Film Series

Saharan Frequencies

 
 
Mar 4—Mar 18, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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“It is apparent that only a certain kind of person will want to make ethnographic films. It will, above all, be those who sense the profound affinity that exists between the film medium and a desire to understand people” (Robert Gardner).

Inspired by the aesthetic of the intrepid recordists at film and record label Sublime Frequencies, this series explores the sounds of North Africa as captured by two of the label’s key directors Hisham Mayet and Olivia Wyatt and their influences. Presented in conjunction with Mic Check on BAM’s mainstage.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Trances
 

Nass El Ghiwane—the Rolling Stones of Africa—star in this extraordinary concert film.

Mon, Mar 4, 2013
 
 
Film
Musical Brotherhoods From the Trans-Saharan Highway
 

This spellbinding documentary captures the spectacle of a music-filled square in Marrakesh.

Mon, Mar 4, 2013
 
 
Film
Staring into the Sun
 

An enchanting look at the stark landscapes and captivating sounds of the horn of Africa.

Mon, Mar 11, 2013
 
 
Film
Deep Hearts
 

Pioneering ethnographer Robert Gardner follows the male beauty contests of the Bororo people.

Mon, Mar 11, 2013
 
 
Film
Summer 70
 

This essential counterculture document features music by great Egyptian composer Soliman Gamil.

Mon, Mar 18, 2013
 
 
Film
Folk Music of the Sahara: Among the Tuareg of Libya
 

A rare look at the music and dance of the matriarchal Tuareg of North Central Africa.

Mon, Mar 18, 2013