FS10
O Nascer de um Ritmo (2016)

Convenors:
Fernando Félix Tivane (Higher Institute for Arts and Culture (ISArC-Mozambique)/Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS-Porto Alegre))
Chair:
Fernando Tivane ((UFRGS-Porto Alegre))
Discussant:
Barbara Heer (University of Basel)
Stream:
Films
Location:
NBCAV
Start time:
1 July, 2017 at 18:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Luciano Mauia, Mozambique (31 min) Portuguese The documentary recounts the story of the invention, evolution and current state of the Mozambican music movement Pandza (Dino, DJ Ardilles, NStar, Denny OG, Ziqo Cizer Boss). By representing and reframing urban gender relations, urban spaces and lifestyles, Pandza music constitutes an important urban phenomenon in the postcolonial Mozambican cityscape. The movie discusses the history of the movement, its emergence, its name (Dzukuta Pandza), as well as popular critiques and contestations around its recognition as urban art form – is Pandza music, a type of dance, or is it just “Pimba” (vulgar)? The documentary traces these issues by following the first Dzukuta/Pandza tunes up to the present.

Long abstract: