SummaryThis is the first audiovisual package to come out internationally about Colombian Hip Hop, a cultural expression adopted and adapted by the Colombian youth since the early 90's that has flourished in all of Colombia's principal cities. The DVD includes the feature length documentary Frekuensia Kolombiana as well as the first documentary about Colombian Hip Hop, Testimonios Hip Hop Colombiano. Also included are nine video clipsby different Colombian Hip Hop artists. The included CD is also the first compilation of Colombian Hip Hop and includes 18 tracks from Bogotá, Medellin, Cali, and Barranquilla. A 36-page booklet is also included with lyrics translated into English and a variety of information about the groups featured and their cultural and social background. All of the artwork was done by Bogotá's freshest stencil crew Excusado Print System. This is an independent project made possible by Intermundos, a grassroots non-profit based in Colombia.
Directed by Vanessa Gocksch and produced by Vanessa Gocksch and Walter Hernandez, Frekuensia Kolombiana explores the traditional forms of Colombian music and its relation to Hip Hop. By way of interviews, events, situations and landscapes, the documentary uncovers a youth that constructs from exclusion a movement of hope and truth. As we witness their efforts to self-produce, organize and multiply knowledge, we realize their necessity to perpetuate, communicate, give and exist. Through the lyrics of Tribu Omerta , Por Razones de Estado, Zona Marginal, and others, we discover the lucid consciousness of a youth that through art, seeks to awaken and renew its society. Frekuensia Kolombiana has been officially selected to participate in over 20 film festivals worldwide including the 24th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival 2008; 2008 Jacksonville Film Festival; The 11th Annual International Latino Film Festival, San Francisco, 2007; Documenta Madrid, Madrid, España, 2007; DOCSDF, Mexico City, Mexico 2007.