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Casamance: The Soundtrack of a Journey


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Pasaje Masoliver, 1p
08005 Barcelona, Catalonia

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Pasaje Masoliver, 1p
08005 Barcelona, Catalonia

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Jairo Zavala, a Spanish singer-songwriter with African and South-American roots and member of the indie-rock band Calexico, is invited by Ángel Carmona to participate in a series of radio interviews. As an omniscient narrator, Carmona’s radio voice strings together Zavala’s adventures through Senegal following the trail of a particular griot: Lamine Konté. On his journey from Dakar to Casamance, he witnesses the return to the stages of an ''afromandinga'' music band, cast into oblivion 30 years ago, the Dieuf-Dieul from Thiès. There, he learns about the African music genres that went to America only to return home, genres such as soul, rock, rumba, etc., and Casamance's griot mysticism, Land of Kings, where Zavala seeks inspiration in order to compose the journey's soundtrack itself.


Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2017

China - Guangzhou

11/12/2017 - 14/12/2017

Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

Netherlands - Willemstad (Curaçao)

05/04/2017 - 09/04/2017

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 2017

Spain - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

31/03/2017 - 09/04/2017

FICG - Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara 2017

Mexico - Guadalajara

10/03/2017 - 17/03/2017

Generalitat de Catalunya Generalitat de Catalunya