Film Institute presents ‘Throw Down Your Heart’
The 2008 film follows banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck as he journeys through Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia and Mali in search of the instrumental influence on folk, bluegrass and country music in America.
Fleck encounters an array of African languages and cultural traditions, but finds cross-cultural musical collaborations with both talented amateurs and international stars—a testament to music’s ability to connect people across superficial divides.
Film screenings at SSU’s Warren Auditorium in Ives Hall. Free for SSU students. General admission is $6; $5 for non-SSU students and seniors; $4 for SFI members and children under 12.
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