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Jisabu — Cover Versions of Angolan Oral Tradition

We are proud to share the news that the Sound Connects Fund has selected our research project “Jisabu — Cover Versions of Angolan Oral Tradition” for funding. “Jisabu” is produced by 9FILMS and hosted on the educational platform Lugânzi — The Living Archive.

We envision a world where Africans contribute to the storytelling and history writing of the world by telling their own (hi)stories from their point of view. To reach this goal the production company 9FILMS aims to educate Angolan creatives in the audiovisual field and the initiative “Lugânzi—The Living Archive” intends to build an archive based on content inspired by our ancestral wisdom, which in return may inspire local creatives and communities.

The project “Jisabu – Cover Versions of Angolan Oral Tradition” researches proverbs in several national languages and intends to build an archive with the research results. Based on selected proverbs we create audio-visual content for children and youth in the form of a series of audio recordings and short animation films. Each film will promote a musical version of an Angolan proverb. Films and audio recording are made available for free on national media and here on our educational platform. As capacity building is key we train during the project illustrators, musicians and animators to get closer to our aim of training people in the audiovisual field. A documentary will be produced to share the making of the project and to reflect on Angolan oral tradition. Keep posted on our social media channels!

Institutional support:
The Sound Connects Fund, an initiative by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) and Goethe-Institut, funds “Jisabu – Cover Versions of Angolan Oral Tradition”. The Sound Connects Fund is made possible with funding from the ACP-EU Culture Programme, a project implemented by the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and funded by the European Union (EU). The Fund is also co-funded by Goethe-Institut and Siemens Stiftung.