I'll Sing For You

2002, Movie, NR, 80 mins

Imported from France by "presenter" Jonathan Demme, this graceful portrait of the great Malian singer and guitarist Boubacar Traore is also as a fascinating snapshot of Mali in the decades following the west African nation's independence from France in 1960. Nicknamed "KarKar" — Bambar for "break" — on account of his skillful dribbling in soccer, Traore is credited as the man who, deeply influenced by Elvis Presley and American rock 'n' roll movies, first brought the electric guitar and the Twist to Africa. But in the heady days following Mali's independence, he was also identified with something a little more historically important: Traore was widely held to be the ...
Released: 2002 Rated: NR Length: 80 mins

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