New Voices in an Old Flower

Quino Piñero

IFFR 2017

Scopitone

  • 69'
  • Spain
  • 2016

Ethiopian music that has garnered international recognition dates back to the 1950s to 1980s. Filmmaker/music producer Quino Piñero became an enthusiast and decided to move to Ethiopia to study the scene up close. He discovered a (too) little-known, yet thriving contemporary music culture in the capital Addis Ababa. 
In this documentary, he gives musicians a platform, but primarily lets them play. Alongside interviews there is tons of footage of recording sessions and atmospheric live shows in today’s Ethiopian jazz, pop and reggae that echo tradition, as well as in the more American-inspired hip-hop and refreshing electronic sounds. The film also explores the city’s slums, exciting nightlife and interesting inhabitants.

Free admission.

Director
Quino Piñero
Countries of production
Spain, United Kingdom, Ethiopia
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
69'
Medium
File
Languages
English, Amharic
Producer
Quino Piñero
Production Company
Solysombra Recordings
Sales
Solysombra Recordings
Cinematography
Quino Piñero, Israel Seoane, Gonzalo Guajardo
Editor
Quino Piñero
Production Design
Quino Piñero
Sound Design
Quino Piñero
Website
www.facebook.com/newvoicesinanoldflower/