If you go out around music bars and venues in Addis Ababa, you will enjoy a very characteristic scene, but if you want to get an idea of the different sounds from the country, you will get a very narrow view of it; in some places some Amhara or Gurage music may be found but ... what about the rest? There are more than eighty different nationalities and cultures spread all along the mountains, deserts and forests of Ethiopia.
Nowadays many of the traditional instruments in Ethiopia have been replaced for electronic keyboards, and many local traditional bands have been reduced to a front(wo)man singing along to a keyboard which plays beats and melodies all in one.
Director: Quino Piñero
Already in his early years Quino Piñero started recording his own compositions using several cassette players and recorders simultaneously for multitrack recordings and overdubbing. He tried to enrol the Media University but his high school grades did not help at all to access. Hence, he started his nomadic life at the age of nineteen, always carrying his audio recorder and camera.
Runtime:1 hour 26 minutes 47 seconds
Completion Date:May 14, 2015
Production Budget:8,000 GBP
Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Country of Filming:Ethiopia