Robert Plant, former Led Zeppelin frontman, has madea documentary about his travels in Mali. The title is “Zirka”, is divided into eight episodes which will be published every week (the first was released on November 11 and the second on the 19th) on the youtube channel of the singer of West Bromwich (West Midlands, England).
As you can read in the site rollingstonemagazine.it, the first episode documents the beginning of the journey of Plant, which, starting from Timbuktu, goes to Essakane, which takes place every year the “Festival au Desert”. “The arrival in the desert is well summed up by the impromptu session with the superstar Ali Farka Touré, with which you end up singing Ben E. King around the fire “. The second episode is dedicated to the festival, of which Plant was the guest for the first time in 2003, with the participation of African and popular western scene artists.
Watch the first two episodes of “Zirka”:
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