Films by Itsushi Kawase


Kids got a song to sing

37min / 2005

Azmari is a group of hereditary musical performers in Ethiopia who play one stringed fiddle in the various rituals and entertainment occasions for the people in northern highland. The film recounts the story of Tegabu and Yitayal, two Azmari kids who are in the territorial dispute with adult musicians. The film is a part of the project of recording the life-courses of Azmari particularly focusing on a couple of children based on the constant filming year by year since 2001.

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