Hip Hop may have been born in America, but it is growing up in Africa. Fangafrika is a stylized look at the festival in Ouaga, in Burkina Faso, where Africa's best and brightest rappers gather using hip hop to tackle the serious issues facing Africans everywhere. The film is a who's who in African hip hop, from veterans like Pee Froiss, Daara J and PBS to up and coming hot acts. All are creating a dynamic new African identity for the mutable genre called hip hop.
Visit the film's home page (in French) - Fangafrika.com
This film originally aired as part of Doc-Debut, a regular series on Link TV highlighting unique and groundbreaking international documentary films. Each week features the US television premiere of a new foreign doc, offering American audiences unprecedented perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe. The series also provides a unique outlet for films by independent directors and producers to reach a much wider international audience.