Support the production of the videoclip 'Kumbuka' by FAFOUL!

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Support the production of the videoclip 'Kumbuka' by FAFOUL!

<p><strong>Our first album &#39;STOU!&#39; was released in 2019 and&nbsp;we would now like to make a final videoclip for a song that is dear to us, <a href="" target="_blank">&quot;Kumbuka&quot;</a> (= &quot;Remember&quot;).</strong></p> <p><strong>The song questions our ancestors about the colonial past. It retraces in a chronological way the two periods that marked the Belgian colonization of Congo. The song is meant to be educational, without taboos and calls for a collective awareness!</strong></p> <h2>Genesis and creators of the project</h2> <p>Do you know FAFOUL?</p> <p><img alt="" height="218" src="" width="311" /></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">FAFOUL</a> are two &#39;zinnekes&#39; from Brussels, Gilles and Renaud. Two childhood friends whose paths crossed again in their twenties. Both share a love for music and share the same commitment on a professional level, both being social workers. The idea in 2018, was to create an album together around social issues that move them.</p> <p>It&#39;s after having recorded a &#39;love song&#39; entitled&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">&#39;Mon &eacute;tincelle&#39;,&nbsp;&nbsp;</a>that they came up with the idea to produce an album.&nbsp;The idea became more refined and the aim was to have an eclectic, grass-roots and socialy engaged album.</p> <p>Renaud being multi-instrumentalist, composed &amp; arranged the songs. Gilles having an experience of writing and rapping in the Brussels group Ozmose, wrote and interpreted the lyrics.</p> <p>The album deals with topics such as gender, migration, capitalism, our relationship to consumption, the situation in Palestine, ... .</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>Obviously, FAFOUL collaborated with different artists to finalize the songs such as trumpeter <a href="" target="_blank">Eric Yovogan</a>, violinists Cristian Adriesii and Alexia Sonveau, saxophonist Pieter Eerlings, electric guitarist Augusto Lao Martin and baglama player <a href="" target="_blank">Harun &Ouml;zdemir</a>!</p> <p>Three songs led to a featuring: the group <a href="" target="_blank">Ozmose</a> for the song <a href="" target="_blank">&quot;Nunca m&agrave;s&quot;</a>, the Palestinian singer <a href="" target="_blank">Alaa Shublaq</a> for the song <a href="" target="_blank">&quot;Pour Mahmoud&quot; </a>and the Belgian-Congolese sisters <a href="" target="_blank">Anita</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Marie Daulne</a> for the song &quot;Kumbuka&quot;.</p> <p>The video-clips that accompanied the songs were entirely self-produced and FAFOUL was able to count on numerous collaborations with committed citizens and militant associations.</p> <p>For example, &quot;Nunca m&agrave;s&quot;, which deals with the issue of migration, was filmed during the anti-racist demonstration in 2019 in collaboration with the <a href="" target="_blank">citizen platform in support of refugees</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">M.R.A.X.</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">21/3 platform</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">the coordination of undocumented migrants</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Nomad&#39;s Prod</a> and other artists, activists and citizens committed to the issue such as Alexis Deswaef, Joy Slam, Zakia Khattabi, Zo&eacute; Genot, the voice of undocumented migrants, Francine Kouablan,... .</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" height="281" scrolling="no" src=";display_name=YouTube&amp;;;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" title="YouTube embed" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>For &quot;Kumbuka&quot;, we wanted to take the message further!</p> <p>The song already counts on the beautiful collaborations of the Belgian-Congolese sisters and artists Anita and Marie Daulne. Two singers ans sisters, engaged for more than 20 years in the fight and the recognition of an Afropean identity, through music.</p> <h2>At the intention...</h2> <p>It is, among other things, after a &quot;de-colonial&quot; guided tour organized by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">collective colonial memory and fight against discrimination</a> in Brussels that we found it important to address this topic in our album.</p> <p>Indeed, we started from the observation that this period is very badly known by the Belgian population and that, in the need to come to terms with this dark past, it was necessary to go through a duty of memory. Because &#39;kumbuka&#39;, &#39;remembering&#39;, is a first obligatory step towards recognition of what happened!</p> <p>For without knowledge, don&#39;t we risk reproducing the mechanisms that justified this colonial practice in the first place? Isn&#39;t it, among other things, the lack of knowledge about the colonial past that, to this day, feeds the racist and imperialist trends again and again?</p> <p>It is clear that colonial propaganda has allowed to justify and convince this tyrannical project! History has not been restored, but rather has been evangelized, whitewashed in the image of a so-called civilizing work.</p> <p>It only takes a short walk around certain cities, to observe certain monuments, statues, street names, folk traditions, expressions,... to realize that this past still praises the dominant, while picturing a denigrating image of the so-called &#39;dominated&#39;.</p> <p><img alt="" height="259" src="" width="359" /></p> <p>Getting to know this past better is therefore also a way to become aware, to nuance and to be able to position oneself as a citizen of Belgium and of the world.</p> <p>Be aware, far from us the will to appropriate or be the protagonists of anti-colonial struggles!&nbsp;This song is an interpellation, an appeal to the awareness of our country, its royalty, its institutions and its citizens to learn about, to recognize, remember and never forget this past, hoping that acts of reparation and deconstruction will continue to follow!</p> <h2>From a song to videoclip...</h2> <p>For the realization of this last videoclip, we wanted to call upon external people, sensitive to the topic and with an experience in the production of videoclips. We are therefore pleased to collaborate with <a href="" target="_blank">David Marolito</a> as a director and as co-director and cinematographer <a href="" target="_blank">Pierre Vanneste</a>.</p> <p>Here, according to our director, is the universe (in french) in which we would like to immerse you through this clip:</p> <p><em>&quot;Un chant qui interroge nos anc&ecirc;tres, d&eacute;nonce la responsabilit&eacute; de notre &eacute;tat, de la folie coloniale de la monarchie belge qui fit du Congo son &quot;jardin personnel&quot;.<br /> Regarder le pass&eacute; en face pour construire un avenir commun sans &quot;blanchir&quot; la m&eacute;moire. Aim&eacute; C&eacute;saire nous rappelle &agrave; tous que &quot;la colonisation a ensauvag&eacute; l&#39;Europe&quot;, et la reconstruction de notre humanit&eacute; passera par le devoir de m&eacute;moire et la justice r&eacute;paratrice.</em></p> <p><em>S&#39;il est n&eacute;cessaire de d&eacute;boulonner le roi de sa statue qui tr&ocirc;ne encore dans les rues de notre ville, il est &eacute;galement vital de faire tomber cet assassin de son cheval dans nos chants, nos danses et nos peintures.</em></p> <p><em>&quot; Travail forc&eacute;<br /> &nbsp;Des mains coup&eacute;es<br /> &nbsp;Des corps viol&eacute;s<br /> &nbsp;D&#39;enfants crucifi&eacute;s<br /> &nbsp;Totems pill&eacute;s<br /> &nbsp;Terres exploit&eacute;es<br /> &nbsp;L&#39;or blanc immacul&eacute;<br /> &nbsp;De sang colonis&eacute;&quot;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> A travers les guerres, les massacres et les pillages, le crime colonial continue d&#39;exister aujourd&#39;hui, dans les mines de coltan du Congo ou les puits de p&eacute;trole du delta du Niger.</em></p> <p><em>Ouvrir la boite de Pandore. Faire tomber les masques blancs dans une &quot;boite noire&quot;. Mettre en image ce chant pour rompre le tabou noir &amp; blanc.<br /> Faire dialoguer la musique avec la danse afro-contemporaine et la calligraphie urbaine. Ralentir le mouvement pour mieux regarder le geste, pour rendre perceptible l&#39;invisible. Battre du pied dans le sable du temps, honorer les morts et les vivants dans les d&eacute;serts de nos cit&eacute;s d&#39;or et d&#39;acier.&nbsp; Ciseler des visages et des figures en clair-obscur pour mettre en lumi&egrave;re la dignit&eacute; du colonis&eacute;.</em><em>&quot;</em></p> <p><em>-David Marolito, director of the video clip &quot;Kumbuka&quot;-</em></p> <p>Without revealing everything, the clip will thus picture a&nbsp;declamation, dance and urban calligraphy in a black box.</p> <p>All this, with a dynamic and contemporary post-production.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>For more images: <a href="" target="_blank">moodboard Kumbuka</a></p> <h2>Why support us?</h2> <p>Help us to finalize this latest project in the FAFOUL saga!&nbsp; Support us in the making of our video!&nbsp; It&#39;s also a way to show that you care! You will find all the counter-parts on this page but feel free to contribute or share this call for support in your network and on social media, that is another way to participate in the project!</p> <p>Please note that if we exceed the expected amount, not only will we be able to properly pay the people involved (and we all know that professionals in the cultural sector have suffered in recent times ...) but we will also be able to make a generous donation to the organization &quot;colonial memory and fight against discrimination&quot; which do a great job of awareness and interpellation on this issue!</p> <p>To your piggy banks and a big THANK YOU!</p> <p>FAFOUL</p>

