Akounak is the Nigerian remake of Purple Rain
“A revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cell phones – and the music of a new generation” is how director Christopher Kirkley describes his West African re-imagining of Purple Rain. The film is set in the desert of Niger and follows musician Mdou Moctar as he travels around on his purple bike with his guitar battling other musicians in the Tuareg style of music: guitar-driven, rhythmic, psychedelic.
The film was originally backed on Kickstarter and released in early 2015. Peep this wild clip from the film below.
Thank you Dangerous Minds for sharing this gem!