WEDNESDAY, JULY 11th
The musical road movie Retour à Gorée tells the story of African singer Youssou N’Dour’s epic journey following the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. N’Dour’s challenge is to bring back to America a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Gorée, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims. Guided in his mission by blind pianist Moncef Genoud, Youssou N’Dour travels across the United States of America and Europe. Accompanied by some of the world’s most exceptional musicians, they meet peoples and well-known figures, and create, through concerts, encounters, and debates, music which transcends cultural division. From Atlanta to New Orleans, from New York to Bordeaux and Luxembourg, the songs are transformed, immersed in jazz and gospel. But the day of their return to Africa is fast approaching and much remains to be done in order to be ready for the final concert. [French with English subtitles]
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Alliance Francaise de Los Angeles
10390 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90025