Pandza land

Director: Heike Roch

Pandza is a Mozambican style of music, and an expression: ‘’Das dificuldades, fazer oportunidades’’ - ‘’Turning challenges into opportunities’’. Pandza land focuses on the realities and relationship between ‘’Pais do Pandza’’ and the popular Mozambican style of music. The everyday expression came to be what it is through the music. It means to mix and involve one’s self. Pandza is mixing global and traditional rhythms in English, Portuguese and regional languages. The lyrics play with events of everyday life. This project was as much experimental as it was fun, capturing a moment in time in a country that is thriving on the joyful optimism of its people.

This film is part of a combined programme with: Dance for it. Both films dive into the world of modern music and dance styles from Africa.

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