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This short documentary explores the origins of blues music in Western Africa and how it spread to the rest of the world via the rivers which transported many Africans away from their native land. We invite you to enjoy Blues of the River featuring interviews and performances by Baaba Maal, Mansour Seck, Tinariwen and more.

Featured Locations

Bamako, Mali

Podor, Senegal

New York, NY, USA

Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Saint Ann, Jamaica

Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Dakar, Senegal

Tamale, Ghana

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