The Donkey Boys
Donkey boys have allowed us to follow them up close. And it offers an honest portrait of Denmark's wildest music family
Wafande, Pharfar, Fresh-I, Shaka Loveless and Kaka are names that smells of joy, humor and rhythm. Together, the music collective Donkey Sound, and in this unique documentary series, we follow the Donkey boys who not only share the love for reggae, but also each other's family. In thick and thin, in sickness and in health. We follow them in their big ups, concerts, record releases and life as "rock stars". But we are also experiencing the downside of this - the miserable conditions in cheap hotels, cannabis psychosis and disappointing sales figures.
We come very close to Wafande, the man behind hits like "naughty" and "give me a smile," which shows that hiding second behind the smile, the rock star life on the road pulling threads to childhood in Christiania, and that his own urge to party can be difficult to manage and does not come from strangers.
We get a very private glimpse of Kaka, who is living the dream, the dream he has had since he was 10, but at a price. He struggles to find his voice in the Danish dancehall, to escape from Natasha's shadow, out of the fog and not least live up to the expectations raised by Donkey family.
We follow Fresh-In, producer of Shaka Loveless, who must now stand on their own feet. "Write your own songs" have Pharfar always told him, and now being written record deal with Universal and dream of a solo career is acted out.
We spend some intense moments with Pharfar, the experienced rat in the profession, with hits like "Let me roll you", "girls on the floor" and "Work Work" which has given him stardom. Now if any, by Pharfar that success comes and goes, "right now they seem young I'm cool, but there comes a time when they are thinking, who the hell is he the old"