DambÃ©: The Mali Project (2008)
Two Irish Musicians in Mali: a Celtic-African Tale
The Mali Project is a documentary that follows the journey of two Irish Folk musicians, on a musical adventure in Mali. They travel for over 3,000 miles, meeting musicians from all around the country and performing with them, whilst sharing experiences and stories. Director Dearbhla Glynn artfully captures their adventure. Their ultimate destination is the amazing Festival au Desert, a huge event that takes place in Timbuktu featuring Malian musicians. They perform to an audience of thousands at this remote music festival. The result is an astonishing fusion of the varying arts, techniques and worlds: flutes playing alongside traditional African percussion, or even a Kora (the traditional Malian instrument) and a Celtic harp, in perfect musical and cultural harmony.