Pledge To Support “Elders Corner” On Kickstarter
Following a year long stint in Lagos in 2009, Nigerian musician and film maker SIJI began his debut documentary dubbed ‘Elder’s Corner’, “a musical journey through pivotal moments in the colorful history of Nigeria as told through the lives and careers of the nations foremost music legends. It is a story about the eroding effects of colonialism, bitter ethnic clashes, politics, oil, power, money and their combined effects on a nation that recently celebrated its 50th year of self rule.”
“Elders Corner” featured a fitting video tribute to Afrobeat pioneer and music icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who would have turned 73 last Saturday. The video features anecdotes from a few of his avid admirer’s and peers who worked closely with him in his heyday.
From the Kickstarter page:
Shot against the colorful and gritty backdrop of some of Nigeria’s urban cities particularly Lagos and through the clever use of extensive in depth interviews, archival footage and still photographs, Elder’s Corner will take viewers on a musical journey through the country’s turbulent and colorful history. It will chronicle and showcase the lives and work of some of the leading exponents of the various musical movements that spawned Afrobeat, Juju, Apala, Highlife and Fuji music
With 11 days to go and pledges almost half way through on kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 to finish the documentary, AfrobeatRadio is appealing for your support to help finish this historical project. “we really need to get more PLEDGES in the can by winning over a few more supporters” says SIJI.
For those of you on TWITTER and Facebook, kindly continue to spread word about the documentary by talking about it amongst yourselves and sharing it with prominent DJ’s, bloggers, music magazines and key tastemakers in both the film and music community using the following URL; http://kck.st/n25k4W
A live fundraising event is also being considered to help drive the campaign beyond its target goal. Details of this will be made known once finalized to be finalized.