The film “Je chanterai pour toi” (I’ll sing for you) follows Boubacar Traoré as he returns to his home village of Kayes, Mali.
This documentary seamlessly combines archival film footage and photos, contemporary scenes of life, interviews with Traoré’s friends (including compatriot Ali Farke Touré), and his sometimes impromptu live performances. The film covers the musical, political, cultural, and personal contexts effortlessly and meaningfully.
This video clip exemplifies the sensitive way the Swiss director Jacques Sarasin reflects the man and his world. Rarely does a film match the tone and feel of a subject in such a way.Mali