Jende ri Palenge, 2011

Jende ri Palenge, 2011
Category: Documentary
Format: DVCAM
Running Time: 35 min
Directed by: Santiago Posada & Simon Mejia
Distribution: Souljazz Records
Production Company: Third Channel
Sound Post: Santiago Posada (StudioAural)

The village of San Basilio de Palenque in Colombia was founded by Benkos Biohó in the XVIIth century. It is the first walled community of runaway slaves in the Americas to have gained independence from the colonizing regime. In 2008, the first ever music-recording studio of the village was set up, in an effort to help preserve their endangered musical heritage. This film follows three of the singers that passed through the doors of San Basilio Estudio.