Reports from Other Continents is a platform for people to tell their own story. After the overwhelming response to the Reports in 2020, Le Guess Who? continued to reach out to artists, musicians, and creatives across the globe to find stories from within their local communities that should be shared with the world.
In Reports from Other Continents, people from all over the world share video reports on topics such as art, culture and music from within their local community —made specifically for, and commissioned by, Le Guess Who?.
New Reports from Sudan, Lebanon, Yemen, and Jordan now online:
Director Hassan Kamil follows Ensaf Fathi, a Sudanese female artist who works on an artistic project inspired by traditional cultures. Through this project, she travels to different regions in Sudan, exploring different cultures and music genres. Fathi sings in IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps; she sings for peace, freedom and equality.
Jaafar Touffar is a prominent Arabic Hip Hop artist from Lebanon. He has created a unique sound mixing Rap with Ataba (a traditional Arabic musical form) and Folkloric music that couldn't be studied in any formal institution. In a short film, directed by The Media Booth, Jaafar uses his music to reflect on the increasingly devastating situation in Lebanon. By referencing his music and talking us through some of his songs, we understand the pain of a people caught in a political situation not of their making.
In the video directed by Lina Khalid, free spirited musician Omran offers a glimpse of Amman’s buzzing music nights with underground dance spaces and jam sessions for classical Arabic music as well as independent indie and revolutionary music. He also highlights Layali il Uns; a music club he founded with Joud Al Tamimi that holds monthly events celebrating world heritage.
Director Ali Bin Amer explores the details of the success of the young Yemeni artist Salem Fadaq and how he was able to prove himself in the artistic field, even with his father's opposition to him. Salem proves to his father that he can succeed and that he has a unique art project that he and his brother, who Salem adopted artistically, will carry out.