Ethiopiques: Revolt Of The Soul

Saturday, March 2, at 2:30 pm in Erskine (Dance Studio)

DIRECTOR

MACIEK BOCHNIAK

COUNTRY

POLAND

RUNNING TIME

70 mins

YEAR

2017

LANGUAGE

English & Amharic with English subtitles

ABOUT THE FILM

In the late ’60s, Addis Ababa record store owner Amha Eshete risked everything by recording popular Ethiopian music imbued with flavours of funk, soul and jazz. Tolerated by the Ethiopian Monarchy, the music was celebrated by the people until 1975 when a new regime shut it down. Fortunately, French music collector Francis Falceto became obsessed and spent 20 years tracking down the musicians to compile the complete record series. This account of the courage and audacity of gifted musicians creating stunning music against all odds was nominated for the IndieMusic Schweppes Award at the 2018 IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival.

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