Bela Fleck DVD

(PR) When world-renowned banjoist Bela Fleck (winner of 11 Grammys and nominated in more categories than any other musician in Grammy history) realized that his instrument had lost its musical heritage, he decided to make a pilgrimage to Africa to rediscover the banjo's folk music roots.

Overflowing with the incredible music of Fleck and the many celebrated folk musicians who hosted him in Africa, BÉLA FLECK: THROW DOWN YOUR HEART follows the banjo virtuoso on a musical adventure that takes him from Uganda to Tanzania and from the Gambia to Mali. As he travels through the continent to research the history of the banjo and record an album with some of Africa's finest musicians—and, in his words, "to make great music"—Fleck discovers the rich and diverse musical traditions of Africa, as well as the warmth and generosity of its people.

Through its stunning location footage, enthusiastic jam sessions, and hauntingly beautiful music, director Sascha Paladino's multi-award-winning BÉLA FLECK: THROW DOWN YOUR HEART captures one of the world's greatest musicians demonstrating how music transcends languages, cultures and continents. With an inspirational soundtrack and several prestigious film awards including Best Music Doc from Silverdocs and Audience Awards from SXSW and Vancouver International Film Festival, THROW DOWN YOUR HEART premiered theatrically to the highest national per-screen average earning in its opening weekend. And now you can bring home this treasured film on DVD on November 3, 2009 from Docurama Films.

* Audio Commentary with Béla Fleck and Director Sascha Paladino
* Over an Hour of Bonus Scenes and Musical Performances


Cast: Béla Fleck, Oumou Sangare, Bassekou Kouyate, Anania Ngoliga, Haruna Walusimbi, Harouna Samake

Director: Sascha Paladino

Producers: Béla Fleck and Sascha Paladino

Director of Photography: Kirsten Johnson

Production Sound Mixers: Wellington Bowler and Dave Sinko

Editors: Scott A. Burgess, Béla Fleck, Sascha Paladino

Supervising Editor: Joe Bini

Re-Recording Mixer: Elmo Weber

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