‘Crazy World’ is the Ugandan Action Film Poised to Bring Wakaliwood to the World

We caught up with ‘Uganda’s Tarantino,’ I.G.G Nabwana to talk the making of his new kung-fu kids flick

“The best kidz movie eva!” As the opening credits roll, the voice of V.J. Emmie, the Video Joker, cuts in with flawless comedic timing. “He’s the best director in the world…and father.”

Read more at: https://www.okayafrica.com/crazy-world-the-new-ugandan-action-film-from-wakaliwood/

FEATURE | Deutsche Grammophon Artist Peter Gregson On ReComposing Bach And Writing For The Movies

Scottish cellist and Deutsche Grammophon artist Peter Gregson talks about his rising career as performer and composer, and how both led him to write the score for the new movie ‘Blackbird’.

Classical musician or composer — both are demanding careers that are difficult to launch. Scottish cellist and Deutsche Grammophon artist Peter Gregson has managed to juggle both, with a rising profile in the field of movie music. He came to Toronto recently to attend the world premiere of ‘Blackbird’ at the Toronto International Film Festival, for which he wrote the original music.

Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2019/09/17/feature-deutsche-grammophon-artist-peter-gregson-recomposing-bach-writing-movies/

This Nigerian Magic-Realist Film Based in Igbo Tradition is Burning Up the Festival Circuit

We spoke to Abba Makama to get the story behind The Lost Okoroshi, his phenomenal new film about ancestral spirits that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Lost Okoroshi, by Nigerian filmmaker Abba Makama, takes audiences on a trippy ride into the clash between traditional and contemporary cultures in modern day Lagos. The movie made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2019.

Read more at: https://www.okayafrica.com/nigerian-magic-realist-film-lost-okoroshi/

INTERVIEW | Ludovico Einaudi Talks About His Musical Influences And Latest Release ‘Seven Days Walking’

‘Most-streamed classical music artist ever’ Ludovico Einaudi talks about his latest release, ‘Seven Days Walking’, and his musical influences in an exclusive interview.

Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi’s latest multi-CD project, Seven Days Walking, began with a simple premise: walking in the mountains around his home.

“I was in the mountains in Switzerland,” he recalls. Einaudi says he was taking some time to himself between projects, listening to a lot of music, and making sketches of the scenery he passed by every day on his long walks through the mountain paths.

Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2019/09/23/interview-ludovico-einaudi-seven-days-walking-cd-release/

Senegalese Filmmaker Mati Diop Tells a Haunted Story of Migration

We caught up with the celebrated director at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about her new film, Atlantics
It’s been a good year for French-Senegalese director Mati Diop and her film Atlantics.

The movie got its North American premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this month after wowing critics and audiences at Cannes, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix. Diop was the first Black woman to successfully submit a film in the Cannes competition, and naturally the first to win any award at the iconic festival.

Read more at: https://www.okayafrica.com/senegalese-filmmaker-mati-diop-at-tiff/