I love how monumental Paul Simon’s Graceland recording has become in cementing and furthering the ties of American popular music with the syncopated rhythms of South Africa. Paul Simon and the musicians of South Africa have forged an indelible common bond that is strengthened by the 25th anniversary celebration of a very special concert and music recording experience in South Africa.
The story of the making of Graceland, and the controversy created when Paul Simon went to South Africa to record with local artists, is told in “Under African Skies,” the new full-length documentary by two-time Emmy and Peabody Award winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger (“Brother’s Keeper,” “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,” the West Memphis Three/”Paradise Lost” trilogy) and firstname.lastname@example.org and A&E IndieFilms.
I urge you to visit Paul Simon’s Graceland page here. Discover more about this wonderful achievement in music sociological and cultural circles.
Watch the official film trailer here. I can’t wait to witness this heartwarming, engaging film on the big screen!
- African Skies (tusundance2012.wordpress.com)
- Sundance doc traces Simon’s ‘Graceland’ hit album (pbpulse.com)
- Paul Simon reunites Graceland band, will tour (thestar.com)