By Paloma ZAPATA

BIDSLATE, INC. - as SALES All rights, Global, ex Spain and Greece

Art - Culture - Completed 2016

The musician, Depedro, travels to Africa searching his musical roots.

& Awards

NILE'S Diaspora International Film Festival 2016
Bogota Music Video Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Musical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paloma ZAPATA
    • Synopsis
    • Jairo Zavala (also known as "Depedro") a Spanish singer and songwriter with African and Latin-American roots, and member of the indie-rock band Calexico,travels to Senegal in search of his own musical roots. On this journey from Dakar to Casamance he witnesses the return on stage of an "afromandinga" music band doomed into oblivion 30 years ago, the Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès. There, he gets to know about the African music genres that went to America only to return home, such as the soul, rock, rumba, etc., and the griot mysticism of Casamance, Land of Kings, where Zavala seeks the inspirations to compose the soundtrack of the journey itself.