Elder’s Corner

From the colorful, celebratory sounds of Juju to the politicised urgency of Afrobeat, Nigerian musicians have spearheaded some of Africa’s most prominent musical movements. Oftentimes, their work formed the backdrop against which the nation blossomed. So what happened to these pioneering artists who rose to prominence during the country’s halcyon years, and continued to endure when it faltered? “Elder’s Corner” is a voyage of return and discovery, an epic tale of survival, using music to reconnect the past to the present.

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Elder’s Corner (2020)

Feature (96mins)

Region:

Nigeria

Rating:

All Ages

Director(s):

Siji Awoyinka

Showtimes:

Sun 26 Sep 2021, ALL DAY *, Watch Online

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Siji Awoyinka

Siji Awoyinka

Siji Awoyinka is a multidisciplinary aural and visual storyteller. Born in the UK to Nigerian parents, he spent much of his early childhood in Lagos and London before moving to the US to pursue his musical ambitions. His music fuses elements of Soul, Jazz, Highlife, Afrobeat and Gospel music with traditional Yoruba rhythms drawn
from his rich ancestral background. To further broaden his creative vision, Siji took to directing and producing videos and documentaries to help bring his musical compositions to life and to share part of his cultural history with a wider audience. His feature length documentary,”Elder’s Corner” (2020) screened at Sheffield Docs in the UK, DOC NYC, as well as the RAI Film festival where it won a Commendation award.

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