For those who love music, stories and Africa, this documentary reveals the backstage moments of one of the most important Senegalese griots, Diabel Cissokho, during his tour in 2013. This musician shows us the wide variety of traditional instruments that serve transmitting his culture while making audiences worldwide dance and relax. Diabel Cissokho and his band will allow you to immerse yourself behind the scenes of his concerts and find out Diabel’s vision of his art. The screening will be followed by an incredible live performance by the man himself Diabel Cissokho, and his London band. One of the finest African musicians in the World alongside a UK premiere of an inspiring documentary.
Summary: This is a 38-minute documentary film starring Diabel Cissokho, a Senegalese griot based in London. Diabel is part of a very big important griot family in Senegal, known for their transmission of culture through music. Following a series of concerts in England, Diabel Cissokho explains his rich heritage, allowing him to show a very wide range of Senegalese instruments. From the ngoni, to the kora, the guitar and talking drums, Diabel and his band constitute a great chance for audiences worldwide to discover and enjoy this music and culture.
Director: Estrella Sendra
Scriptwriter: Estrella Sendra and Diabel Cissokho
Producers: Ernesto Martin and Estrella Sendra.
Camerawoman: Estrella Sendra
Director’s assistant: Ernesto Martin
Editor: Estrella Sendra
Sound engineer: Ernesto Martin
Year of production: 2014
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