2010 three CD set. From the dusty plains of Mali to the Tanzanian Serengeti, the African voice can be heard loud and proud throughout this vast and vibrant continent. Featured are African superstars Salif Keita, Orchestra Baobab, Rokia Traor‚, and Youssou N'Dour as well as less well-known names who will equally delight and excite such as Malian bluesman Boubacar Traor‚ and Zanzibar Taarab singer and WOMEX Award winner Bi Kidude.
Acclaimed for both his preservation and modernization of the musical traditions of West Africa's Mandinka culture, Mory Kanté was born in Kissidougou, Guinea, in 1951; the son of a family of griots (musicians who serve not merely as entertainers but also as tribal historians), at age seven he was sent to Mali to learn tribal lore as well as the kora, the West African harp. At 15, Kanté relocated to Bamako and joined the Rail Band, then Mali's most popular group. …
It’s the story of everything – from the first microseconds of our universe to the exciting future of first contact and homes beyond our Earth. Join Adam Hart-Davis, Janet Sumner and Maggie Aderin for a journey around the planet to discover the latest thinking about the Cosmos.
Screen adaptation of the story by Thomas de Quincey (author of the famous "Confessions of an Englishman, used by opium").
This film - not so much a narrative about the "last days" of the German philosopher, as collection of curious facts, legends and fables about Kant. Here and the famous walk of Kant, which synchronize watches residents of Königsberg, and worn floorboards, where there was a servant of the philosopher, Kant, and pedantry in trifles. At the same time shows other Kant: cantankerous, sometimes cruel and arrogant.