Throw Down Your Heart

Poster for Throw Down Your Heart

Spring 2009 Documentary series

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Sascha Paladino

Starring Béla Fleck

Rated NR · 1h 30m
United States

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Béla Fleck’s music has always gone beyond the definitions of a single genre, and in this charming documentary, he goes beyond the boundaries of the Western hemisphere on a heartfelt personal and cultural mission to Africa. While most think of the banjo as quintessentially American, Fleck, a virtuoso ambassador for the instrument, journeys through Uganda, Tanzania, the Gambia and Mali to uncover the roots of the instrument, revealing the true origins of the sound while meeting with remarkable African musicians.