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Reel Indie Film Fest Co-Presents
Music is Our Weapon
as part of the Toronto Black Film Festival

7pm FRI FEB 17
Carlton Cinema – 20 Carlton St, Toronto

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www.torontoblackfilmfestival.com

Reel Indie Film Fest (RiFF) is honoured to co-present “Music Is Our Weapon”, one of the feature films at the Toronto Black Film Festival. The screening will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday February 17th at the Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto. The full-length documentary chronicles Sarabi, a nine-piece band from Kenya who have risen from the most poverty-stricken region of Nairobi to win acclaim on major stages around the globe. Their music mixes all of the traditional elements of their native land and fuses them with a contemporary western sound while mixing them with lyrics that are both political and optimistic. It’s an amazing journey and one that every music lover will appreciate.  

Synopsis: A film portraying the philosophy, history and fight-for-justice of the most enthralling band in Kenya, which continues to build a bridge between all different social classes with their music and inspires a population living in abject poverty. MUSIC IS OUR WEAPON is a metaphorical journey of a young vibrant band that never ceases to believe that music is a weapon of CHANGE.

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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Indie Week would like to thank the Ontario Music Development Corporation for their support.