Monday, 8 September 2014
In "The Africa Report" N°63, August-September 2014, our friend Samuel Yirga has been named among the "50 African Rising Stars" by the prestigious Paris-based the Africa Report Magazine. Samuel is named along with 50 other rising Africans of the new generation who drive change accross the continent.
According to the magazine, Samuel is "a piano prodigy who arrived late and made up for lost time. His hands - deemed too small to play the piano by music teachers - fly across the keys as he switches from a traditional jazz riff to an improvisation on a theme from the golden age of Ethiopian music.” Congratulations, Sammy!
Friday, 29 August 2014
After a second visit to Addis Ethiopia, our music documentary JAMMING ADDIS (formerly known as 'Swinging Addis') is now completed. Please contact us for more information.
Friday, 28 February 2014
We are extremely happy to welcome director of photography HENRIK SAUER as the new partner in OutreMer's team. With his long career and extensive international experience, Henrik's collaboration is already essential for our self-produced films. From our new offices in Hamburg, from now on Henrik will be contributing to the company's successful positioning on the National and international marketplace.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
During our adventurous trip into the nights of Addis Ababa, we were accompanied by protagonists of Ethiopian cultural life such as dancer Melaku Belay, pianist Samuel Yirga, bandleader Girum Mezmur, bassist Yohannes Tona, beguenna harpist Alemu Aga, singer Tsedenia Gebremarkos and many others. Their invaluable contribution went beyond all our expectations!
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
With the sustain of the Africa Programme of the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), OutreMer Film will deliver a feature documentary that provides insights about the traditions, the past and the present of popular culture in Ethiopia, with a particular focus on music. JAMMING ADDIS focuses on the traditions, the present and the future of popular culture, especially music, in Addis and Ethiopia. Director Dirk van den Berg is joined by cinematographer Henrik Sauer and photographer Olivia Furtwängler.