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This is a delightful movie with great acting and awesome music, I love this one. AN AMIABLE PORTUGUESE SLACKER TAKES A ONE-WAY TRIP, TO CAPE VERDE TO DISCOVER HIS ROOTS IN AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY, BRIMMING WITH COLORFUL CHARACTERS, STUNNING , SCENERY AND GROGUE-FUELED ENCOUNTERS.
Check out the DJON AFRICA Trailer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpdWpXEpVe8&feature=youtu.be
Miguel (Miguel Moreira) — a.k.a. Djon África — a likeable aspiring musician with a knack for smooth talk, is coasting listlessly through a life of construction work, petty shoplifting and womanizing in Portugal. After coming into a little money, he impulsively decides to find his roots on the islands of Cape Verde, off Africa’s northwest coast, in search of his father. Though he identifies as African, he’s never visited – all he knows is what his grandmother has told him: that, long ago, his father was deported to Cape Verde.
Once in the capital, Praia, however, Miguel hits a dead end when he learns the aunt he was hoping would help him has been dead for a year. With vague information about some relatives who live in another town, he sets off across the island. But soon, the locals and their ways –especially the consumption of grogue, a powerful rum-based liquor — weaken his resolve, and he begins to give himself over to the island’s rhythms, immersing himself in a deeply pleasurable African odyssey brimming with colorful characters, boozy encounters and some requisite soul-searching.