June 13: AFRICA MIA by Richard Minier & Edouard Salier | #WorldMusicDay

5pm | Sunday, June 13, 2021. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry. RSVP

Ahead of World Music Day, we journey from Havana to Bamako on the trail of Afro-Cuban music accompanied by the marvellous sounds of the ‘Maravillas of Mali’. Discover their back-story and a revival of their music at our June 13 screening of AFRICA MIA (dir. Richard Minier & Edouard Salier; Documentary, 2019) at Alliance Française de Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre.
Screening starts at 5:00 PM prompt (doors open at 4.30pm).
Entry is free! No face mask, no entry. Social distancing guidelines will also be in place.
Remember to RSVP and arrive on time to secure your seat. Save the date.
This screening is organised in collaboration with the Alliance Française Lagos and the Institut français du Nigeria.

AFRICA MIA (2019), also known as The Mali-Cuba Connection, is a journey in search of the soul of Afro-Cuban music. From the communist friendships of the Cold War to today, from Havana to Bamako, we follow in the footsteps of ten young Malian musicians in musical training in Cuba, who became a founding group of world music: the legendary Maravillas of Mali. Fifty years later, this forgotten group is resurrected thanks to Maestro Boncana Maïga, its historical conductor.

Genre: Documentary, Music
Running time: 81mins

Language(s): French and Spanish (with English subtitles)
Director: Richard Minier & Edouard Salier
Starring Boncana Maïga

Filming Location: Mali, Cuba