JENDE RI PALENGE
RUNNING TIME 37:10 MIN
Santiago Posada & Simon Mejia
“We are here in Palenque only by accident, we should all be in the black continent, in Angola!”
The village of San Basilio de Palenque in Colombia was founded by Benkos Biohó in the XVIIth century. It is the first walled community of runaway slaves in the Americas to have gained independence from the colonizing regime.
In 2008, the first ever music-recording studio of the village was set up, in an effort to help preserve their endangered musical heritage. This film follows three of the singers that passed through the doors of "San Basilio Estudio".
Jende Ri Palenge will be released by Souljazz Records in the summer 2011, in a 1x DVD 2x CD Box set including the film, the original music and remixes by electronic producers from around the globe.
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