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Casamance: La banda sonora de un viaje (2016)

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, is invited by Angel Carmona to ... See full summary »

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Paloma Zapata

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Paloma Zapata
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Credited cast:
Angel Carmona Angel Carmona ... Himself
Adamantios Kafetzis Adamantios Kafetzis ... Himself
Damien Masterson Damien Masterson ... Himself
Jairo Zabala Jairo Zabala ... Himself
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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, is invited by Angel Carmona to participate in a series of radio interviews. As an omniscient narrator, Carmona's radio voice strings together Zavala's adventures through Senegal on the trail of a particular griot: Lamine Konte. 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 Thies. 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.

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Spain | Senegal

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English | Spanish | French | Wolof

Release Date:

8 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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La Fabrica Naranja See more »
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Dolby SR

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16:9 HD
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The soundtrack of a journey
14 January 2019 | by palomazapataSee all my reviews

"It doesn't matter where I'm from, it is where I'm going that matters," says musician Depedro when people ask about his origins. Depedro's real name is Jairo Zavala. He is a Spanish singer-songwriter with African and Latin American roots and is also a member of American indie rock band Calexico. During a radio interview with a Spanish DJ the idea arises to seek out the music Depedro heard during his youth. The journey to Senegal that follows is chock-full of music and rhythms - a trip to the world's heartbeat. This is where soul, rumba and rock originated. The search for the music of legendary griot (troubadour) Lamine Konte takes Depedro from Dakar to Casamance and features many joint performances or jam sessions with the musicians and dancers he meets. A film you could watch with your eyes shut except then you would miss the riot of color, landscapes and people that this film lovingly portrays.

(Review from Curaçao International Film Festival 2017 program)


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