Live Music Performance Excerpts
ROBBIE LEPPZER - Director, Videographer, Sound Recordist, Editor
Running Time: 3:18
GOKH-BI SYSTEM has emerged as one of the leaders of the African hip-hop movement, presenting a spirited blend of traditional Senegal music, hip-hop, funk and soul, rapping in English, French, Arabic, and Wolof, with themes centering on peace and social justice. A single-camera shoot filmed at a live concert at the Academy of Music,, Northampton, MA.
This short is part of an on-going documentary project, chronicling the work of the Senegal-America Project. For more information, visit www.arts-are-essential.org/Senegal-AmericaProject.html.
About The Filmmaker
Robbie Leppzer is an award-winning independent documentary director, producer, videographer, editor, and sound recordist, with thirty years experience producing over thirty independent film, video, and public radio documentaries for national and international distribution. His critically acclaimed works about contemporary social issues and multicultural themes have been broadcast globally by CNN International and broadcast nationally in the United States and Canada by PBS, CNN, Cinemax, Sundance Channel, HDNet, Black Entertainment Television, The Learning Channel, Link TV, Free Speech TV, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
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