WALK ALL NIGHT: A DRUM BEAT JOURNEY
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017, 11:30AM Julia DeBurgos Performing & Arts Center
WALK ALL NIGHT: A DRUM BEAT JOURNEY Mallory Sohmer • Kate Benzschawel • USA • 2016 • 85 min. • Documentary
HARLEM PREMIERE An idealistic social worker initiates an ambitious project to take a group of street musicians to West Africa. Fascinated by the sounds of bucket drummers she meets on Chicago’s south side, Elilta Tewelde aspires to connect the young men to their African heritage through music. A native of Africa herself, she crowd funds a trip to Senegal where the teens will participate in traditional drumming workshops under a master percussionist and his family. But the cultural divide proves wide and problems surface along the way challenging the project leaders and bucket drummers to unexpected limits and discoveries about themselves.