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Fri, Sep 10


Epsilon Spires

Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It!

Prince’s PURPLE RAIN reimagined in the desert city of Agadez, Niger, starring the Tuareg guitar virtuoso Mdou Moctar. This sincere DIY homage features electrifying musical performances that provide an experimental ethnographic window into the fascinating Tuareg music scene.

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 Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It!
 Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It!

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Sep 10, 2021, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the event

Join Us For Our Last Backlot Cinema Screening Of The 2021 Season!

AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI (“RAIN THE COLOR BLUE WITH A LITTLE RED IN IT”) 2015, Niger, Tamashek and Tuareg with English subtitles, 75 minutes. *This film is suitable for all ages.

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai translates to "Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It."  because there's no word for "purple" in Tamajeq, the language spoken by the Tuareg. In this loose remake of Prince’s Purple Rain, by the way of The Harder They Come, director and self-proclaimed “guerilla ethnomusicologist” Christopher Kirkley engages West African music in his striking film debut that is the first ever Tuareg-language film. Guitar player and African music sensation Mdou Moctar stars as the purple motorcycle-riding musician tearing up the desert between home recording studios and guitar parties. Like the original, this version of Purple Rain follows a virtuosic guitarist and songwriter who battles his musical rivals, his conservative father, and eventually, his own ego.

“Blissful, effervescent entertainment”—Jon Dieringer, Screen Slate

See Mdou Moctar Perform Live on September 11th at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street Holyoke, MA!



  • Admission to Backlot Cinema!

    Ticket for one person- includes entry into the Raffle! Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. Masks a required inside the building. Enjoy the program!

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