Faaji Agba

Director: Remi Vaughan-Richards
Countries: Nigeria
Year: 2015
Running Time: 90min.
Language: English and Yoruba with English subtitles

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Faaji Agba is a six-year journey following seven, 68-85yr old Yoruba master musicians in Lagos, Nigeria. They were forgotten by society, until Kunle Tejuoso, owner of Jazzhole Records, rediscovered them. Their musical styles range from highlife, juju to afrobeat. Their story starts in 2009 and follows them to their New York performance in 2011 till their last performance in Lagos. Faaji Agba is a comment on Lagos history, culture and music from 1940 to 2014.