Azmari: An Ethiopian Musician | Music


From: Africa Direct

A younger Azmari musician embarks on a difficult journey to Addis Ababa to enhance his musicianship and discover work.

Yoseph Gedefaw is an Azmari, a conventional musician and singer of song-stories, who lives in Birbuax, Gondar in Ethiopia.

He leaves his village to satisfy different Azmaris within the capital, Addis Ababa, the place he hopes to enhance his musicianship and discover work.

On this movie, filmmaker Henok Mebratu follows his journey, immersing us in Yoseph’s musical world and sharing a few of the rituals of his group, as he struggles within the large metropolis.

Henok Mebratu is a director and producer who works throughout a number of features of the movie enterprise in Ethiopia, from manufacturing fixing to enhancing and animation. He has participated in main worldwide festivals together with Cannes and the Berlinale.

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