They Will Have to Kill Us First (2015)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Instrumental Music, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Mar 4, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Violet LeVoit

Defiant musicians in Mali testify to how their music scene thrives underground, despite the restrictions of Sharia law and threats from Islamic fundamentalists. The film includes performances by Songhoy Blues, Khaira Arby, Fadimata "Disco" Walet Oumar, and Moussa Sidi.

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Africa, Islam, music, underground [counterculture], world-music