I samarbeid med Pan-afrikansk studentunion presenteres musikkdokumentaren Wahenga av Amil Shivji og Rebecca Corey, om den tanzaniske musikeren John Kitime og hans innsats for å holde Tanzanias «nasjonalmusikk» Zilipendwa levende. Gratis entré.
Wahenga is an Afro Jazz documentary, a first from East Africa, illuminating the genre of music known as 'Zilipendwa'. More than the soothing 'golden era' of dance music it is known as, Zilipendwa characterises a post-independence era common in Africa, where state-sponsored recordings served to unite people and create a common national identity.
John Kitime, an energetic musician in his 60s, puts together a band to revive the dying sound of Tanzanian Zilipendwa, music from the early independence era. Weaving memories of the past and dreams for the future, John and his bandmates revisit the era of gleaming horns and packed dance halls as they struggle to keep the music alive in a passionate argument for “the ones that were loved". Will they succeed?