1. A Portrait of Lagos and its Musicians in the Years After Independence

    Lagos, Nigeria, 1960. Highlife, a West African musical form which had been developing since the early twentieth century, was at its peak. In the years that followed Independence, a young generation of musicians played in clubs across Lagos, releasing a steady stream of records which mixed Highlife with new influences from around the world. By the end of the following decade, a devastating civil war coupled with the impact of successive military coups had dealt a heavy blow to the music industry which these artists had helped build. Drawing upon the memories of these musicians, and the words of those who have lived and worked around them, this film tells the story of their heyday, and reflects upon its legacy in the city in which they played.

    Produced by:
    Tom Gardner
    Felix Bazalgette
    Max Millington
    Josh Hughes

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  2. This is the trailer for our documentary Stadium Hotel. If you like it please check out the full length version here: vimeo.com/51962303 and let us know what you think below.

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  4. Trailer for documentary project in development.
    June 2011.
    Black Stars of Highlife : : Analysis Lost Productions Ltd.

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  5. Teaser compilation for documentary project in development.
    * What is Highlife? *
    May 2011.
    Black Stars of Highlife : : Analysis Lost Productions Ltd.

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