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Mali Blues (2016)

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Mali's Music defines the country's cultural identity. Radical Islamists are threatening the musicians. Together with the stars of Malian Global Pop - Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté ... See full summary »

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Lutz Gregor
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Credited cast:
Fatoumata Diawara ... Self
Ahmed Ag Kaedi Ahmed Ag Kaedi ... Self
Bassékou Kouyaté Bassékou Kouyaté ... Self
Master Soumy Master Soumy ... Self
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Mali's Music defines the country's cultural identity. Radical Islamists are threatening the musicians. Together with the stars of Malian Global Pop - Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté Master Soumy and Ahmed Ag Kaedi - we embark on a musical journey to Mali's agitated heart. Can their music reconcile the country?

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musician | islam | concert | blues | africa | See All (5) »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Portrait of Mali
20 August 2020 | by MikeyB1793See all my reviews

My spouse sometimes complains that we watch too many American- centric films (documentaries and movies). If you want something out of the North American/European context then this marvelous film should resolve that issue.

The on-site cinematography is marvelous. The music and interviews with various Mali musicians enthralling.

It took a lot of guts for Fatoumata Diawara to return to her native village and sing a song on the violence of FGM.

There is a short blurb on an imam preaching on what he believes constitutes good music. Why a religious person is giving his opinions on whether music should or should not be listened too - and more so why others would pay attention to this - is beyond my comprehension. I doubt he would approve of Lady Gaga, Madonna...


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Country:

Germany | Mali

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 September 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bamako, Mali

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Gross USA:

$26,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,950
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