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WYATT, OLIVIA - Staring into the Sun

Format: DVD / CD / BOOK
Label & Cat.Number: Sublime Frequencies SF065
Release Year: 2011
Note: wonderful film from 2009 (60 min.) presenting Ethopian tribal music: OLIVIA WYATT recorded & filmed various tribes & people with their most original pieces (usually based on chants & rhythms) often used for ceremonies, using very different self-made instruments like lyres, bowed lute, various flutes, animal horn, rattles, gongs, hand drums => an amazing range of different music & approaches; comes with 133 pages book with many colour shots from the film, a one time pressing 1000 copies
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €28.00


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"Staring Into The Sun is the latest ethno-folk cinema classic from Sublime Frequencies. Ethiopia is known to be one of the oldest areas inhabited by humans and presently has over 80 diverse ethnic groups. In 2009, photographer/filmmaker Olivia Wyatt explored 13 different tribes throughout Ethiopia in this visually stunning film on DVD with accompanying 136-page book of Polaroid photographs and audio CD of field recordings. Traveling from the northern highlands to the lower Omo Valley via bush taxi, Isuzu cargo trucks, and by any means possible, Wyatt brings together the worlds of Zar spirit possession, Hamer tribal wedding ceremonies, Borena water well polyphonic singing, wild hyena feedings and bizarre Ethiopian TV segments, presenting an enchanting look at these otherworldly images, stark landscapes and captivating sounds from the horn of Africa. The featured tribes are captured with an unflinching sense of realism and poetic admiration resulting in a visual and aural feast of the senses. 136-page hardcover photography book with one music CD and one film on DVD. 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, landscape format. 117 color photographs and liner notes by Olivia Wyatt. Sublime Frequencies' most elaborate package yet. One-time limited edition pressing of 1,000 copies. DVD is NTSC format, All Region; length of film: 60 minutes, Color, Stereo." [label info]

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