Wed, Oct 16, 2019 06:00PM
YOUSSOU N’DOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2008, 1 hr 42 min, PG
Venture into the controversy that arose when Senegalese pop superstar Youssou N’Dour released Egypt, a deeply spiritual album calling for a more tolerant view of Islam. While Egypt generates acclaim around the world, even winning a Grammy award, it ignites a backlash in Senegal where some reject it as blasphemous. Don’t miss this documentary tracing the musician’s journey to reclaim his role as the “voice of Africa.”
This documentary screening is part of our 2019/20 Performing Arts season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performative arts in connecting communities, preserving culture, and spurring social change. It’s also part of our fall season —Africa! — which explores new dimensions of the vast and complex continent with a world-class lineup of art, performers, and speakers.