Sanningen bakom Graceland

april 23, 2012  |  Musik, Samhälle, Sydafrika, USA

Paul Simon – osolidarisk egomusiker eller fritänkande antiapartheidkämpe?

Kom och red ut kontroversen kring Graceland tillsammans med mig, DocLounge, Novell och BonChance torsdagen den 3 maj på Debaser Medis när det blir filmvisning av Under African Skies!

Tillsammans med tidningen Novell bjuder vi in till en säsongsavslutning i musikens tecken. Vi visar Under African Skies som är Joe Berlingers porträtt av Paul Simon, och hans arbete kring den eminenta Gracelandplattan. Välkomna!

UNDER AFRICAN SKIES (USA, 2012, 102 min)
REGISSÖR: Joe Berlinger
TID: Dörrarna öppnar 18.00
DATUM: 3 maj
PLATS: Coctailbaren, Debaser Medis
ENTRÉ: 70 kr ( Studentpris, filmbasenkortpris 50 kr)
DJ: Bon Chance!
EXTRA: Filmen presenteras av musikjournalisten Nanushka Yeaman som kommer att berätta mer om kontroversen kring Gracelandplattan, och reaktionerna på när Paul Simons bröt FN:s kulturbojkott av Sydafrika.

UNDER AFRICAN SKIES travels with Paul Simon back to South Africa on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his historic Graceland album. Paul reunites with the original band to give a reunion concert and to explore the story of the turbulent birth of the album. Despite its huge success, and despite it being the first popular example of fusing American and African musical styles, Graceland was initially met with tremendous political crossfire, as Paul was accused of breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.

Paul revisits these ghosts and comes to some new revelations as his musical journey is explored. Featuring interviews with the key anti-apartheid activists of the time and such musical legends as Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, and David Byrne, the film is both an anatomy of a profound artistic achievement and a meditation on the role of the artist in society.

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