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Kanga 1992

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Kanga 1992

15 mins England Director. Ian Watts

Early 90s London gets a vibrant dose of African culture in this mini odyssey fusing dance, music and fashion. We join a young black couple who, embracing their African heritage, search Brixton market for traditional wedding clothes. Funded by the Arts Council as part of the Black Arts Video Project, Ian Watts' film offers a potted history of African cloth and design (the kanga is a versatile East African garment) and a showcase for stunning outfits by Tanzanian designer Farouk Abdillah.

Another film from the Black Video Arts Project, Cedar Wood & Silk, is also available on BFI Player.

Directed by

Ian Watts

Featuring

Barrie Naine

Brother Beng

Dennis Roper

Andrea McKenley

Genres

Drama-documentary

Tags

Costumes Hip Hop music Africa Cultural identity Fashion

Collection

Black Britain on Film

Released

1992

Country

England

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