A keeper of West African epic histories, Senegalese griot and songwriter, Ablaye Cissoko, confronts a cold world that’s imposing radical changes on his ancient traditions.
By tradition, griots are the living repositories of West Africa’s oral epics — histories that are crucial for the preservation of West African social structures. The Griot, a documentary by Volker Goetze, uncovers the beauty of West African’s traditional past and discovers that some revolutionary changes may be afoot — changes that could alter the cultural landscape forever.
A film by Volker Goetze
In association with Sam Pollard
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