Student Documentary Premiere: Stadium Hotel

by isised | October 7, 2012

Stadium Hotel
A Portrait of Lagos and its Musicians in the Years After Independence

Lagos, Nigeria, 1960. Highlife, a West African musical form which had been developing since the early twentieth century, was at its peak. In the years that followed Independence, a young generation of musicians played in clubs across Lagos, releasing a steady stream of records which mixed Highlife with new influences from around the world. By the end of the following decade, a devastating civil war coupled with the impact of successive military coups had dealt a heavy blow to the music industry which these artists had helped build. Drawing upon the memories of these musicians, and the words of those who have lived and worked around them, this film tells the story of their heyday, and reflects upon its legacy in the city in which they played.

Where: St. Anne’s MOLT
When: Friday Week 2 (19th of October)
Time: Begins 7.00pm sharp (approximately 40 minutes)
Tickets: £2 on the door

Produced by:
Tom Gardner (St Anne’s College, Oxford)
Felix Bazalgette (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)
Max Millington (St Peter’s College, Oxford)
Josh Hughes (London College of Communication)

Sponsored by the University of Melbourne