Clinton St. Theater presents Youssou N’Dour: Return to Goree

Clinton St. Theater presents Youssou N’Dour: Return to Goree

Showtimes

Sunday, Aug 1
7:00pm
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"Conversations full of memorable words and what can only be called 'genuineness' push Youssou N'Dour: Return to Goree into the realm of unforgettable filmmaking." ~  Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle

"It provides ample moments for reflection -- and maybe, judging by the reactions of the American musicians who go back home in his film, a little bit of healing, too." ~ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune

"A wondrous trip with Africa's greatest singer as he bonds with his musical brethren in the New World." ~ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews

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YOUSSOU N'DOUR: RETURN TO GOREE
Director: 
Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
Country: 
Switzerland, Luxembourg
Year: 
2008
Runtime: 
109 minutes

Because jazz is the miraculous product of the horror of slavery, Youssou N'Dour returned to the slave route and the music they created, in search of new inspiration. Accompanied by the blind Swiss pianist Moncef Genoud and the Director of the Gorée House of Slaves Museum, Joseph N'Diaye, the Senegalese singer wrote new songs during this initiatory voyage which took him to the USA then to Europe.

At Gorée, an island just off the Senegalese coast and symbol of the slave trade, his memorable concert marked the end of this quest and the start of a new challenge: making today's generation aware of the tragedy of slavery, the importance of not forgetting and the need for reconciliation.