Akosua Adoma Owusu film
The artist and filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu has released a film called Drexciya, but don’t get too excited as it’s not a documentary about them (which some smart person should totally get onto making) but a newly released 12 minute art film. Her website describes it as, ‘A portrait of an abandoned public swimming facility located in Accra, Ghana. The Riviera was once known as Ghana's first "pleasure" beach. A one-time extravagant Ambassador Hotel of post-colonial - early Kwame Nkrumah era, the Riviera Beach Club thrived until the mid-1970's. The Olympic sized pool, now in a dilapidated state, is used for locals for things other than swimming. Inspired by the myth of Detroit electronic band, Drexciya.’ I’d love to see this as it looks and sounds intriguing. Drexciya’s influence certainly continues to mutate and grow. You can see a trailer, find out where its currently showing and read more about the film and artist at this link.