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“I spoke to Alvin for about an hour to get an insight into the man and the movie he has done. The first thing that struck me about Alvin is his humble persona. He speaks slowly and sounds careful as he speaks. Quite the difference from the Alvin we have known as “The Lyricist” who belts out gospel hip hop vibey tunes. He is eloquent, well read and quite inspiring to listen to. He certainly goes down as a pioneer in a new generation of Zambians that are not afraid to push the limits.”

“Zambian hip hop comes to the Cannes film festival by Admin on Mon 24 May 2010 11:16 AM BST | Permanent Link | Cosmos Canadian director unveils short film about hip-hop in Zambia at the Cannes film festival. CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 21, 2010) REUTERS - Canadian director Noah Pink, brings his short film 'Zed Crew' to Directors Fortnight' at the Cannes Film Festival. "Alvin Fungo, the incredibly talented hip-hop artist, I found on MySpace, a few months before his album had even been released, he put a few songs on his MySpace page and I initially researched Hip Hop in Zambia, read some news articles about it, wrote down the names of all the Hip Hop artists I could find and just went through them one by one on their MySpace page and then I found Alvin and I just stopped," he said. The Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday (May 23).”

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