Retaining the movie’s authenticity with music

We were incredibly honored to have world-reknown musician Salieu Suso perform for the movie with the traditional 21 stringed Kora, the West African harp.  Salieu Suso was born into a family of farmers and traditional Gambian musicians/historians that extends back nearly 1000 years. He was trained to play the  Kora  beginning at age 8 by his father, renowned Kora player Alhaji Musa Makang Suso. He is a descendent of the inventor of the Kora.

We recorded some of the music at the village where we filmed, and the remainder was composed by Jay Wadley, New York based composer/producer and co-founder of Found Objects Music Productions.

 

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