Throw Down Your Heart

Friday, April 24 - Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ends Thursday! In a boundary-breaking musical adventure, award-winning banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck journeys to Africa to explore the little-known roots of the instrument. As he travels throughout the continent, he meets a glorious array of musicians, from superstars like Malian diva Oumou Sangare, to humble families that play their own makeshift instruments, to a master of a rare 12-foot xylophone. And while they may not understand each other’s speech, their exhilarating spontaneous collaborations show that they do indeed share a rich language.

  • Country USA
  • Language Bambara, English, French, Jola, Swahili
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Distributor Argot Pictures
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  • Director Sascha Paladino

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