MALI BLUES

By Lutz GREGOR

GEBRUEDER BEETZ FILMPRODUKTION BERLIN - as PROD

Art - Culture - Completed 2016

MALI BLUES tells the story of four musicians from the West African country of Mali, who espouse with their music a tolerant Islam and a country at peace – Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté, Ahmed Ag Kaedi and Master Soumy.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
TIFF Docs
Warsaw FF 2016
Discoveries
Stockholm IFF 2016
Documania
Visions du Réel 2016
Munich Filmfest 2016
Festival des deutschen Films 2016
Indie Lisboa 2016
Five Lakes Film Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Musical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, BAMBARA
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lutz GREGOR
    • EIDR 10.5240/9BE7-12C9-7A55-8CC6-7C15-T
    • Synopsis
    • The West African country of Mali is considered the birthplace of the blues and jazz, brought later by abducted slaves to America’s cotton fields. For centuries music has strengthened Mali’s cultural identity, musicians are holding strong positions in society. Following Fatoumata Diawara, shooting star of the global pop scene, MALI BLUES is a musical journey, discovering the country’s rich musical culture and it’s threat by radical Islamists. On our way we meet other committed musicians, who are fighting for unity and the freedom to express themselves through their music, like world famous Ngoni player and traditional Griot Bassekou Kouyaté, street rapper Master Soumy and Tuareg band leader Ahmed Ag Kaedi.
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