Friday, 28 January 2011

Paddy Keenan in 'Dambé - The Mali Project'

Not terribly long before Paddy Keenan played here in Ottawa, he attended a film debut in Dublin. The film in question was a documentary called 'Dambé - The Mali Project' in which Paddy can be seen and heard throughout.  The mix of Irish and African music is delightful.  

The film synopsis is:
"Irish musicians Liam O'Maonlai and Paddy Keenan embark on a musical adventure to the heart of Africa, Mali. Traveling over three thousand miles, they meet and collaborate with everyone from legendary musicians (Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate) to nomadic herders, culminating in a unique performance at the world's most remote musical festival, the "Festival au Desert".

This extremely interesting and entertaining documentary is available online, for free at the following link:

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


1 comment:

paddy keenan said...

having all of the documentary up for free, defies the cause for which the documentary was filmed, it was meant to raise money, to help deprived people of the third world. an add would help much more so. hoping ye all understand my point.