Allocation of funds

<p>You will find below a breakdown of the budget and therefore of your contribution if we reach our goal: 3000&euro;! &nbsp;A clip with small means but with committed people and creativity</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>




  • 14 contributions
A big thank you and get your name in the credits of the videoclip!

Estimated delivery: November 2020



  • 14 contributions
A big thank you, your name will appear in the credits of the videoclip and you will get our album for free in digital format!

Estimated delivery: November 2020

Our gratitude + crédits + album and come see the preview !


  • 10 contributions
Your name will figure in the credits and you will recieve the digital album. And with all of that, an invitation to see the preview together! If you can't come we will send you the clip before it's release ;-)

Estimated delivery: November 2020

Album + credits + preview of the video-clip + citytour!


  • 2 contributions
In addition to the basic counterparts, and with all of that, a special decolonial and social citytour of brussels !

Estimated delivery: December 2020

Album + credits + preview + citytour + a song for you!


  • 3 contributions
Beyond the album that you will recieve, your name in the credits, an invitation for the preview and a citytour...pick a song from the album and we will sent you a personnalised live accoustic recording of it!

Estimated delivery: December 2020

150€ or more? All of the above + all our gratitude!


150€ or more? WAW! Thanks a lot! You'll get all the rewards and the whole world will know how grateful we are!

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