When:
Saturday, Nov 05, 2022 10:30p -
11:30p

Where:
204 Massachusetts Avenue
204 Mass Ave
Arlington, Massachusetts 02474

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Admission:
$12

Categories:
Art, Festivals & Fairs, History, Kid Friendly, LGBTQ+, Movies, Music

Event website:
https://aiffest.org/program

Saturday, Nov 5 @ 10:30 PM

THE RUMBA KINGS (1hr 34min)

Alan Brain | 2021 | Doc | Peru/Congo | NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE

The award-winning musical documentary film, The Rumba Kings celebrates the epic quest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an African nation that fought colonial oppression, found freedom, and forged a new identity through music. In the 1950s, when the DRC was a Belgian colony, a generation of Congolese musicians fused traditional African rhythms with Afro-Cuban music to create the electrifying beat of Congolese Rumba, a beat that would carry Congo through its independence and conquer the entire African continent with its infectious groove, captivating guitar licks, and smooth vocals.

Awards: Best Feature Length Documentary at Festival Int’l du Film PanAfrican de Cannes, France; Global Impact Award at Richmond Int’l FF, USA; Best Documentary Limited Competition at Doc'N Roll FF, UK; Audience Award at Musical Ecran, France; Best Music Doc at Melbourne Documentary FF, Australia; numerous international screenings as an Official Selection.

Sponsored by Arlington Jazz Festival

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