Ethiopiques - Revolt of the Soul

Biografilm Art&Music

(Germania, Polonia / 2017 / 70’)

“From fantasy to Reality”. The rise, the fall and the ransom of Ethiopian jazz musicians that generated a revolution in the Sixties, and not just a musical one. In a colorful
journey among gaudy animations, the main characters of those roaring years remember the Ethiopiques Obsession, before the civil war in their country broke their dreams. Following the friendship and the artistic cooperation of Amha Eshete – founder of the first Ethiopian record company - and the French producer Francis Falceto, the
film reconstructs the events around that “lost music” and retraces the history of a Country, observing - and listening - the impact that it had in every corner of the world.