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Africa, America, Europe
Black Atlantic
Feel like going home (The Blues III)
Martin Scorsese
Admission: 5 , concessions 3
Black Atlantic
USA 2003, 83 min., OV

In part three of Scorsese's major seven-part "The Blues" documentary, he sets out on a journey with young blues guitarist Corey Harris, travelling from the Mississippi delta heartlands across the Atlantic to Mali. In "Feel Like Going Home", he not only explores the roots of the Blues in their historical context, but shows how this really was a music waiting to be born. Valuable archive material collected in the 1930s for the "Archive of Folk Culture Collections" underlines the significance of the Blues as a language of resistance among the disadvantaged rural Afro-American population. Scorsese traces the way the Blues gradually spread into urban life, becoming one of the most popular music styles in the USA. Even today, some rural Blues forms still contain recognisable echoes of specific kinds of West African music. Scorsese includes interviews with Afro-American Blues stars such as Taj Mahal or Otha Turner, and Mali music legends Ali Farka Toure and Salif Keita, giving a clear voice to the way the Blues crossed the Atlantic.