Document 2019 Lisbon Beat
Sat 26 October 2019
Lisbon Beat is an exuberant documentary portrait of a city and its musicians, highlighting the innovative Afro-Portuguese music scene thriving on the outskirts of Lisbon. Cinematographer Vasco Viana and Lisbon-born, London-based DJ Rita Maia depict a vibrant and diverse community of musicians and producers, young and old, from Angola to São Tomé, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau - each establishing their relationship to this complex city.
Followed by a Q&A with Director and DJ Rita Maia.
This screening is presented in collaboration with The Unity Centre and Arika.
Lisbon Beat after party Club Night @ Stereo, Glasgow
RRRRRR! Dress to sweat and dance ‘till you drop with DJ sets from Lisbon Beat co-director and DJ Rita Maia and Príncipe Discos artist DJ Firmeza.
Rita Maia’s sets trace a path through a vibrant range of dance musics from across the world, with a focus on the influences of African sounds and Afro-Futurism; whilst Firmeza’s sound has hit new heights with the release of his new EP, Ardeu, which finds the artist delivering improvised “animação” vocals over his own hypnotic takes on kuduro and batida, as well as more abstracted explorations into percussive techno - or as Boomkat Records put it, “producing a form of mutant, minimalist techno, that counts as some of the most irresistible dance music on the planet right now.”
Doors 11pm, £7 on the door
Rita Maia, Vasco Viana | Portugal | 2019 | 75m
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