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8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

Casamance: La banda sonora de un viaje (Casamance: The Soundtrack of a Journey) (2017 Feature Film)

Paloma Zapata | Spain | 2016 | Documentary | color | DCP | 90 min | Spanish, English, French, Wolof | e.s.

A musical journey through Senegal in which Depedro, singer-songwriter and member of Calexico, goes in search of the music from his youth. Visually stunning, musical and moving portrait of a multimusical, multicultural, multicolored country.

“It doesn’t matter where I’m from, it is where I’m going that matters,” says musician Depedro when people ask about his origins. Depedro’s real name is Jairo Zavala. He is a Spanish singer-songwriter with African and Latin American roots and is also a member of American indie rock band Calexico. During a radio interview with a Spanish DJ the idea arises to seek out the music Depedro heard during his youth.
The journey to Senegal that follows is chock-full of music and rhythms – a trip to the world’s heartbeat. This is where soul, rumba and rock originated. The search for the music of legendary griot (troubadour) Lamine Konte takes Depedro from Dakar to Casamance and features many joint performances or jam sessions with the musicians and dancers he meets. A film you could watch with your eyes shut except then you would miss the riot of color, landscapes and people that this film lovingly portrays.

Place: CINEMA 6

Date: 6 April 2017

Time: 19:00

Duration: 1:15

Place: CINEMA 6

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 15:15

Duration: 1:07

Place: CINEMA 6

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 11:15

Duration: 1:10

Year in Festival
Paloma Zapata
Iñaki Gorraiz
Paloma Zapata
90 min
Jairo Zavala (Depedro)
Jordi Canora
Production Company
La Fábrica Naranja
Production Design
Estefanía Ten
La Fábrica Naranja
Paloma Zapata
Sound Design
Pablo Gregorio
Year of Production
Paloma Zapata

Paloma ZAPATA (1979, Spain) went to art school and became known as a filmmaker for the music videos and commercials she created for the bands Calexico and Depedro as well as for the brands Nestlé and Rimmel London. She has also made short films and documentaries. She works in London and Barcelona.


La fábula del dibujante (2013, short), Casamance: La banda sonara de un viaje/Casamance: The Soundtrack of a Journey (2016, doc)