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This month we are pleased to release three new documentaries about Africa
and the African Diaspora. *Living the Hiplife *is a music documentary about
the influence of hip hop in the music scene in Accra, Ghana, *The
Mseyas*tell the story of AIDS orphans in Tanzania and
*Ritual Rhythms* is a revealing documentary about candombe, the music of
Afro-Uruguay.

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| Ghana
[image: Living the Hiplife]

*NEW Living the Hiplife* Available on DVD
This film is a musical portrait of street life in urban West Africa. It
follows the birth of Hiplife music, a mix of various African musical forms
and American hip hop, in Accra, Ghana. Archival footage and hip hop music
videos are remixed with interviews and the daily lives of rap artists. We
follow Reggie Rockstone, the Godfather of Hiplife in the founding of the
musical movement, as well as the Mobile Boys a group of aspiring rap artists
as they try to make it in the music business. With humor and personality
these characters move across the political and musical landscape of urban
Ghana.
*"...cleverly portrays contemporary West African expressive culture. It is
especially important because it shows the importance of Pan-Africanism and
African Diasporic artistic and political connections to people in
Africa."--Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Author*
*"...thoughtful and visually exciting at the same time. It is a musical
documentary that gives a powerful sense of life in contemporary
Africa."--John Akomfrah, Filmmaker and founder of Black Audio Collective,
Smoking Dogs Films Founder of Black Audio Collective*
Jesse W. Shipley | documentary | 61 minutes | 2007 | $225
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| Tanzania
[image: Mseyas]

*NEW The Mseyas* Available on DVD
AIDS kills more than two million people every year in Africa. As a result of
this epidemic, there are more than 11 million orphans. This documentary is
the story of the Mseyas, AIDS orphans from Iringa, Tanzania. Alberina,
Maria, Amos and Orsolina live on their own and face a life of struggle
without resources.
Gustavo Vizoso | documentary | 52 minutes | 2007 | $225
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| African Diaspora in Uruguay
[image: RitualRhythms]

*NEW Ritual Rhythms: Candombe *Available on DVD
This documentary explores the history and modern reality of candombe, the
drum music of Uruguay's black parade bands. It is a way of life that was
born in the musical gatherings of slaves in urban marketplaces and plazas.
Despite persistent racism, the 200,000 Uruguayans of African descent
experience candombe as a way of life, as part of the cast of characters that
inhabit the tenements of Montevideo's Reus and Ansina neighborhoods, where
parents rock cradles with drummed lullabies, and children learn to play
drums on oil cans. Moving from riveting musical performances to detailed
discussions of the history of slavery and the historical development of
candombe, *Ritual Rhythms* is an exciting and informative introduction to
candombe, the music of Afro-Uruguay.
Mabel Maio | documentary | 48 minutes | 1999 | $175
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This month we are pleased to release three new documentaries about Africa and the African Diaspora. <i>Living the Hiplife<span></span> </i>is a music documentary about the influence of hip hop in the music scene in Accra, Ghana,
<i>The Mseyas</i> tell the story of AIDS orphans in Tanzania and <i>Ritual Rhythms</i> is a revealing documentary about candombe, the music of Afro-Uruguay. <br><br>To place your order, please visit <a onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)" href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=q4sc5ecab.0.yr7qgtbab.7jtq8sbab.1891&amp;ts=S0288&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twn.org" target="_blank">
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<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b>NEW Living the Hiplife</b> Available on DVD<br>This film is a musical portrait of street life in urban West Africa. It follows the birth of Hiplife music, a mix of various African musical forms and American hip hop, in Accra, Ghana. Archival footage and hip hop music videos are remixed with interviews and the daily lives of rap artists. We follow Reggie Rockstone, the Godfather of Hiplife in the founding of the musical movement, as well as the Mobile Boys a group of aspiring rap artists as they try to make it in the music business. With humor and personality these characters move across the political and musical landscape of urban Ghana.
<br><i>&quot;...cleverly portrays contemporary West African expressive culture. It is especially important because it shows the importance of Pan-Africanism and African Diasporic artistic and political connections to people in Africa.&quot;--Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Author
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<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b>NEW The Mseyas</b> Available on DVD<br>AIDS kills more than two million people every year in Africa. As a result of this epidemic, there are more than 11 million orphans. This documentary is the story of the Mseyas, AIDS orphans from Iringa, Tanzania. Alberina, Maria, Amos and Orsolina live on their own and face a life of struggle without resources.
<span></span> <br>Gustavo Vizoso | documentary | 52 minutes | 2007 | $225<br><a onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)" href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=q4sc5ecab.0.di7pefcab.7jtq8sbab.1891&amp;ts=S0288&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thirdworldnewsreel.org%2Frecord.cgi%3Frecno%3D523" target="_blank">
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<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><b>NEW Ritual Rhythms: Candombe<span></span> </b>Available on DVD<br>This documentary explores the history and modern reality of candombe, the drum music of Uruguay&#39;s black parade bands. It is a way of life that was born in the musical gatherings of slaves in urban marketplaces and plazas. Despite persistent racism, the 200,000 Uruguayans of African descent experience candombe as a way of life, as part of the cast of characters that inhabit the tenements of Montevideo&#39;s Reus and Ansina neighborhoods, where parents rock cradles with drummed lullabies, and children learn to play drums on oil cans. Moving from riveting musical performances to detailed discussions of the history of slavery and the historical development of candombe,
<i>Ritual Rhythms</i> is an exciting and informative introduction to candombe, the music of Afro-Uruguay.<br>Mabel Maio | documentary | 48 minutes | 1999 | $175 <br><a onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)" href="http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=q4sc5ecab.0.reyziecab.7jtq8sbab.1891&amp;ts=S0288&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thirdworldnewsreel.org%2Frecord.cgi%3Frecno%3D519" target="_blank">
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