Bamako Play

Film Info

Film Year: 2017

Film Duration: 25 min

Country: Denmark

Language: Danish, English, French


Anders S. Jepsen

Film Category

Best Short Documentary


With the unrest in Burkina Faso and Mali as a backdrop, “Bamako Play” follows the critically acclaimed Danish band The KutiMangoes as they meet and collaborate with local African musicians. How does the Western and traditional African music come together as they record a new album? Meanwhile, a dwarf interprets the music through modern dance and a traditional Malian dance troupe practices and performs. It’s joy, it’s dancing, and it’s a musical ecstasy.