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RHYTHM GRIOTS

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ROBBIE LEPPZER - Director, Producer, Interviewer, Videographer, Sound Recordist, Editor

Running Time: 6:20

        A portrait of Massamba Diop, Senegalese master of the tama or talking drum and his collaboration with U.S. world music percussionist Tony Vacca.  Diop has worked with Afro-pop superstar Baaba Maal and his Daande Lenol Orchestra since its inception over twenty-five years ago.

        This short is part of an on-going documentary project, chronicling the work of the Senegal-America Project. For more information, visit www.arts-are-essential.org/Senegal-AmericaProject.html.

About The Filmmaker

        Robbie Leppzer is an award-winning independent documentary director, producer, videographer, editor, and sound recordist, with thirty years experience producing over thirty independent film, video, and public radio documentaries for national and international distribution. His critically acclaimed works about contemporary social issues and multicultural themes have been broadcast globally by CNN International and broadcast nationally in the United States and Canada by PBS, CNN, Cinemax, Sundance Channel, HDNet, Black Entertainment Television, The Learning Channel, Link TV, Free Speech TV, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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