Black to Techno, artist and filmmaker Jenn Nkiru talks about techno

Directed by Jenn Nkiru, the fourth and final film in the ‘Second Summer of Love’ series in collaboration with Frieze, traces the lineage of techno via its birthplace in Detroit and later innovation in Berlin.

Opening with a series of vignettes of long-forgotten archive film paired with original shot footage by Jenn Nkiru, ‘Black to Techno’ explores the roles played by history, technology, geography and race that lead to the creation and emergence of techno as a sound. The film is ushered in by a series of voice-over interviews with leading academics and musicians. ‘Black to Techno’ presents an original and fresh narrative on the most influential sound in modern electronic music.

Artist and filmmaker Jenn Nkiru talks about techno and the making of her documentary in a new episode of the Gucci Podcast. Listen on: gucci.com/_Gucci_Podcast


Damion Pell
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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.