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The Blues: Feel Like Going Home

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Film of the Alternative cinema: Authors' Collections series

USA, 2003

Director: Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese pays homage to the Delta blues. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and on to West Africa, exploring the roots of the music. The film celebrates the early Delta bluesmen through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure) and rare archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker).

Says Scorsese: «I've always felt an affinity for blues music — the culture of storytelling through music is incredibly fascinating and appealing to me. The blues have great emotional resonance and are the foundation for American popular music.»

Performances in Feel Like Going Home
Corey Harris
John Lee Hooker
Son House
Salif Keita
Habib Koité
Taj Mahal
Ali Farka Toure
Otha Turner
Muddy Waters
Keb' Mo'
Willie King
Lead Belly

Interviews in Feel Like Going Home
Corey Harris
Sam Carr
Toumani Diabate
Willie King
Dick Waterman
Taj Mahal
Johnny Shines
Otha Turner
Ali Farka Toure
Habib Koité
Salif Keita
Keb' Mo'

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