Great Performances - Season 40, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

Paul Simon's Graceland Journey

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The making of Paul Simon's 1986 "Graceland" album is recalled in this documentary, which accompanies the singer-songwriter on a visit to South Africa, where he reunites with some of the musicians involved in the recording. The album has sold more than 14 million copies and is considered one of the touchstone recordings of its time, yet the success and acclaim did not come without controversy: Simon was criticized for breaking a cultural boycott then in place against apartheid-era South Africa.

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