Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 365 on 21 May 2021

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Asi-B Films in talks to show its South African hip-hop TV series and producing shorts from new youth talent for NFVF

21 May 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa has a huge variety of local music cultures but not so many films or TV series about their histories. Russell Southwood talks to Asi Mathaba, Founder, Asi-B Films about his latest offering, a history of South African hip-hop. Asi Mathaba spent four years researching and documenting the history of South African hip-hop. The series presents his relationship to the music and how it has changed over the years:”Everything is told from my point of view and looks at the people who influenced me like Public Enemy and Prophets of Da City.” The documentary has thirteen parts of 24…