Mount Shasta International Film Festival


Mount Shasta International Film Festival

Directed by Markus James
Documentary • 44 minutes • USA

Blues-based songwriter Markus James has been travelling to Mali and recording original music with traditional Malian artists since 1994, when he made his way to the northern-Mali village of Niafounke to meet the legendary guitarist, Ali Farka Toure. His collaborations with traditional Malian musicians, featuring Mali’s foremost calabash player Hamma Sankare (who toured and recorded with Ali Farka Toure for years), have received excellent critical acclaim in the US and Europe and led to performances in Northern Mali, and now to the new documentary film, Timbuktoubab.
The film captures life in Timbuktu with family, friends and other musicians. The desert colors resonate with the fantastic music.
We are showing an eleven minute short before Timbuktoubab which features the Hasidic Reggae/Beat Box/Rapper Matisyahu. The two films show unique personalities with original styles of making music.

Coming Attractions Theatre 1, Mount Shasta
Friday, October 7 4:25 pm - 5:09 pm

RATING: G All Ages

Mount Shasta International Film Festival