JUSI I LOVE has already featured different music projects by multi-talented Sudanese singer Alsarah (‘Silt‘, ‘Alokoan Baladi‘, ‘The Sounds of Taraab‘). For the promising Hajooj Kuka directed documentary ‘Beats of the Antonov‘ Alsarah used her talents as an ethnomusicologist and recorded field-recordings from the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains people. Listen to four of the tracks below and watch the freshly released trailer for the documentary.
Here is the synopsis of the film: “‘Beats of the Antonov’, a feature documentary that tells the story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war, and, more specifically, how the fear of the Russian-made Antonov planes that bomb these areas has had an unexpected result. Thanks to remarkable access, the film – directed by Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, and produced by Sarah Abunama-Elgadi and Steven Markovitz for Big World Cinema – reveals how challenge and conflict can bring the best out of people, reflecting the music and identity in the above 2 conflict areas.”