This documentary recounts a fascinating encounter in the summer of 2005, when The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band performed in ancient Roman ruins at the 50th Anniversary Baalbeck International Festival in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. We traveled to Lebanon expecting no more than a first-rate jazz concert performed in a strange country that most Americans never think about unless bombs are falling in Beirut. What we witnessed was a meeting of kindred spirits - cultural freedom fighters from vastly different cultures, united by the universal language of music in a defiant expression of resistance against the darker forces of conflict and oppression.
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