“In 1984, Prince was on top of the world, with a No. 1 album and later a No. 1 movie, both named Purple Rain.
Little did Prince know then how widely his projects’ influence would spread, or the ways in which they might translate — literally. Three decades after the film first premiered, it got a remake filmed in Niger, featuring members of a nomadic group of people known as the Tuareg.
It’s called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai — which translates to “Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It.” That’s because there’s no word for “purple” in Tamajeq, the language spoken by the Tuareg.”