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Film Screening: "Return to Gorée" (OdtU) by Youssou N'Dour & Pierre-Yves Borgeaud


InfoEintritt: 6€; U6-Rehberge. Im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Devoir de Mémoire"


The musical road movie, Return to Gorée, tells of African singer Youssou N'Dour's epic journey following the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. Youssou N'Dour's challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Goree, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims. Guided in his mission by the 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 Dakar through Luxemburg 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 to be ready for the final concert...

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOhINyokIHU

Retour à Gorée
R: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
Switzerland/Luxembourg/Senegal, 2006, 90mins, musical documentary
English and French with German subtitles

The film is screened in the framework of the exhibition "Devoir de mémoire - Die Pflicht, sich zu erinnern", 17.7. - 1.8.2015, Centre Français de Berlin

Organised by Sunugaal e.V. and AfricAvenir in cooperation with Centre Français de Berlin.

Financially supported by Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (LEZ), Stiftung Umverteilen and AstA TU.

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