This should be pretty fricking cool.
Throw Down Your Heart follows American banjo virtuoso BÃ©la Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album. Itâ€™s a boundary-breaking musical adventure that celebrates the beauty and complexity of Africa â€“ an Africa that is very different from what is often seen in the media today.
At first glance, it might seem odd that the banjo is the catalyst for this journey. But in fact, the banjo is originally an African instrument. And BÃ©la Fleckâ€™s passion for the banjo runs deep. In his trailblazing 30-year career, BÃ©la has brought the instrument into jazz, pop, classical, and world music settings, and won eight Grammys along the way (not to mention the 20 nominations, in more distinct categories than anyone else, ever).