A musical journey around Ethiopia's Addis Ababa to document its startling range of sounds.
Quino Piñero is somewhat of an ethnomusicologist and sound pilgrim, using film as a way of exploring new places (he also worked as sound designer on Crumbs, a stand-out at Flatpack 10). Fascinated by Ethiopian music, he relocated to the capital Addis Ababa in 2012 to document its startling range of sounds from the inside, working in venues as a sound engineer and making music with people he met along the way. New Voices in an Old Flower emerged from these experiences as an ecstatic, sultry sojourn around the colourful country he fell in love with, reverberating in the flourishing contemporary music scenes ranging from hip hop to reggae and free jazz to electronic beats. An ideal bed-fellow for the preceding film, Fonko, and we're delighted to welcome Quino Piñero to Birmingham for a discussion after the film.
Dir: Quino Piñero, Spain/United Kingdom/Ethiopia 2016, 69 mins