WE ARE ONE: BLOOD DRUM SPIRIT
Directed by Sara Pettinella


Documentary Feature
U.S.A. and W. Africa

WORLD PREMIERE

Running time: 1:07

This film will screen on Day 2 (Friday, 8/24/18) starting at 11:15 AM.

Exploring the musical and cultural threads that connect jazz with its West African roots, We Are One follows the stories of four American musicians as they travel to Ghana to collaborate with master musicians, dancers, and singers. Adapting traditional songs and rhythms learned in villages over decades, the group joins members of the communities from which the music comes, and together create an artistic offering that celebrates the connections we all share as part of the human family.

Ms. Pettinella will be attending the festival.

Accompanying her will be the band from the film, blood drum spirit featuring royal hartigan, who will also be playing local clubs in Carson City, Reno and Tahoe City while they're here.

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