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This looks so good. And unlike It Might Get Loud it will actually play here in Portland.

Throw Down Your Heart follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album. Béla’s boundary-breaking musical adventure takes him to Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Mali, and provides a glimpse of the beauty and complexity of Africa. Using his banjo, Béla transcends barriers of language and culture, finding common ground and forging connections with musicians from very different backgrounds.

The movie was made by Sascha Paladino, Béla Fleck’s half-brother, and is the second the two have made together, the first being the documentary short Obstinato: Making Music for Two. A CD is already available under the title Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions.
Limited screenings start in New York today, April 24th. We in Portland must wait until July 17th.

July 17-23, 2009

Hollywood Theatre

Portland, OR

http://www.hollywoodtheatre.org/

List of screenings: http://argotpictures.com/throw-down-your-heart.html

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I’ve blogged about Oppenheimer before here and wanted to share another video of theirs, which is below. They will be touring the east coast of the US soon and from what I can tell Shaun has moved from Belfast to New York so maybe we will see more of them on the west coast someday. Anyway here’s the vid and you can check out more of them at http://www.oppenheimermusic.co.uk/.

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