Hip Hop Burkinabé (Burkina Faso Mini-Doc)
In 2009, Nomadic Wax took a trip to the dusty capitol city of all things moped-related... Oh wait, I meant to say Ouagadougou, the capitol city of the small West African country Burkina Faso. A tiny, but vibrant little city, Ouagadougou immediately captured my imagination. From the scooter traffic jams, to the long history of African Arts (especially Film, see FESPACO), it was truly a pleasure for us to be there. We were screening our film Democracy in Dakar at the Waga Hip Hop Festival, a truly unique annual music event celebrating African Hip Hop at its finest. Not only is Burkina Faso able to bring in some of the best and most innovative acts from around the continent, but the country also boasts one of the best Hip Hop scenes I have seen anywhere. So we made this short little piece, hoping to create some sore of small little window for the rest of the world into this amazing place.