Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Under African Skies

Paul Simon and LadySmith Black Mambazo play two nights in concert in Dublin's 02 Music venue next Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July. 
Under African Skies; the documentary about his return to South Africa on the 25th anniversary of the recording of his Graceland album is also showing in cinemas at the moment. Under African Skies is directed by Joe Berlinger and features Paul Simon talking about the making of, the history and the powerful legacy of Graceland and also features contributions by people such as David Byrne, Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Steve Van Zandt.  There are screenings of it in The Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield here in Dublin at 650pm next Sunday 8th and at 615pm on Thursday 12th July.

Here is the trailer for Under African Skies

Here are some of the great songs from the 1987 Grammy winning Album of the Year Graceland.

The first is one of the most famous music videos of the 1980s; You Can Call Me Al. In 1987 it  also won the Grammy for Record of the Year.

The second is Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes.

The third is The Boy in the Bubble.

and here is a live in concert performance of the documentary's title song  Under African Skies from 1987.

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