Starts STREAMING Friday, APRIL 9 for $12
The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 45/55. You can watch Africa Mia: The Mali-Cuba Connection for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
“Vibrant, touching, colorful, this film is a magnificent celebration of life and music.” – Le Figaro
1964. In the midst of the Cold War, ten promising young musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist countries. Combining Malian and Afro-Cuban influences, they develop a revolutionary new sound and become the iconic ensemble, “Las Maravillas de Mali.” Many years later, Richard Minier, a French music producer, meets a former member of the band in Bamako and works to bring the legendary band back together. Nothing will be the same again, but there is a chance for a new project, and the band makes plans to journey back to Cuba to celebrate their musical adventure from decades ago, as well as the true friendships that have stood the test of time. (Dir. by Edouard Salier & Richard Minier, 2019, France/Cuba/Mali, in Spanish/French with English subtitles, 81 mins., Not Rated)