ETHIOPIQUES- THE REVOLT OF THE SOUL

ETHIOPIQUES- BUNT DUSZ

By Maciej BOCHNIAK

CAT&DOCS - as SALES All rights, World

Art - Culture - Completed 2017

The story of forgotten Ethiopian musicians who became an considerable inspiration for free jazz and pop music nowadays.

Festivals
& Awards

IDFA 2017
Music
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • POLAND, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, AMHARIC
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maciej BOCHNIAK
    • Producer(s)
    • Mikołaj POKROMSKI (POKROMSKI STUDIO)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1997, the Western world was first introduced to the rich musical history of Ethiopia through the Éthiopiques series of CDs. The eponymous documentary tells the story of the French music journalist Francis Falceto, who masterminded this famous series. The music emerged from a less repressive time when Emperor Haile Selassie tolerated this infectious music, with its African sound influenced by Western genres such as soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz. Everything changed with the military coup of 1974, bringing into power the brutal Derg regime that ruled until 1991. Éthiopiques features playful animations, finishes with the comeback of Girma Beyene and includes live performances and recordings for Mistakes on Purpose, the 30th CD in the series.