Monday 19th February
Join us at Republic for an exclusive screening of ‘BADMAN’ director debut of Trampery Republic member Raphael Boamah-Asare – an afterwork film affair, complimentary drinks from 18:00
Limited availability. RSVP with subject title ‘BADMAN’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackfish Collective’s film is a action packed story of money, murder and soul selling directed by Raphael Boamah-Asare
Raw energy and visceral eclecticism are encapsulated in the new EP ‘North King Street’ from Blackfish Collective, a group of young experimentalists. Formed in Dublin, the Collective comes from various African countries, including Nigeria, Angola and Zimbabwe. Many of the group arrived in Ireland as asylum seekers with their families when they were children. Blackfish Collective is all about encouraging freedom and individuality through creativity and they do just that in an innovative and unforgettable way.
‘North King Street’ is accompanied by a short film called ‘Badman Theme’, one of the tracks on the EP, which is inspired by the Bank of Ireland robbery that took place on February 27th, 2009. The film stars the Blackfish Collective and is produced by independent film studio Asare Simms and directed by Raphael Boamah-Asare.
Blackfish Collective were the winners of the Afropunk Battle of the Bands 2017 where they meet cinematographer/photographer/
Directed Raphael Boamah-Asare says “The energies that Blackfish Collective displayed on stage are so intriguing that I knew that they would be able to engage audiences with a full blown script and story. The collaboration with them and my film studio, Asare Simms, has been great as it’s my directors debut alongside Prettyboy Francis releasing his first EP. Complying all three songs off the EP into one film has really allowed me to experiment with genre smashing and making visual choices that truly represent the Blackfish spirit.”
Blackfish Collective founder Prettyboy Francis, said, “As it is a new year we hope to pick up where we left off, following up from last year with our Afro Punk performance and NME Emerging Artists Project winner, Caleb Kunle’s EP, Eden. The EP is called North King Street which is the name of the street that we lived on the first time we lived without our parents. Inspiration is also taken from the Bank of Ireland robbery on February 27, 2009. We feel it’s an honest representation and honest reflection of that time and how we felt. We were just trying to channel our anger onto the tracks.
“We want the ‘North King Street’ EP to remind our fans and new listeners that we are here, and prepare you for what we have coming through the first half of the year. It is Blackfish season”.