Sini — Tomorrow

Sini is a song of pain a couple about the future of their children, of all children.

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Sini

Author’s note

Sini is a song of pain a couple about the future of their children, of all children. Sini is the result of my friendship with Moussa Diallo. I was Impressed by the music and personality of Mousa, and I suggested this last experience: improvise images on a musical demo and Moussa adapt it to the narrative. This “back and forth” between the bench as the host and studio musician gave “Sini”. The animation was drawn (ink on paper) directly under the rostrum camera during one month. This work was performed with the music looping on my iPod. The graphic elements were then assembled into composite and graphics with After Effects.

The common desire was to make a film about Africa and far beyond to touch the universal concern about the world’s future.

The music was recorded in Copenhagen and in Bamako. The musicians on the recording are: Dawda Jobarteh at the kora, Barou Kouyate at the N’Goni. Barou Kouyaté belongs to the famous Kouyaté family of griots and Ngoni players from generation to generation. Amy Sacko, famous malian singer is also heir to a dynasty of griots. Amy and Barou usually play with Bassekou Kouyate’s Ngoni Ba. the balafon is played by another great Malian musician Samba Diabaté.

I was so pleased of this work that I decided to make an other film with Moussa : Miniyamba.

More about Moussa Diallo.

Festivals

Odense film festival.