Hit Music - Rhythm of the Revolutionary| 28mins
Director: Sascha Fulscher, Oskar Idin, Anna Weitz, Alex Veitch & Anna K | Producer: RaFILM
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Sweden
When the band Red Beans entered the musical scene of Sweden in the 1970s, they where driven by a conviction that music was a path to creating a better world. A belief in that everyone can participate and achieve things. They were part of a political music movement that in the light of the superficial 21st century music industry now seems far away. But straying away from the big bands and hit lists, you'll find that there is a brighter side to this picture. Appearing in this film, internationally renowned artists Le Tigre, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Chicks on Speed, show that you still can raise your voice and sing about an ever-so-unjust world. Returning to Sweden of today, this spirit echoes through artists like Laleh, MJM Propaganda, Radical Cheerleaders, Christine Owman and Svenska Akademien. Young bands who all successfully have delivered their radical statements through music.