Throw Down Your Heart in Tucson

Throw Down Your HeartThrow Down Your Heart, the documentary film on Béla Fleck’s journey of discovery to Africa to explore the banjo’s roots, is set to screen on Thursday (10/9) at the Tucson Film & Music Festival.

The film was directed by Béla’s brother, Sasha Paladino, and has already won awards from Silverdocs and SXSW in 2008.

It follows Béla through Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Mali, and depicts how music can overcome barriers of language and culture.

Here is a trailer that has been posted on YouTube.

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