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Ali Farka Touré: springing from the roots

De Henri Lecomte et Yves Billon

Synopsis

Ali Farka Touré is a much diversified artist who can as easily play the electric guitar as the one-string violin of the Songhay peasants. A mobile camera follows this man who is the first African to have received a Grammy award, the most prestigious international music reward. From concerts in Bamako to voodoo cults dedicated to the “Spirits of the River”, going through Tuaregs camps or the much mysterious city of Timbuktu, we discover through the only words of Ali himself, the magnificent region of the loop of the Niger and also a remarkable character, who has managed to be at the same time an international musician and a farmer in his village.

Demande de projection publique

Themes :

Music

Release year :

1999

Language :

French

Intervenants

Co-production :

CNPC Mali

Picture :

Yves Billon

Participación :

CNC

Informations
techniques

Duration :

52 minutes

Filming format :

dvcam

Broadcast format :

Digital Betacam

Ratio :

4:3