Watch Yenkyi Taxi, a cool doccie on Africa’s influence on European electronic music
Italian Collective Crudo Volta presents a teaser for their forthcoming documentary, Yenkyi Taxi.
As expressed in their previous documentary, Woza Taxi, African urban music is playing an increasingly influential role in the fabric of European club culture.
African rhythms and drums are fast becoming a staple in European electronic music.
This new documentary sets out to document how this influence comes to play in the mind of an artist who is both European and African, more specifically Ghanaian.
The host of the documentary is Hagan, an electronic music producer from London of Ghanaian origin, in search of creative authenticity in a context of multiple identities.
Hagan joins the crew in discovering who’s making waves in the Ghanaian music scene.
Go back for that which you have forgotten
“Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” or “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten,” which is the aim of the project.
Yenkyi also chronicles Hagan’s new musical efforts as well as providing a great occasion to interact with local musicians making waves in the contemporary dance and electronic scene such as Gafacci (Akwaaba/Enchufada/Mixpak) and Rvdikal The Kid (Soulection/Flow Fi).
In order to understand your future, you need to explore your past and so they delve into the traditional music to see how it has meshed with modern elements to create Ghanaian contemporary music and what the possible future holds.
Yenkyi is an inspirational documentary that will inspire more artists to reconnect with their roots.
The full length Yenkyi Taxi will be out on April 12, for now you can watch the teaser.