Mama Goema :: Tri Continental Film Festival 2011

“A journey to the heart of the Mother City and a beat called goema. With indigenous roots, colonial influences and shaped by Cape Town’s slave history, goema’s blueprint lies in the city’s carnival culture. It is from these traditional festivities that contemporary variations have emerged. Defiant rock marking the collapse of apartheid and healing jazz in the wake of South Africa’s democratic rebirth. Mama Goema charts the evolution of goema through composer Mac McKenzie, multi-instrumentalist Hilton Schilder and a cast of Cape Town’s diverse musicians and sees the city’s most representative sound take a bold step into the future.”

The Tri Continental Film Festival (TCFF)
Johannesburg, Tshwane & Cape Town | September 2011

ONLINE BOOKINGS:
Mama Goema (55min) screens with Kitso Lelliott’s The Tailored Suit (17min). N.B. Most online bookings only carry the title The Tailored Suit.

JOHANNESBURG
Rosebank Nouveau

- Sunday 11 September 2011 @ 12.00 *
- Saturday 17 September 2011 @ 14.15 *
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TSHWANE
Brooklyn Nouveau

- Wednesday 28 September 2011 @ 18.00
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CAPE TOWN
V&A Nouveau

- Saturday 17 September 2011 @ 20.00 *
- Friday 23 September 2011 @ 20.15 *

* Filmmakers in attendance

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3 Responses to Mama Goema :: Tri Continental Film Festival 2011

  1. Dickie King says:

    The chance meeting was great and sparked off motivation to view a documentary that I may otherwise have, regrettably missed! Thank you for the encounter. As I said, the subject matter is largely out my ambit, and by default, I had to appreciate the film from a visual and cinematic point of few – since sight is my predominant sense. I truly appreciated the construct and editing, and as much as optics is the geometry of light, so is music the arithmetic of sounds. I enjoyed the sympathetic syncopation of jazz that jossled with the visual imagery, keeping the interplay dynamic and rhythmic. No doubt there was a lot of factual content and that is why I would also like to watch the film again. I’m remedial that way as I cannot muliti-filter, and would therefore appreciate if I could get my copy of the doccie that you have so lovingly spent 2 years in the making and editing.

  2. Bradley Baard says:

    Congratulations and well done to all of you for creating such a beautiful, sensitive, fun, fascinating & deeply informative film. Wonderful, thank you. Wishing you all success further with Mama Goema.

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