Music in Addis is present in actions and sounds spread out on differentiated spaces, it is an expression of the everyday urban life and its processes of transformation and adaptation in the city.
New Voices In An Old Flower explores this vitality of music looking at the plurality of the city and its people. Drifting in unplanned tours through the urban landscape of contemporary Addis Ababa, this film is shaped by encounters, dialogues and collaborations with musicians and other inhabitants of the city.
There are more than eighty different nationalities and cultures spread along the mountains, deserts and forests of Ethiopia. Roaring Abyss is a sound journey through the different music styles from this part of the world.
The Roaring Abyss team spent two years performing field recordings around Ethiopia trying to unveil the music universe, in order to keep a record of an endangered music tradition.