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Film Africa 2016 - Roaring Abyss - with Q&A with director Quino Piñero

Director Quino Piñero

Saturday 5th November 2016

Ritzy Cinema, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 1JG

18:30pm, Tickets £12.50 + booking fee, Concessions available. Tickets can be purchased from the Ritzy Cinema website.

Roaring Abyss

This musical road movie takes us across Ethiopia, a nation of ninety-million and eighty different languages. Full of field recordings of all forms of traditional music - from wind orchestras from the time of Emperor Haile Selassie to the Azmari, the Ethiopian equivalent of European bards. These are traditional pieces, using scales very different from Western music, involving instruments like the washent, masinko, krar and begena. The result is a fascinating document of music that has been passed on from generation to generation for centuries.

Directors: Quino Piñero
Country: Ethiopia, Spain, UK
Year: 2015
Running time: 86 mins
Language: Amharic, Oromifa, Nuer, Anuak, Kaffinya, Harari, Sidamo, Tigrinya, English with English subtitles.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Quino Piñero. Keep your ticket for free entry to the Film Africa Closing Party.

More information about the festival can be found on the Film Africa 2016 website.

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