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FAKI: Soldiers of God

Garbin, David and Masi, Enrico (2013) FAKI: Soldiers of God. FILM. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:52140)

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Abstract

This short documentary film follows the urban path of a London-based Congolese brass band, FAKI, part of the Kimbanguist church, a transnational Afro-Christian movement. FAKI brass band members meet and worship in converted warehouses, anonymous within the urban fabric of the post-industrial metropolis. However, through their religious practice, territorial and sonic presence Kimbanguists have carved out ‘third spaces’ of re-enchanchment within the urban moral landscape. Focusing on the discourses, embodiment, spatiality and aurality of the spiritual warfare, the film explores how contemporary African diasporic churches are, in their own terms, reconfigurating dialectics of margin/centrality, invisibility/visibility in a ‘global city’ like London.

Item Type: Visual media
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: David Garbin
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2015 20:21 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52140 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Garbin, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6599-6791
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