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Throw Down Your Heart
Documentary
 
Bela Fleck is one of the world's most acclaimed banjo players and a musician who has sought to expand the boundaries of his instrument, having won awards for classical recordings and his many albums with the innovative jazz group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones as well as the bluegrass music most commonly associated with the banjo. The banjo has its origins in Africa, and Fleck traveled to the continent to study the instrument's history and collaborate with native musicians. Filmmaker Sascha Paladino joined Fleck for his journey, and Throw Down Your Heart is a documentary which follows the banjo virtuoso as he travels through Gambia, Mali, Tanzania and Uganda, meeting with historians and musicologists and making music with artists from all walks of life, ranging from world music start like Bassekou Kouyate and Oumou Sangare to ordinary people who share the love and joy of making music. Throw Down Your Heart was an official entry at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Rated No Rating .
 
Cast: Bela Fleck
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Directed by: Sascha Paladino
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