Film Screening

Sheffield Doc/Fest presents Lisbon Beat

11 Dec 2019

 / 6:30pm to 10:00pm
 / Free
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A documentary portrait of a city and it's musicians, crossing generations and backgrounds, highlighting the innovative Afro-Portuguese music scene thriving on the outskirts of Lisbon.

Cinematographer Vasco Viana and Lisbon-born, London-based DJ Rita Maia depict a vibrant community of musicians and producers from diverse backgrounds each establishing their relationship to this complex city. Among those features are DJ Nigga Fox, previously represented by Portugal’s Principé label, and recently signed by Sheffield’s Warp Records.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Rita Maia.

Rita Maia
Best known as an international club DJ and broadcaster at Gilles Peterson Worldwide FM, Rita Maia is also a curator, record collector and creative director. Her work showcases artists from all over the world – from the sounds of London to Brazil, Angola and Portugal – making connections between rhythms and cultures, past and future, new emerging scenes and all the mutations in between.

Drinks provided by Absolut Vodka.