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In November 1971, Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer of Cream and Blind Faith, decided to set up a recording studio in Lagos, then the capital of Nigeria. Baker was one of the first rock musicians to realize the potential of African music. He also decided that it would be a rewarding musical experience to travel to Nigeria over land across the Sahara desert a journey that would lead him into a number of adventures. This film by Tony Palmer follows Ginger Bakers odyssey as he makes his journey and finally arrives in Nigeria to set up his studio, which would run successfully through the seventies as a facility for both local and western musicians (Paul McCartneys Wings recorded "Band On The Run" there).
This poorly-produced home movie exists for no reason other than to fetch a few dollars from your wallet. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Steven Arnott
The back of the DVD has an excellent description of how three men are lucky to be alive after driving through the desert. Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by Jason Smart
This movie is the coooolest. You put Baker in Africa and it immediately turns into a pyschedelic African adventure. Read morePublished on March 24, 2008 by Keeper
Ginger Baker is a genuine drumming legend (certainly a favourite of mine - that's how I came to buy this DVD), but has made a regrettable decision to market this sad episode in his... Read morePublished on October 6, 2006 by Shane Staunton