Funkindustry, sur les traces de la city pop japonaise

Groove and funk are keywords for the Strasbourg-based band Funkindustry. Since 2014, people have been dancing joyously to their Jamiroquai and Michael Jackson-inspired rhythms. Then suddenly – thanks to social media – they discovered their unexpected popularity in Japan! Immersed in manga culture since their teenage years, the band was already well acquainted with city pop, Japan’s emblematic musical movement. And this is why they turned chance into opportunity, deciding to pay tribute to city pop by producing an album for the Japanese public, in collaboration with Japanese artists. 
After creating the album entirely remotely – via the Internet and videoconferencing – they were just two steps away from reality.t This is how all 6 Funkindustry members flew to Japan, to meet their audience, this time face to face: on tour. From Osaka to Tokyo, through Kyoto, Nagoya and Okayama, their odyssey takes us on a happy journey to the heart of Japanese city pop in the Land of the rising sun.
Enjoy now Funkindustry’s lively rhythms, numerous encounters, unusual discoveries and humor, all ingredients of this sparkling and explosive cross border/cultures project. 


Japon - Strasbourg, France

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Antoine Goetghebeur (writer-director) & Coline Gutter (writer)


France 3 Grand Est


Auditorium films


France TV
Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée
Région Grand Est
Eurométropole de Strasbourg