GUZO NORTH

 

The second instalment of our journey initiated with Ethiopian pianist Samuel Yirga, brings us to the Northern regions of Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Gondar and the unexplored Azmari villages of the Amhara region. Here, 850 kilometers North of the capital Addis Ababa, we encounter one of the most powerful facets of Ethiopia’s millenarian Music heritage and culture…

 

 

SORRY IT'S A GIRL

 

Princess Irène Swiatopolk-Mirska is the last descendant of one of Europe's oldest families. With witty irony and full of surprising detais, she and some of her closest friends narrate a long and adventurous life that moves along 20th century history: from a war-stricken castle in today's Belarus to many of Europe's capitals, from the US to Morccco where she was one of the world's first flight attendants.

JAMMING ADDIS

 

In 1924, a brass-band became Ethiopia's first official orchestra, in the 1960s, musicians began to fuse Jazz, Soul and Rhythm'n'Blues with the traditional Ethiopian five-note scale in what today is known as Ethio-Jazz. This was called the era of 'Swinging Addis'. But when the grim Marxist regime of the 'Derg' took power in 1974, it killed 'Swinging Addis'. It took until the 21st century that a new generation of young Ethiopian musicians began to fill the void. This is their story…

 

 

THE FLOATING WORLD OF KASHMIR

 

A rare glance into Kashmir, one of the world's most remote and inaccessible regions in the North of India. Kashmir is known for being contested by Pakistan, India and China since the division of the subcontinent. What many don't know is that here, much of the people's life happens on water…