Electrical rites in Guinea Conakry

IMZ World Music Film Screenings

Electrical rites in Guinea Conakry © Florian Draussin


Troisième Monde

Genre Documentary | Production Company Troisième Monde (France) | Co-Production Company CRRAV (France), Gsara (Belgium) | Associated Production Company Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains (France) | TV Director, Author Julien Raout, Florian Draussin | Camera Sébastien Pin, Julien Raout | Source video/audio HD/Stereo | Recorded Republic of Guinea, 2012 | Duration 52' 03"

“When you came to Guinea to produce a music documentary, you mentioned a village ritual driven by electric guitars...” The quest of the Electric Rite will take us on a journey from the capital Conakry, where the big bands of Independence (Bembeya Jazz, the Amazons...) are still active, to the villages of Upper Guinea, where griots and sorcerers-fetishists have swapped their traditional instruments for distorted electric guitars. From bush electrical rituals to major music venues in the capital, or more intimate music on the village square, this documentary celebrates the Guinean cultural diversity and tells the story of the Guinean love affair with an instrument brought by the colonists: the electric guitar.