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China Remix: African Migrant Life in Guangzhou


EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to internet connectivity problems beyond our control, the audio quality of this edition of the podcast is bit lower than usual. Our sincere apologies.

The African migrant population in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is largely made up of traders, predominantly from Nigeria. However, to define the community in such limited terms does not do justice to the real diversity that exists within the African diaspora in China. The new short-documentary “China Remix” showcases the dynamism and challenges of the African migrant population in China through the stories of several musical performers who are trying to build a new life in Guangzhou.

The film’s New York-based producers Melissa Lefowitz and Dorian Carli-Jones join Eric & Cobus to discuss their new film and how these African migrants are assimilating into Chinese society.

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