Lisbon Beat (Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Spanish)
Lisbon Beat • 1h 15m
Dir. Vasco Viana, Rita Maia - 2019 - Portugal
This exuberant documentary portrait of a city and its musicians highlights the innovative Afro-Portuguese music scene thriving on the outskirts of Lisbon.
Cinematographer Vasco Viana and Lisbon-born, London-based DJ Rita Maia depict a vibrant community of musicians and producers from diverse backgrounds each establishing their relationship to this complex city. Among many other notable figures, the film features DJ Nigga Fox, previously represented by Portugal’s Principé label, and recently signed by Sheffield’s Warp Records.
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Dir. Vasco Viana, Rita Maia - 75min - 2019 - Portugal
A journey through Lisbon’s suburbs through the lives of a handful of musicians establishing their place to exist in a city of complex identity struggles.