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Robert Palmer back in the New York Times



"The Hand of Fatima" trailer.

The New York Times writes about Little Rock born music critic Robert Palmer today. Because of the new DeCurtis anthology I mentioned last week and the new documentary, "Hand of Fatima," directed by Palmer's daughter, Augusta Palmer.

Looks pretty cool. It's part critical bio and part travelogue, with Palmer traveling to Jajouka, Morocco, tracking Robert Palmer's obsession with the Master Musicians of Jajouka.

The New Yorker liked it:

The material is rich, sometimes too rich—there are manic seventies drug tales, domestic soap operas, exotic locales, interviews with her father’s colleagues and fellow-travellers, and representations of rock criticism through a mix of photography, animation, and narration—and the sprawl is occasionally overwhelming. But the film ultimately succeeds in shedding kaleidoscopic light on both the man and the music.

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