The Slave Ship Musical You Never Knew Existed                                    

You may not have been aware of the first African movie musical, but it saw its debut in 1979 and has now been restored and re-released. Created by Mauritanian French director Mel Hondo, ‘West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty’ tells a sweeping story of four centuries of French colonialism, set to music.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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