Play Trailer

What does “Está Rico” by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with “Made For Now” by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both high-jacked AfroBeats and did not give the genre’s origin props. Bakosó is a film that does the opposite, following DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration from the new sounds. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.

Past Screenings

Bakosó: Afrobeats de Cuba The Glad Cafe, Glasgow Friday 9 August 19:00 Buy tickets
Bakosó: Afrobeats de Cuba Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham Friday 26 July 20:15 Buy tickets
Bakosó: Afrobeats de Cuba Institute of Contemporary Arts, London Saturday 13 July 16:00 Buy tickets
Bakosó: Afrobeats de Cuba Showroom Cinema, Sheffield Thursday 11 July 19:00 Buy tickets