'Under African Skies' heads to London

New Paul Simon documentary 'Under African Skies' is set to première in London later this month.

It's difficult to imagine just how risky 'Graceland' was. Now part of the cultural tapestry, the album saw Paul Simon defy a Western blockade and Apartheid to record with South African choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

A runaway success, 'Graceland' is set to turn 25 with nary a wrinkle on its face. New documentary 'Under African Skies' traces the journey that led to the album, using archive footage and exclusive interviews.

The film will gain its première at Sundance London later this month, following on from selected screenings at SXSW. If you miss out on tickets, then fear not - 'Under African Skies' is slated to be broadcast in full by the BBC this summer.

To coincide with the anniversary, Paul Simon is set to perform 'Graceland' in its entirety. Hitting Hard Rock Calling this summer, the legendary songwriter will be joined by Jimmy Cliff to perform 'Many Rivers To Cross' and 'The Harder They Come'.

After this, Paul Simon will be joined onstage by Ladysmith Black Mambazo - the first time they have performed together in the UK since 1987.

Of course, 'Graceland' will also gain an expansive re-issue. Due to be released on June 4th, the album will be available in the following formats:

Special 'Graceland' 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Box Set
The official 'Graceland' 25th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD set
'Graceland' 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl
An ultra-deluxe 'Graceland' 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set package

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