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Red Snapper compose new score to Touki Bouki

UK group Red Snapper have composed a new soundtrack to 1970s Senegalese film Touki Bouki, directed by Djibril Diop Mambety and recently restored by Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation.

The film, in French and Wolof (with English subtitles), follows young Africans attempting to reach Paris and find prosperity. The group, which is Rich Thair, David Ayers, Ali Friend and Tom Challenger, are hoping to take the project on tour. Red Snapper will be performing the soundtrack live on 24 April in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank.

Rich Thair says: "We are funding the whole project ourselves and are so proud of it, it's a really interesting blend of experimental UK music and a cult African road movie."

More details on the soundtrack here.