Video documentary: "Red Earth Hip Hop"
Nokia just published a video documentary I think is really worth you while, and it's shot entirely on the Nokia Lumia 920. This video, made by Jason van Genderen, is the winner of the Nokia x SundanceLDN Short Film Competition. In its press release, Nokia writes:
Take a music culture built on survival and introduce it to the world's oldest surviving indigenous race. 'Red Earth Hip Hop' is an inspiring, visceral documentary that examines the underground pulse that's travelled all the way from the Bronx to the red heart of the Australian outback, empowering a new generation of Aboriginal Australian youth with both story and voice.
Didgeridoo meets turntable. Clap sticks meet beatbox. Under the wing of Australian Hip Hop artist 'Morganics', we'll visit a regional community and witness first-hand the birth of a new music culture, seen through the eyes of a Nokia Lumia 920. This time, there's no ghettos or urban jams. This stage is built on clay sands and millennia of story.
If ever there was a music to liberate the oppressed and celebrate the magic of song... that music would be 'Red Earth Hip Hop'.
It's my pleasure to share it here, although clearly the sound was recorded with different equipment (in stereo, that is).