Walk All Night: A Drum Beat Journey
SAT | AAACC | 4PM-6PM
Walk All Night: Drum Beat Journey
Co-Directed by Mallory Sohmer & Kate Benzschawel
Four teenage street musicians from Chicago embark on a journey to Senegal, exploring its culture and their connection to Africa. Learning the sabar drum from a griot percussionist they discover that music can empower them to persevere and grow – but this transformation doesn’t come easy for the students or their mentors. While the young men begin to see themselves in a new light outside of the chaos of the city, the project leaders realize just how difficult it is to make lasting change.