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In Doc "Ni Wakati" ("It's Time") Dead Prez & Umi Head To Africa To Dispel Myths About The Continent & More...

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 12, 2011 at 5:11PM

From the ashes of the Mau Mau in East Africa to the Black Panthers in America, comes a movement to "awaken" black people globally; Hip-hop duo dead prez and Kenya's Ukooflani Mau Mau (a revolutionary youth movement of artists in the slums of Dandora in Nairobi), sought to "reconnect Africans as we witness the handing over the torch to the next generation."
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Ni Wakati

From the ashes of the Mau Mau in East Africa to the Black Panthers in America, comes a movement to "awaken" black people globally; Hip-hop duo dead prez and Kenya's Ukooflani Mau Mau (a revolutionary youth movement of artists in the slums of Dandora in Nairobi), sought to "reconnect Africans as we witness the handing over the torch to the next generation."

Titled Ni Wakati (or It’s Time), the film attempts to "re-introduce Africa’s rich diversity to the rest of the World," as M1 of dead prez and Umi (P.O.W.) travel to East Africa, where they connect with Ukooflani Mau Mau, sharing music, food and culture as they break mistaken myths about Africa.

They collectively travel to Arusha in Tanzania where they connect with former Black Panther members Mzee Pete O’Neal and Mama Charlotte O’Neal who are now community organizers there.

They bridge the gap between the young and the old, confronting the different challenges from the radical past of the panthers, to those faced by today's youth.

Ni Wakati (It’s Time) also features interviews with Geronimo Ji Jaga, Mama Charlotte O’Neal, Davey D, Toni Blackman, Binyavanga Wainaina, Kama Ngigi and Albert Josiah amongst others.

The film will soon be available as a digital download, but I have no dates on that yet. When I do, so will you.

In the meantime, watch the preview below:

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