Dimanche à Bamako Documentary

Sun 19 February 2006 // 20:00

(Marc-Antoine Moreau / 2005 / 52 mins / no cert)
(Sun 19th / 8pm / £4/3)

To celebrate Amadou & Mariam’s appearance as part of the African Soul Rebels at The Colston Hall (3 March) we bring you a behind-the-scenes film which takes us on a trip to Mali to witness the couple at home and their musical encounter with legendary artist and producer Manu Chao. Filmed during the making of their hit album 'Dimanche à Bamako', the music provides the lifeblood of the film, featuring the hits ‘Sénégal Fast Food’, ‘La Realité’ and ‘Coulibaly' plus an unreleased live song by Manu Chao ‘Kira’. Their album has now sold almost half a million copies worldwide and is still gaining momentum with nominations for a Grammy and the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006.