Watch Neneh – THE FACE’s documentary celebrating the cultural impact of Neneh Cherry
With help from friends Honey Dijon, Zadie Smith and Robyn, the iconic musician revisits her Raw Like Sushi era.
Few artists captured the spirit of THE FACE from the late ’80s to the early ’90s as much as Neneh Cherry.
Following a vibrant cultural education from her creative family and the fearless post-punk band The Slits, Cherry’s solo career exploded with her seminal 1988 single Buffalo Stance, which appeared on her debut solo album Raw Like Sushi the following year.
Cherry’s cocktail of club music and hip-hop amplified her progressive values and a rebellious spirit. As a member of the immensely influential Buffalo collective alongside the likes of fashion legends Jamie Morgan, Ray Petri and the late Judy Blame, she’s widely recognised as one of the most subversively stylish musicians to ever grace the stage.
Cherry – who appeared on the cover of THE FACE twice: once in January 1989 and again in October 1992 – is now ready to look back on the formative years of her career. She recently released a new version of Buffalo Stance featuring Robyn, Mapei and Dev Hynes, which will appear on a collaborative album that’s dropping later this year.
In Neneh, the 17-minute documentary directed by Jess Kohl, Cherry is joined by her friend Dick Jewell, the photographer and filmmaker who made the 1989 documentary The Rise of Neneh Cherry, to reflect on her early inspirations, while Robyn, Zadie Smith and Honey Dijon call in to share their praise.
Director Jess Kohl Producer Adam Lilley Executive Producer Jennifer Byrne DOP Boin McLoughlin 1st AC Trevor Murphy 2nd AC Liam Merredith Gaffer Salvador Gomez-Lopez Spark Cullum Ross Sound Millie Gray Stylist Natasha Wray Talent MU Charlotte Yeomans Talent Hair Stylist Nuriye Sonmez Production Manager Katherine Bampton Production Assistant Jade Wickes Runner/Driver Grace Snellock Projectionist Michael Dias Car Hire Star Car Hire Researcher Georgie Done