Biography

Luc Perez

Luc Perez is a graduate of the Fine Arts School of Lyon, France. His first works as a student were experimental videos mixing actors, toys, photos and paintings. After a decade working with several French TV channels (La Cinque) and companies (Renault, AstraZeneca) as a director, editor, and art director, he felt the need to do his own thing and rediscovered the pleasure of painting and drawing. Brilliant autodidact that he is, he created his very own techniques to make animated films. His knowledge in art and film history helped him create this film language, using colours and form in his own way to bring narration to life. He loves the sensuality of working by hand, later using computers to adjust colour, add textures and lights.

After his first short "23, rue des Martyrs" he was commissioned to make “Music Video” (Tue-Loup) and started working with the American producer Ron Diamond on “Films for Museums” (National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati) and animated parts of documentaries (“PBS We Shall Remain” and “Dirt”, the movie)

He directed "Stranger Blues" in 2002, "Shaman" in 2008, "Sini" in 2009 (Music by Moussa Diallo) and “Miniyamba" in 2012. He’s working on new film projects mixing animation and live action. He collaborated with electronica artist Yann Coppier on a live music and painting performance, "Pareidolia" and is now directing the animated sequences for the latest Wolfgang Becker (Good Bye Lenin) feature film, "Me and Kaminski".

He is currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Moussa Diallo

Multi award winning bass player, singer, composer, storyteller and all-round sound of sunlight, Moussa Diallo was born in Paris, raised in Mali, and now lives in Denmark.

In the early 1970’s Moussa made his way from Mali, to his mother’s country, Denmark. He soon established himself as one of the country’s finest bass players, performing alongside many leading rock, pop, soul and jazz artists like Sneakers, Marquis de Sade, Savage Rose, Hanne Boel and Palle Mikkelborg.

In the late nineties Moussa started to get the itch for new artistic stimulation. It was during this time, on a visit to Mali, that something clicked – he was instantly fascinated by the music, culture and the energy he got from it. In Mali he found the inspiration he was longing for, and continues to explore through regular trips back. It’s a full-circle kind of journey, with Diallo’s music turning towards his beginnings. He now performers worldwide, drawing deep from his African heritage.

So far Moussa Diallo has released over 10 solo albums, each unique in its diversity. He has also written music & books for children and has toured extensively with his children project since 2006 throughout Scandinavia and Africa.

This artists albums

Miniyamba - Walking Blues (Movie + Soundtrack)

French / Bambara / Ningala

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DKK 30,00
Genres
World
Released
Produced by
Moussa Diallo

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Album description

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.

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