Return To Gorée
A Senegalese evening on the SS Great Britain
Afrika Eye invites you to an evening of Senegalese film, music and food on board the iconic SS Great Britain.
– Explore the ship at your leisure
– Watch a first time screening of Youssou N’Dour’s “Return to Gorée’ in the First Class dining room plus Q&A with Justin Adams and Andy Morgan
– Sample a delicious Senegalese buffet
– Relax to the beautiful live sounds of the ‘kora’ with Modou Ndaiye
6.15 Doors open for entry to the ship
6.45. Buffet supper and live music and bar
7.30. British Council short film ‘Our City – Your Eyes’ by Pierre Nyongira & SplitzP
7.45 Film screening ‘Return to Gorée’
9:37 End of film beginning of Q&A with Simwinji Zeko, Andy Morgan and Justin Adams
“a magical history tour” New York Times
“uplifting and heartwarming” BFI London Film Festival
Africa’s slave legacy is explored by internationally acclaimed Senegalese Mbalax singer YOUSSOU N’DOUR and world-renowned jazz pianist MONCEF GENOUD in RETURN TO GORÉE.
Starting out from the Gorée trading post, where African slaves were processed on to ships bound for the Americas, Youssou N’Dour traces the journey they made and their influence on the cultures they became part of. Pierre-Yves Borgeaud’s film accompanies N’Dour as he travels from Dakar to Atlanta, New Orleans, New York City and finally Luxembourg, revealing in the history of jazz the rich legacy of his ancestors.
Gathering together some of the world’s most exceptional musicians and singers from gospel, traditional jazz and soul, including IDRIS MUHAMMAD, ERNIE HAMMES and GRÉGOIRE MARET, Youssou N’Dour’s return to Gorée becomes a celebration of Africa’s enduring musical culture.
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Access Information: There is detailed information about access around the ship and site on the SS Great Britain website https://www.ssgreatbritain.org/your-visit/access-all
Please note that the event will take place in the first class dining saloon.
If you have access requirements of any kind, we encourage you to get in touch with us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to make your experience as accessible as possible.
About The EventVenue: SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY
Date And Time: November 4, 2019 6:15 pm
Tickets: Adult £23 / Concessions: £18 / Under 24 yrs £16 / Adult and pay it forward £30
About The FilmDirector: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
Cast: Youssou N'Dour, Moncef Genoud, Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye
Running Time: 110
Language: English / French
Age Rating: U