Rumba Rules, New Genealogies
Permeating the daily life of one of the great orchestras of the current generation, Rumba Rules proposes an incursion into the mysteries of a monumental African music. Ya Mayi, Lumumba, Xéna La Guerrière, Pitchou Travolta, Alfred Solo, Soleil Patron and many others: nearly thirty artists feed the creative life of the Brigade Sarbati Orchestra. By entering the group and the city of Kinshasa, the film gets into the rumba as if it were penetrating a rootstock.
"offers an enjoyable, rough-edged glimpse into the music scene of Kinshasa...Here, music is a connective force generated by creativity and raw energy." - IDFA