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The Mali-Cuba Connection (29th Annual African Diaspora FF)

81 min
  • DIRECTOR: Edouard Salier and Richard Minier

SHOWTIMES 12/11/2023 (change date):

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In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist countries. Combining Malian and Afro-Cuban influences, they develop a revolutionary new sound and become the iconic ensemble ‘Las Maravillas de Mali’. New Year’s Eve 2000. Richard Minier, a French music producer meets a former member of the band in Bamako and decides to bring the band back together. Directed by Edouard Salier & Richard Minier, Mali/Cuba, 2020, 81 minutes, documentary, French, Spanish with English subtitles


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