonial consciousness. In a six part television series, the ”Fonko” team will meet the most exciting musicians, djs and bloggers from Angola, Senegal, Nigeria and other countries in their home environments, as well as international artists who have been influenced by modern African music.

 

Production facts

Year of production: 2013/2014

Shooting format: HD
Duration: 6x28 minutes, 3x52 minutes, 90 minute feature version
Directors: Daniel Jadama & Lars Lovén
Creative director: Göran Olsson
Producer: Tobias Janson
Narration: Neneh Cherry
Camera: Ania Winiarska
Editing: Mikael Jönsson
Graphic design: Sepidar Hosseini

Produced by Story AB

in co-production with Eva Beckman/SVT, Jutta Krug/WDR and Esther van Messel/First Hand Film
Supported by Cecilia Lidin/SFI, Jane Roscoe/SBS, YLE, DR, NRK

World Sales: First Hand Films

 

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The Fonko team on location in Dakar

 

20 January 2013

People

Göran Hugo Olsson

goran@story.se

Tobias Janson

tobias@story.se

Lars Lovén

larsloven@gmail.com

Daniel Jadama

daniel@story.se

Fonko confirmed for Rotterdam Film Festival

 

We are excited to announce that Fonko has been selected to be part of the Black Rebels section at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017!

See all selected films here:

https://iffr.com/en/professionals/selected-for-iffr-2017

2 January 2017

People

Göran Hugo Olsson

goran@story.se

Tobias Janson

tobias@story.se

Lars Lovén

larsloven@gmail.com

Daniel Jadama

daniel@story.se

The Fonko team on location in Dakar

 

20 January 2013

People

Göran Hugo Olsson

goran@story.se

Tobias Janson

tobias@story.se

Lars Lovén

larsloven@gmail.com

Daniel Jadama

daniel@story.se

Fonko confirmed for Rotterdam Film Festival

 

We are excited to announce that Fonko has been selected to be part of the Black Rebels section at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017!

See all selected films here:

https://iffr.com/en/professionals/selected-for-iffr-2017

2 January 2017

People

Göran Hugo Olsson

goran@story.se

Tobias Janson

tobias@story.se

Lars Lovén

larsloven@gmail.com

Daniel Jadama

daniel@story.se