Under African Skies

Screenings

2012 Season

Under African Skies travels with Paul Simon back to South Africa as the 25th anniversary of Graceland approaches. Simon revisits the making of the record, surveying from the vantage of history the turbulence and controversy surrounding the album's genesis. His artistic decision to collaborate with African musicians created a new world musical fusion, combining American and African musical idioms while igniting an intense political crossfire.The universal appeal of the music of Graceland proved more powerful and enduring than the political hotbed attending its creation.

Filmmaker(s): 
Joe Berlinger
Year: 
2012
101
Genre: 
Documentary