Africa Mia

Date & Time: Sunday September 5th / 6.00pm

Location: The Gate Cinema

Details: Richard Minier & Edouard Salier / France / 2020 / 81 mins / Documentary

Synopsis: In the midst of the Cold War in 1964, ten promising young musicians from Mali were invited to Cuba for musical training and went on to invented a whole new genre, Afro- Cuban Music. This documentary follows in the footsteps of the musicians who became a founding group of world music, the legendary Maravillas of Mali. Fifty years later, this forgotten group is resurrected thanks to Maestro Boncana Maïga, its historical leader. Africa Mia is a journey in search of the soul of Afro-Cuban music; from the communist friendships of the Cold War to today, from Havana to Bamako.

Presented with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Institut Français.