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Movie: RETURN TO GORÉE

 

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RETURN TO GORÉE
Thursday, March 30th6 PM (Doors Open @ 5 PM)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood
7101 Hamilton Ave., PGH 15208
All seats $5

 

RETURN TO GOREE, (aka RETOUR A GOREE), Youssou N'Dour (center), 2007. ©Filmcoopi Zurich

RETURN TO GOREE, (aka RETOUR A GOREE), Youssou N’Dour (center), 2007. ©Filmcoopi Zurich

Synopsis

The musical road movie, Return to Gorée, tells of African singer Youssou N’Dour’s epic journey following the trail left by enslaved Africans 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 Gorée, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims.  The film stars Jazz icon Idris Muhammad.