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A film by Stephane Jourdain documenting The Ex and Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya as they work in the studio and perform at the Banlieues Bleues Fesival, Paris.

Ex, The, Getachew Mekuria + guests
EthioSonic - A film by Stephane Jourdain [DVD]

Ex, The, Getachew Mekuria + guests: EthioSonic - A film by Stephane Jourdain [DVD] (La Huite)
Label: La Huite    
Released in: France    

"For a few days in March 2006, the Dutch punk-rock combo The Ex and legendary Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya went into the studio together to work on 11 tracks for a CD entitled Moa Anbessa (Terp Records), considered to be the first ethio-punk album (the composition are nearly all taken from the tradionnal Ethiopian repertory). A handful of concerts, including the closing event of the Banlieues Bleues Fesival, allowed the artists to hone the work and present it to an extremely enthusiastic public. The film takes us back and forth from the atmosphere of concentration in the studio to the energy of the stage. The shooting conditions for each situation are both opposite and complementary: contemplative and in the heart of the action for the first, dynamic and peripheral to the musicians for the second. The members of The Ex don't speack much Amharic and Getatchew understands just few words of English. Communication lies elsewhere, in the sensory understanding of musical solutions, energy and interpretation - in short, in the immediacy of the pleasure of creating together. That's want i what to capture in this film."-S. J

Single DVD, 100 minutes stereo 5.1; NTSC, All Regions; English & French Versions.

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Single DVD, 100 minutes stereo 5.1; NTSC, All Regions; English & French Versions.

UPC: 3341348601618

Label: La Huite
Catalog ID: LH 012
Squidco Product Code: 12586

Format: DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: France
Packaging: DVD snap case
Recorded Live at MC93 in Bobigny/Paris Banlieus Bleues Festival, April 7, 2006.



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