Watch the new film trailer for "Under African Skies," the documentary from Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy and Peabody Award winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger. The film chronicles Paul Simon's 2011 return to South Africa to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Graceland."
The New York Times has ranked Paul Simon's "So Beautiful or So What" album among the best of 2011! Critic Jon Pareles rated the album at #2 for the year and wrote: "Questions of mortality, faith and the meaning of life fill an album that's never weighed down by its seriousness.
In the modern world we are, more often than not, instantly gratified and prone to fashion. In these days of miracle and wonder it is always refreshing to hear from an artist who has lasted long enough to hand down a body of work that contributes to our collective sense of American history—the bulk of whose work could not easily be accused of being instantly gratifying, nor always fashionable. Paul Simon’s songwriting continues to stick in our collective consciousness because it really is that good. He is a meticulous craftsman. The kind whose guild many would be envious to join.