Previously at the ICA - Films
30 Jul 2015
The film will be introduced by Gilles Peterson, and followed by a Q&A with the band and director after the screening.
This short film documents the recording of Owiny Sigoma Band’s third album Nyanza.
This unique band is made up of three Londoners, brothers Louis and Jesse Hackett and their school friend Tom Skinner, and two elderly gentleman from Kenya, Joseph and Charles, both masters of traditional Luo instruments, the Nyatiti and the Nyidoungue drums respectively. Although the band have recorded in both Nairobi and London, this film documents the first time the Londoners have travelled upcountry to the small village outside of Kisumu where Joseph and Charles come from, to meet their families and play a special show for the villagers followed by an all-night celebration. The trip also saw them create field recordings which have formed the basis of their forthcoming album Nyanza. The process is documented as well as the band’s individual perspectives on this cross-cultural and cross-generational project.
Produced and directed by Ivan Ogilvie.