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Under African Skies Blu-ray
Under African Skies

Under African Skies

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In 1986, Graceland sold 14 million copies worldwide and garnered both the Album and Song of the Year Grammy in 1987. Simon and the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed on Saturday Night Live and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. It generatedthree hit singles and it kept Paul Simon and the Graceland tour on the road for five years. Its music was heard across the globe. Today, its music and its reputation still reach generations of music enthusiasts yet so many are unaware of how pivotal thatone album was during the 1980s, how it helped birth the idea of World Music and revived the career of one of America s most important songwriters. How it influenced the political progress of South Africa a country divided by institutionalized racism, causing and then transcending years of controversy. How in fact the album came to be in the first place.Under African Skies (Directed by Joe Berlinger, award-winning director) captures Paul Simon's return to South Africa in 2011 to explore the incredible journey of his historic Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. Features film bonus footage.
Title: Under African Skies
Genre: Folk, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
Starring: Amer Araim, Wally Serote, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela, Bakithi Kumalo, Roy Halee, Rostam Batmanglij, Ray Phiri, Lenny Waronker, Hilton Rosenthal
Director: Joe Berlinger
Studio: Sony Legacy
Release Date: 6/5/2012
Original Year: 2012
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: NR
UPC: 886919147391
Item #: 274995X

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