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Under African Skies film screening with special guest Bakithi Kumalo

  • Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library 10 Anderson Lane Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0 Canada (map)

Learn about the story behind the incredible journey, history and evolution of Paul Simon’s Graceland. This documentary explores the cultural and political climate of South Africa 25 years ago. The film follows Simon as he returns once again to South Africa. With the compelling perceptions of anti-apartheid activists and music legends such as Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Sir Paul McCartney, and David Byrne, Under African Skies is both a buoyant chronicle of unparalleled artistic achievement and a profound rumination on the role of the artist in society.

GRAMMY winner Bakithi Kumalo, legendary bassist for Paul Simon (featured in the documentary and on the Graceland album) will introduce the film.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration required.

Earlier Event: November 7
Student workshop with Bakithi Kumalo
Later Event: November 8
Student workshop with Larnell Lewis