Besides his artistic career, Luis has been an Ethnomusicology lecturer in various
Universities and conducted interdisciplinary research in three different continents from
which he has published academic articles, documentaries and academic books mainly
on the study of musical circulation within an Afro-Asian context in Western Sahara,
Mauritania, South Africa, Algeria, Mali, Zimbabwe, India, Spain and Malaysia.
This documentary was internationally awarded with the conservation award at the Nepal fillm festival in conjunction with the British Library. It shows Edgar Bera's studio at the Mbira Republic in Dzivarasekwa outside Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Bera (or Shumba) is one of the few mbira makers able to manufacture six types of Zimbabwean mbiras related to a broader musical heritage in southern Africa. This documentary reveals the mbira playing and mbira making of Bera during 2015.
Adama Drame shows how a Malian musician residing in Bamako performs various musical styles from Mali and interconnected to other places beyond nationhood.
Abahlali choir during the making of the album at the Unniversity of Fort Hare. This project is part of the Post-Marikana resistance songs project.
Educational DVD series for tertiary education on how to play six types of Zimbabwean mbiras and its cultural relationship with southern African music.