Bela Fleck – Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions (2020)

Posted by Green on January 12, 2021as

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Throw Down Your Heart’, a document of virtuoso banjo player Béla Fleck’s remarkable journey across Africa to explore the banjo’s roots, is available for the first time as a complete film and music set, with the addition of a brand new duo album with kora master Toumani Diabaté, ‘The Ripple Effect’ (also available separately on 180-gram 2-LP gatefold vinyl).

‘Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions’ also includes a DVD of the acclaimed documentary film Throw Down Your Heart, with commentary from Fleck and his brother, director Sascha Paladino, along with 14 bonus performances and the 3x GRAMMY®-winning albums Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions and Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks.

Through its stunning location footage, enthusiastic jam sessions, and hauntingly beautiful music, director Sascha Paladino’s multi-award-winning Throw Down Your Heart captured a collection of the world’s greatest musicians demonstrating how music transcends languages, cultures and continents. This is the first time it will be available as a complete set. Its release is timed to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Rounder Records.

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