Check Out a Remake of “Purple Rain” Like You’ve Never Seen Before

It’s a unique remake of the classic film with music from the incredible guitarists of Niger.

Tomorrow the Cinema Lamont film series in Eastern Market will present a tribute to Prince like you’ve never seen before. June 7th would have been the artist’s 59th birthday. In celebration, see a highly unique remake of the film “Purple Rain‘” set in the vast Saharan desert.

Listen above to Cinema Lamont founder Joshua Gardner talking with Amanda LeClaire about “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red In It“.

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  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.