Samuel "Blitz" Bazawule (Blitz The Ambassador)

  • Samuel Blitz Bazawule (Blitz The Ambassador)
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Singer, Musician, Film director, Percussionist, Producer, Composer
Principal country concerned : Column : Music

Ghanaian musician, composer, percussionnist, Producer, Film Director and lyricist.

Sometimes he is credited as
Blitz The Ambassador
Sam "Blitz" BAZAWULE

Blitz Bazawule is a filmmaker and musician born in Ghana and based in New York. Blitz‘s short films Native Sun (2012) and Diasporadical Trilogìa (2016) premiered at New Voices in Black Cinema and the Blackstar Film Festival, respectively. Blitz is also the founder of the Africa Film Society, an organization focused on the preservation of classic African films. As a composer and musician, Blitz has released four studio albums, Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), Afropolitan Dreams (2014), and Diasporadical (2016). Blitz's feature directorial debut, The Burial Of Kojo (2018), premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival presented by HBO and won the Grand Prize of the Jury at 2019 Luxor African Film Festival, in Egypt. Distributed by ARRAY it is aired on Netflix. Blitz is a TED Fellow and recipient of the Vilcek Prize.



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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • 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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