Only real musicians would know that Mali is the birthplace of jazz and blues.
Mali, situated in the heart of West Africa, is the cradle of blues and jazz. Slaves brought their native rhythms and sounds to the cotton fields of North America. In Mali, music is a part of the country’s cultural identity to this day musicians have a high status in society. With Fatoumata Diawara a shooting star on the global pop music scene, the documentary embarks on a musical voyage aboard MALI BLUES. It investigates the country’s rich musical culture and how it is being threatened by Islamists. Includes committed musicians who dedicate their music to peace and religious freedom in Mali. DVD release 21st April. For more info please check back here for updates.