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Throw down your heart [videorecording] / director, Sascha Paladino ; producers, Béla Fleck and Sascha Paladino ; The Old School, Ltd.

Fleck, Béla, 1958- (Producer, Performer). Paladino, Sascha. (Director, Producer). Old School, Ltd. (Production company). Docurama (Firm) (Production company). New Video Group. (Film distributor).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Library Reserve Desk DVD 6270 37684001087242 Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1422940268
  • ISBN: 9781422940266
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Docurama Films : [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LHAN-345 and LHAN-342.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features include audio commentary with Béla Fleck and director Sascha Paladino, bonus scenes and musical performances, filmmaker biography.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Kirsten Johnson ; editors, Scott A. Burgess, Béla Fleck, Sascha Paladino.
Participant or Performer Note:
With Béla Fleck, Oumou Sangare, Bassekou Kouyate, Anania Ngoliga, Haruna Walusimbi, Djelimady Tounkara, Harouna Samake.
Summary, etc.:
Multiple Grammy-winner Béla Fleck travels to Uganda, Tanzania, the Gambia, and Mali searching for the roots of the banjo. Part road movie, part historical document, this fascinating film demonstrates the power of music and musicians to reach across cultural boundaries and the limitations of language to create an instant and abiding connection. Whether plaintive or pulsating, the infectious music in Throw Down Your Heart transports viewers into the heart of Fleck's personal journey.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; widescreen, Dolby digital stereo.; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English and multiple languages from Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia, and Mali with subtitles in English.
Subject: Fleck, Béla, 1958- > Travel > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Banjo > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Musical instruments > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Folk music > Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.

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