Owiny Sigoma Band // ICA Q&A + Documentary Premiere
July 20, 2015
Brownswood Recordings and Owiny Sigoma Band present “Nyanza”
Produced and Directed by Ivan Ogilvie.
This short film documents the recording of Owiny Sigoma Band’s 3rd album Nyanza.
This unique band is made up of 3 Londoners: brothers Louis and Jesse Hackett, and their school friend Tom Skinner and 2 elderly gentleman from Kenya, Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko, both masters of traditional Luo instruments, the Nyatiti and the Nyidoungue Drums respectively. Although the band have recorded in both Nairobi and London, this film documents the first time the Londoners have travelled upcountry to the small village outside of Kisumu where Joseph and Charles come from, to meet their families and play a special show for the villagers, followed by an all-night celebration. The trip also saw them create field recordings which have formed the basis of their forthcoming album, Nyanza. The process is documented as well as the band’s individual perspectives on this cross cultural and cross generational project.
With thanks to the British Council and The Arts Council.
The first screening will take place at the ICA London on the 30th July. More screenings to be announced!
30 Jul 2015
9:00 pm | Cinema 1 | £7.00 to £11.00