African Diaspora International Film Festival 2020

THE MALI-CUBA CONNECTION / AFRICA MIA

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1964. In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist countries. Combining Malian and Afro-Cuban influences, they develop a revolutionary new sound and become the iconic ensemble 'Las Maravillas de Mali'. New Year's Eve 2000. Richard Minier, a French music producer meets a former member of the band in Bamako and decides to bring the band back together.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
    French, Spanish
  • Country
    France, Cuba, Mali
  • Premiere
    USA
  • Director
    Richard Minier and Edouard Salier