The Divine River - Ceremonial Pageantry In The Sahel

03/12/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 03/12/2012
  |  47 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary directed by Hisham Mayet that explores the importance of music in the culture and ceremonies of tribes in Mali and the Republic of Niger. From elaborate courting rituals to spirit possession ceremonies and songs performed with the aid of improvised guitar and string instruments, music plays a key role in tribal life. The documentary sets out to capture the diversity of settings and scenarios in which it is employed.

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