Mali blues 2017 stream and watch online world music star fatoumata diawara prepares for her performance at the 2015 festival of the niger, her first in her home country of mali. Aug 19, 2016 mamadou and vanessa perform original, poignant music from mali. Well refund your credit card or we can credit your fandango account to use for another movie. Mali blues is a vibrant concert film and documentary that follows four malian musicians who use their music to stand up to religious extremism. Gregors film follows one of malis top stars, singer and actress fatoumata diawara as she takes us on a contemporary musical journey that introduces us to committed musicians who are fighting for unity and the freedom to express themselves through their music, including famed ngoni player and traditional griot bassekou kouyate, street. In partnership with carnegie mellon university international film festival mali is often regarded as the cradle of todays blues and jazzpart of a musical tradition and trajectory brought by enslaved africans to the american colonies. Blur frontman damon albarn has made several pilgrimages there, first recording an album with malian musicians back in 2002. Western audiences and artists in the know have held the music of the west african country of mali in high esteem for decades. Alongside fatoumata diawara the young shooting star of the global pop scene the movie makes us travel through breathtaking landscapes and discover malis agitated heart from bamako in the southwest to the festival au desert in northern timbuktu. West african country, mali, extends from forested regions into the sahara desert. A new music film tells the story of malis musical exiles. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Mali blues takes acclaimed writer lieve joris to west africa.
Bibbs lineage in the traditional blues sound has produced an earthy mix of folk and gospel dating back to the work songs of the deep south. A moving documentary about malis musicians and their fight against religious militants. As fundamentalist islam becomes more widespread, secular music is prohibited, instruments are destroyed and musicians are forced to flee their homeland. Mali s music defines the countrys cultural identity. When you think about malian music you usually think of the great names, like khaira arby, but there is also a brand new generation of malian artists who are determined, switched on politically, intellectual thinkers. This is mali blues international trailer by gebrueder beetz filmproduktion on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Their sound, influenced by west african rhythms and southern american blues, features the traditional 14stringed kamele ngoni hunters harp and the karinye, a traditional percussion instrument. But the africans she meets are survivors, fascinating individuals charting new ways of living between tradition and modernity. Bassekou kouyata is a celebrated ngoni player and traditional griot. You may exchange or request a refund for your entire order, less the convenience fee, through fandango up until the posted showtime. Poland 7 october 2016 warsaw film festival sweden november 2016 stockholm international film festival taiwan 17 may 2017 taoyuan film festival usa 30 june 2017 new york city, new york. Aug 09, 2016 director lutz gregor follows rising world music star fatoumata diawara as she prepares for her firstever concert performance in her home country of mali at the festival of the niger in 2015.
Since the nation made its debut in 1964, malian athletes had appeared in every edition of the summer olympic games, with the exception of the 1976 summer olympics in montreal because of the african boycott. Master kamele ngoni player mamadou sidibe is from the wassoulou region of mali, west africa. The west african country of mali is a cradle of the blues, a musical tradition later carried by the transatlantic slave trade to americas cotton fields. Mali blues should appeal both to world music fans and anyone interested in the increasing tensions between secular and religious forces in africa. Sur une route isolee, elle secourt amy, une jeune fille ensanglantee et traumatisee. Mali blues 2017 world music star fatoumata diawara prepares for her performance at the 2015 festival of the niger, her first in her home country of mali. Release dates 7 also known as aka 4 release dates germany 24 june 2016 munich international film festival canada 8 september 2016 toronto international film festival germany 29 september 2016. Sep 29, 2016 malis music defines the countrys cultural identity. Offizieller deutscher kinotrailer zu dem film mali blues. For centuries music has strengthened malis cultural identity, with musicians holding strong positions in society.
Songhoy blues represent a vibrant and youthful side of mali. Lutz gregors mali blues is similar to gaza surf club in that it is effortlessly watchable, yet too pleasing and picturesque for its own good. African hiphop meets the spirit of jimmy hendrix, desert blues meets danceable afrorock. The complete list of winners more the biggest night in music was also the biggest night this year for bruno mars well, one month into 2018 that is. The west african country of mali is considered the birthplace of the blues and jazz. The film depicts a trial taking place in bamako, the capital of mali, amid the daily life that is going on in the city.
But what happens to a people and a culture when their langu. Jun 29, 2017 the takeover of northern mali between 2012 and 20 by radical islamist forces got a powerful fictionalized treatment in the widely acclaimed 2014 film. Traveling in senegal, mauritania and mali, joris finds countries troubled by drought, rebel uprisings and ethnic conflict. The vibrant documentary mali blues follows four artists. To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our website, which has the same tickets as our fandango. Youll have to complete your refund and exchange before the posted showtime indicated on your ticket. It is a film about the unifying force of music, rendering, in our times of horror news, a positive image of africa and her people. Master soumy is a young street rapper influenced by hiphop. Poland 7 october 2016 warsaw film festival sweden november 2016. Mali blues 2016 at curzon bloomsbury, london the list. Find mali music discography, albums and singles on allmusic. Yet today, the music and musicians of mali are in grave danger. The showcase of mali s ripe musical heritagefrom ngoni riffs to pulsating percussions and soulful rapsconnects and engages audiences in the combat against silence and demand for explanations.
The west african country of mali is a birthplace of the blues, a musical tradition later carried by the transatlantic slave trade to americas cotton fields. Following fatoumata diawara, shooting star of the global pop scene, comes a musical journey. After islamic fundamentalists ban music from northern towns in mali, local musicians are forced to perform elsewhere. Publicity image when the festivals stopped, foreign artists and music producers also stopped coming to mali, making it harder for artists to launch.625 1312 410 851 1424 1433 87 950 403 969 845 268 572 1275 987 1362 563 419 1456 528 1407 784 1186 1158 939 377 904 1228 159 740 1211 289 1378 598 668 385 1156 1369 179 1455