ABETI MASIKINI: THE STRUGGLE OF A WOMAN

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Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Column : Music, Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2014
Format : Mid-length
http://www.abetimasikinifilm.com

Before 1970 in DR Congo, singing professionally was taken as a job for men or for Bad Boys in certain families and the industry was hundred percent dominated by men and women were invisible.
Abeti Masikini (Elisabeth Finant), the daughter of the Congolese political figure Jean Pierre Finant assassinated with the first Congolese premier minister Patrice Emery Lumumba in 1961 stood up at age 16 and integrated the music industry and gained success by bringing new melodies, style, rhythm and soukous genre despite rejections, deceptions, failures and hate for being a woman and for her voice.
Written by: Laura Kutika
Produced and Directed by Laura Kutika et Ne Kunda Nlaba
Production compagny: Un Sourire Nouveau and Labson Bizizi-Cine Kongo Ltd

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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
  • FURTHER ARTS
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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