Casablanca Beats

A retired rapper comes to work at an arts centre in an underprivileged neighbourhood of Casablanca, teaching the kids to express themselves through rap and hip hop. They start out a bit rough, but as time goes on they learn and grow, and each kid does a rap about what’s going on in their lives, and at the end there is a concert, and the teacher sagely nods, seeing how far they’ve come. So pretty much by the numbers.

I forgot, going into this, how much anxiety it gives me to watch folk perform on stage, even in a fictional film. And learning to rap, it just made me go, “Eeeeee!” That being said, all the actors were really good, the dancing was ace, and the film hung together really well.

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

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