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Dougf
08-31-2010, 06:12 PM
Perhaps a bit off topic, but if you like banjo, Bela Fleck, or the music of Africa, bump this one to the top of your netflix queue: "Throw Down Your Heart". Absolutely astounding! And I think a pretty good argument could be made that the ultimate roots of the uke are in Africa.

TCK
08-31-2010, 06:17 PM
Just got it last week in the old Netflix delivery, and it was AMAZING-I can attest to that.
I have a friend who plays African percussion and I am showing her the bones- we decided it was a must see.
The scene where the whole village is playing the Balafon is to me probably the greatest musical moment ever captured on film...I have never seen joy like that-never.
In any event- I second the motion Doug, and figure any music lover, regardless the genre, ought to watch this film.
Here is the trailer- Balafon comes in at about 1:10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDCxaQhhL0A

cletus
08-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the heads up.