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Trailer for the documentary Throw Down Your Heart.

Throw Down Your Heart follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album. It’s a boundary-breaking musical adventure that celebrates the beauty and complexity of Africa – an Africa that is very different from what is often seen in the media today.

As Ugandan folk musician Haruna Walusimbi states in the film: “There is this negative thinking about Africa. There is nothing good in Africa. They are beggars, there is HIV/AIDS, they are at war all the time. But that is just a very small bit of what Africa is.” Béla’s trip provides a glimpse into the incredibly rich and diverse musical traditions of Africa.

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(2013)
2 min 27 sec Duration
7,807 views
  • Posted: June 02, 2010
  • Director: Sascha Paladino
  • Writer: Unknown or Not Available
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: February 22, 2009
  • Cast: Unknown or Not Available

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