Teachers College, Columbia University New York, NY
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Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 4PM
100% Arabica, blends Algerian Rai music, culture clash issues, and satirical commentary about aspects of the Muslim religion into a lively, positive and lighthearted comedy set in contemporary Paris. 100% Arabica is a showcase for Rai music. Primarily Eastern in style, Rai incorporates elements of Western rock, funk, and rap. Rai lyrics have traditionally been bold and often racy, lacing socio-political commentary and a sassy streak of anti-authority backtalk. The stars of the movie, Khaled and Cheb Mami, are well-known Rai singers, and their charm and charisma is evident. They bring energy to the concert sequences and seem at ease during the non-singing segments. Great music and great fun!
Brazil/Switzerland, 1997, 85 min, Musical comedy, Mahmoud Zemmouri, dir.
Teachers College, Columbia University (View)
525 West 120th Streeet - Room 263 Macy
New York, NY 10027