Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 29 Blue Rain

The Taureg is a traditionally nomadic ethnic group spanning the Sahel and the Sahara South to North. That would be Mali, Niger, Libya, Algeria. Close your eyes and imagine their music. Ethnomusicologist Chris Kirkley travels there regularly, collecting music. He launches his first film project tonight.

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai, in English: "Rain the Color of Blue with a little Red in it", tells the story of Taureg musician Mdou Moctar. It is inspired by the film Purple Rain. It's probably the first Taureg-American joint film production in history.

Film at the Hollywood Theater 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard. 7PM $8