Miniyamba - Walking Blues (Movie + Soundtrack)French / Bambara / Ningala
THIS ALBUM INCLUDES THE SHORT FILM 'MINIYAMBA - WALKING BLUES'
“MINIYAMBA is the name of a mythical boa encircling a village where people could not leave. A woman managed to charm the animal by promising to return to tell him about the world.”
Deeply inspired by Diallo’s music and the brutal killings of African immigrants in the Spanish enclaves of northern Morocco, the French award-winning director of ‘Shaman’, Luc Perez, set out to make animated film ‘Miniyamba – Walking Blues’. He approached Oscar winning scriptwriter of ‘The March of the Penguins’, Michel Fessler, to co-write ‘Miniyamba’ as a tribute to music and human dignity. The film was produced by Vibeke Windeløv, also known for having produced ‘Dancer in the Dark’ and ‘Love Is All You Need’.
Luc Perez and Moussa Diallo travelled to Bamako, Mali, where they recorded all the voices and wild tracks for the film. Diallo co-created the original soundtrack with top Malian musicians in Bamako and further developed the music and lyrics, producing a separate album with songs directly inspired by the film’s ideas.
The process of making the original 15-minute animated film ‘Miniyamba – Walking Blues’ took Luc Perez 2500 hours of drawing and painting. The sound design was by electronica artist Yann Copper, working exclusively with Malian instruments.
When you download this album, you'll get all 9 tracks.