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Paul Simon and Dali Tambo

Duration: 01:45

Paul Simon and Dali Tambo, founder of Artists Against Apartheid, reconcile their differences.

Paul Simon's Graceland album is one of his greatest achievements - a brilliant fusion of African rhythms and western pop which became a global phenomenon. It also proved hugely controversial, as Simon broke the UN backed cultural boycott of a country still under the grip of apartheid.

Joe Berlinger's film captures Simon's return to South Africa 25 years on and contrasts the value of individual artistic expression versus collective political action as instruments of change. Did Paul Simon's unique collaboration with South Africa's township musicians set back the clock of South African liberation or drive it forward?

Available since: Mon 2 Jul 2012

Credits

Series Editor
Alan Yentob
Presenter
Alan Yentob
Director
Joe Berlinger

This clip is from

imagine... Summer 2012, Paul Simon's Graceland - Under African Skies

imagine... examines how Paul Simon's Graceland album affected South African liberation.

First broadcast: 03 Jul 2012

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