MANCHESTER: They Will Have To Kill Us First
THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST: MALIAN MUSIC IN EXILE
NEXUS ART CAFE, 2 DALE STREET, MANCHESTER M1 1JW
SUN 2 OCTOBER
FREE - 6PM
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They Will Have to Kill Us First is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communications in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremist groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali's musicians fought back. With a specially commissioned score by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeah's) and a soundtrack from some of Mali's most exciting artists including Songhoy Blues, Khaira Arby, Fadimata "Disco" Walet Oumar, Malian superstar Amkoullel, Moussa Sidi, The Will Have to Kill Us First leaps head first into a tale of courage in the face of conflict.
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