About

A feature length documentary that tells the exuberant and moving story of Sonia Bazanta, known to the world as the singer Toto La Momposina, the godmother of world music.

Beginning in 2010, filmmakers Donald Roman Lopez and Rene Veilleux follow the legendary Colombian vocalist across Europe, into Mexico and home to Colombia. Beginning with her first major European tour in years, the film uses Toto’s musical performances as a way to retrace pivotal moments throughout her life – displaced by civil war as a child, finding refuge in her family’s musical traditions as a teenager, busking in the Paris metro and becoming the renowned world artist she is today.
At heart is a broader look at the complex issue of identity.

YEAR:
In production

CREDITS:

Director:
DONALD ROMAN LOPEZ

Producer:
RENE VEILLEUX


A Verité Films Production

Featuring interviews with:

TOTO LA MOMPOSINA, following her band, manager and her family.
YOUSSOU N’DOUR
THOMAS BROOMAN (WOMAD)
ANDREA ECHEVERRY & HECTOR BUITRAGO, of the Colombian group  ATERCIOPELADOS
MARINA ABAD (OJOS DE BRUJO from Spain)
MICHEL SALAZAR/VICENTE ARENCIBIA  (ASERE, Cuban band)
MOJARRA ELECTRICA

Upcoming interviews with:

SHAKIRA
LILA DOWNS
PETER GABRIEL
CARLOS VIVES
JUANES
RENE PEREZ JOBLAR (CALLE 13)
CHOCQUIBTOWN (Winners of the Latin Grammy Award)