Return to Goree

Society/History, Switzerland/Luxembourg 2007

The musical road movie "Return to Gorée" tells of African singer Youssou N'Dour's epic journey following the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. Youssou N'Dour's challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Goree, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims. Guided in his mission by the blind pianist Moncef Genoud, Youssou N'Dour travels across the United States of America and Europe. Accompanied by some of the world's most exceptional musicians, they meet peoples and well-known figures, and create, through concerts, encounters and debates, music which transcends cultural division. From Atlanta to New Orleans, from New York to Bordeaux and Luxemburg the songs are transformed, immersed in jazz and gospel. But the day of their return to Africa is fast approaching and much remains to be done to be ready for the final concert...
109 min
HD
Starting at 0
Audio language:
French

Awards

European Film Festival, Cinesonne, France - 2007 Audience Award

More information

Sound Design:

Etienne Curchod

Editor:

Daniel Gibel

Original title:

Retour à Gorée

Original language:

EnglishFrench

Format:

16:9 HD, Color

Age rating:

Starting at 0

Audio language:

French