Event Date and time: November 2 | 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Event website: MALI BLUES – FILM AFRICA 2016
Event cost: £7
In Mali, music unifies people and nourishes their body and spirit. Since radical Islamists occupied the north, it has been banned and its performers threatened. In this gorgeous and affecting documentary, one of the country’s most regarded performers (and also a film star) Fatoumata Diawara takes us on a journey along with Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassekou Kouyaté and Master Soumy. We listen to them play but also hear their reflections on the political situation and the importance of what they do for the body, the mind and the unity of a people.
In partnership with the BFI’s African Odysseys season.