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RETURN TO GOREE


A musical road movie, Return to Gorée follows Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's historical journey tracing the trail left by slaves and the jazz music they created. Youssou N'Dour's challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire of his own songs to perform a concert in Gorée, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to honor its victims.

From Atlanta to New Orleans, from New York to Bordeaux and Luxembourg, the songs are transformed, immersed in jazz and gospel. Transcending cultural divisions and rehearsing with of some of the world's most exceptional musicians, Youssou N'Dour is preparing to return to Africa for the final concert...

Director: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
From: Senegal/Switzerland/Luxembourg
Year: 2006African Film
Minutes:
108
Language:English and French with English subtitles
Genre: Musical Documentary
Format: 35mm

 

RETURN TO GOREE - Youssou N'Dour (Trailer) from momentum production on Vimeo.




 

35mm rental: Please inquire.
DVD sale: $245


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