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Wednesday Watching
Wednesday Watching

Wed, Apr 10



Wednesday Watching

FREE | ALL AGES April 10: “Foli” and “How West Africa Went Psychedelic”. April 17: “All Eyes on Africa” with Dr Clem Marshall April 24: “Let’s Find a Way” with Waleed Abdulhamid *Under 12 need to accompanied by an adult.

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Time & Location

Apr 10, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Toronto, 264 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5A 4J6, Canada

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April 10

"Foli (Rhythm)" + “How West Africa Went Psychedelic”

Presented by Waleed Abdulhamid

Attend our Wednesday Watching as Waleed Adbulhamid discusses with us two short films “Foli” and “How West Africa Went Psychedelic”.

“Foli” is the word used for rhythm by the Malinke people. It encompasses more than sound - “Everything is rhythm”. The 11-minute film, directed by Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg in 2010, documents the rhythm of daily life of the Malinke people in Baro, Guinea. This film was edited following the Malinke rhythms, where you can hear, feel, and see the rhythm.

“How West Africa Went Psychedelic” is a 22-minute music documentary discussing the history and development of West African psychedelic music. The video shows clips and music samples from renowned West African bands and musicians including Super Djata Band, Zani Diabeté, Rail Band, Bembeya Jazz, and more.

In addition to presenting these documentaries, Waleed will be demonstrating musical elements relating to the films. Be ready for a musical ride!

*Under 12 need to accompanied by an adult.

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