Author Topic: The Rumba Kings  (Read 739 times)

BrazzaBoy on: March 10, 2018, 01:14

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Documentary thats coming out in 2018



Crazy thing about a month ago I was just gonna make a thread about how we should get together and organize a youtube page where we interview legends from yesterday and we make sure to use subtitles because our music is African music. Its not just us anymore, it went much further and beyond our borders. Figured we have to get this on record before most of those legends pass. Happy to see someone had the same idea and ia turning it into fruition. If you guys have any infromation i think they are still requesting rare images and rare moments from that period to add to the finishing product.

Matebu #1 on: March 10, 2018, 01:49

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Wow, this looks very, very good. And very, very comprehensive, featuring the historians whose books I've read.

This will be the first documentary to comprehensively document the early days and the roots. All other docs have been half-baked in that regard or just didn't mention it.

Many of the rhumba greats are either getting up their in years or have passed, so it's nice to have on camera to tell their story before it's lost.

CM PRINCE #2 on: March 10, 2018, 01:54

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This better be on Netflix

Matebu #3 on: March 10, 2018, 01:58

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This better be on Netflix

lol, chill. We'll be lucky it reaches the internet this year :D
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Longbluesquid #4 on: March 10, 2018, 03:02

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There needs to be a soundtrack for this

faithandwar #5 on: March 10, 2018, 23:36

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I was waiting for someone to make a thread on this! My dad hit me up letting me know about the trailer on FB awhile back. This looks really good.

But uh, my only concern is that if this becomes a big smash..... will the legends get any royalties for their estates? I'm not trying to be a detractor,but stuff like this has to be thought about.

faithandwar #6 on: March 10, 2018, 23:44

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Also Franco is WAAAAAAAY overdue for a feature-film. Franco's charisma, legendary guitar playing skills, partnership with Simaro, protégés/offshoots of OK JAZZ and alliance with Mobutu are all stories that are golden and would gain lots of interest. Someone needs to tell Djo Tunda Wa Munga to direct it, have an amazing soundtrack covered by contemporary Congolese artists and then BAM. A international box office hit.

BrazzaBoy #7 on: March 11, 2018, 00:01

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Yeah I would definitely be looking forward to a movie on Franco. Im waiting on new documentaries on zaiko and papa wemba. I seen both of the ones on papa wemba i believe a more recent one would be nice. Never got to see the one on Zaiko, its on amazon for sale just not sure how good it is. A documentary on Wenge would be nice. We shoudl get inspired by hip hop, they release new tupac and biggie documentaries every 3 years. We’d have more than enough to talk about and cover I’m sure. An inndepth look into Koffi’s life would be nice as well I’ve seen a few 10-15 minutes ones on french channels back in the days but the guy definitely deserves a full blown 2 hrs