Mali blues

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD [2017]
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The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in danger. As fundamentalist Islam and sharia law become more widespread, dance and music are prohibited and musical instruments are being destroyed. The documentary follows four musicians: pop star Fatoumata Diawara, ngoni player and griot Bassekou Kouyaté, street rapper Master Soumy, and Tuareg guitarist and bandleader Ahmed ag Kaedi. Each combines rich musical traditions with contemporary influences, using music to stand up to extremism and inspire tolerance and peace.
Singing for peace
Staying in Africa
Playing Tuareg music
Playing in Bamako
"Explain your Islam!"
"Women are wonderful"
Genital mutilation
Filming Haïdara
Return from exile
Playing in Ségou.

Additional Information
Subjects Popular music -- Mali -- 2011-2020 -- History and criticism.
Music -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Musicians -- Mali -- Social conditions.
Documentary films.
Publisher [Brooklyn, New York] :[2017]
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Gregor, Lutz, screenwriter, film director.
Diawara, Fatoumata, on-screen participant, performer.
Kouyate, Bassekou, 1966- on-screen participant, performer.
Master Soumy, on-screen participant, performer.
Kaedi, Ahmed ag, on-screen participant, performer.
Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, production company.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, production company.
Association relative à la télévision européenne, production company.
Icarus Films Home Video, film distributor.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Axel Schneppat ; editors, Markus CM Schmidt, Michelle Barbin.
Language English
English, French, Bambara, and Tamasheq dialogue; English subtitles.
System Details DVD; all regions; widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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