Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba


What does “Está Rico” by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with “Made For Now” by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both high-jacked AfroBeats and did not give the genre’s origin props. Bakosó is a film that does the opposite, following DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration from the new sounds. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade.


Principal Cast
Isnay Rodriguez- “Dj Jigüe”
Ozkaro Delga2 - Key Cast“Ozkaro Delga2”
Maykel El Padrino - Key Cast“Maykel El Padrino”
El Inka - Key Cast “El Inka”

Director: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Producers: Los Hermanos Fantauzzi
Editor: Alian Hernandez
Cinematographer: Toussaint Avila Alvarez, Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Writer: Ayme Sosa Pompa

Director’s Biography

Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is graduate of UC Berkeley, he received his MA degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Eli is an award-winning filmmaker and currently directs FistUp.TV. Eli is curating his eleventh Annual Fist Up Film Festival in the Bay Area, California. His dedication to his craft is deeply connected to his commitment to social justice and the belief in the transformative power of film.