Varese Sarabande Records has announced the details for the soundtrack release of the drama The First Grader. The album includes Alex Heffes‘ original score from the movie. Heffes’ music features evocative vocals recorded in Kenya. The album will be released on June 14, 2011. To pre-order the soundtrack, visit Amazon. The First Grader directed by Justin Chadwick and starring Naomie Harris and Oliver Litondo is based on the true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan man’s battle to get an education. The film is currently playing in select theaters. For more information, visit the official movie webpage.

Here’s the album track list:

1.  Maruge Digs (2:20)
2.  Courage Performed by Vieux Farka Touré (4:19)
3.  The School (2:40)
4.  Maruge Buys His Uniform (1:56)
5.  Buried Memories (3:49)
6.  The Raid (2:47)
7.  I Had A Family (3:14)  8
8.  Teach Me To Read (2:30)
9.  Maruge’s Fame Spreads (2:15)
10.  The Execution (3:48)
11.  We Want Our Cut (3:14)
12.  The Childrens’ Rebellion (3:25)
13.  Maruge’s Speech And Jane Returns (5:27)
14.  Reading The Letter (2:14)
15.  Walk On (End Title Song) featuring Kawesa (2:56)
16.  Playground Song (2:28)

  1. Sam Feuer says:

    One of the most enjoyable, moving, fulfilling soundtracks I ever heard… From start to finish… Each track tells a story. Oscar worthy!!!