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Je Chanterai Pour Toi (I'll Sing for You) [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: German, English, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Les Productions
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Oct 2004
  • Run Time: 80.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00029BP26
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,568 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In the sixties, the people of Mali awoke each morning to the sound of Boubacar 'KarKar' Traoré's voice on the radio, singing of independence. Everyone in Mali remembers having danced to his hits. But since his music was only played on the radio, he didn't earn enough money to live on and he had to stop playing music to work as a tailor and a salesman to feed his family. A few years later, he is dealt a cruel blow: his beloved wife, Pierrette dies. Disoriented, KarKar leaves for France, working in construction, and singing at weekends in the Parisian immigrant shelters that are now his home. In Mali, everybody thinks that KarKar is dead. Years later, a music producer discovers an old recording of his... ...I'll Sing for You ( Je chanterai pour toi )

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars traveling blues of the old east 15 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
due to it's nature as the soundtrack to a film about the life and music of the great Mali bluesmand Boucacar Traore and also the music of Mali itself this album has a wonderful half joined feel, most of the songs on it are recorded live and often include sounds from the documentary which run into one another making the listener feel more like he is journying through the music, not just sitting still and listening to an album.
the music itself is of a very high quality, mixing the blues and more traditional mali music perfectly to form something which to the western ear is wonderfully relaxing, somewhat like those relaxation tapes of sea sounds, but with high quality music instead. Nor is it all the same artist, for whilst Traore features on all tracks he plays a number of duets, including three with Ali Farka Toure (who's album 'talking timbuctoo' with Ry Cooder i would also very much recommend). Their are also two songs from Traore's earlier carreor in the sixties where he was portrayed as independant malis answer to rock and roll.
This album is also wonderfully packaged with very good liner notes in both english and french telling you about each of the songs and about the man himself. There are many photos which help further the image of the music the album puts together as well.
I highly recomend this CD for anybody who is looking for a relaxing alternternative to just about anything modern life has to offer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Africa 18 Aug 2012
By Curly
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If you're here, then you already know how good this guy is. Saw him at Womad, and straight after getting home got a few of his albums. Timeless, raw music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars West Africa at its best 13 Mar 2008
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I've had 'The Best of . .' and 'Macire' for a while, and love them, particularly 'Macire'. I hesitated for ages to buy this thinking that, being a film soundtrack, it wouldn't match the others.
But it's wonderful, and is now my favourite.
If you appreciate the music of Boubacar Traore at all, you will love this.
Dreamy and contemplative - West Africa at its best.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Voice Crying in the Wilderness 23 May 2003
By o dubhthaigh - Published on
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This is the soundtrack to the French film about one of the greatest African artists of our times. If you have ever wondered about the origins of the American blues, listen to KarKar, as he is known in Mali. Thematically the songs are extraordinarily intelligent, metaphysical, ontological, existential. One of the things Americans have lost, regardless of their cultural heritage, is the sense of nuance that made a turn of phrase a philosophical and heartbreaking treatise. While US singers, regardless of race, seem to exalt in the bloody obvious, losing any grasp on subtlety, this man virtually oozes the sublime and the sophistication of a life fully informed with tragedy, passion, inspiration and joy. His guitar playing is exquisite, his voice one of a solitary visionary crying out into the wilderness.
This disc has a very ambient feel. There are field recordings made in the villages of Mali, in the streets of Timbuktu, sometimes with legendary colleagues such as Ali Farka Toure, or on stage in concert with his daughter, Rokia Traore. You hear audiences celebrating an icon, you hear children listening in rapture. The wind, the dust, the sounds of Northern Africa blow mystically through this disc. It is a wonder.
Perhaps a DVD of this film will be released in North America. I am moved beyond words by the songs on this disc, the voice, the guitar playing. Do yourself an enormous spiritual favour, and pick this up. You'll never listen to music in the same way thereafter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Buy his other CDs 16 Nov 2005
By Yarrow Nelson - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I love Boubacar, but this CD was disappointing. Most of the best songs on the CD I already have from his other CDs and those recordings are better. This one has a lot of noise from the movie that I could do without.

I HIGHLY recommend getting Karkar's other CDs: 'Sa Golo' and 'Macire'.

The DVD sounds great based on comments from the other reviewers - I would love to get a copy of that!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing, Beautiful Music 18 Aug 2003
By Film Aficionado - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This is 62 and a half minutes of some of the most beautiful, mesmerizing music you are likely to hear. Fans of Toure and Malian music in general should rejoice. The film (by Jacques Sarasin) will be coming out in the US in early '04 -- it's also quite wonderful.
5.0 out of 5 stars Such texture!! 18 Feb 2014
By Geo - Published on
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I can listen to this recording over and over again. It has all the live charm of the movie itself. I am an admirer of Boubacar, he has such wells to draw from for his music, his culture, his faith, and a mixture of languages.
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing 7 July 2008
By A. Amidei - Published on
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Boubacar Traoré is an incredible musician, and this album (as well as the movie it's from) were very inspiring.
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