>> NEW << Mississippi Ramblin'

FR | 2018 | 52' | 4K | English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Nicolas Finet | N2 The Emerging Side 

 

Two French cartoonists pay a tribute to iconic blues musician Robert Johnson (1911-1938) who inspired legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendricks, the Rolling Stones, and others traveling to Mississippi (USA). They tell us their graphic novel, "Love in vain", a bestseller translated in seven languages (and published in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Poland and Japan), about the life of the artist, walking in his footsteps in the cradle of the blues, meeting real blues men. The 80th anniversary of Robert Johnson's death is celebrated in 2018.

>> NEW << Gospel for 100 voices

GOSPEL CONCERT | FR | 2017 | 138' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud-Ewilona Prod | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Gospel for 100 voices is the biggest choir in the world. They sing the great standards of gospel, traditional American religious songs expressing the pain of slavery as much as the joy of being together. They also play Caribbean, African gospel and current urban gospel. It has more than 75 singers from 24 countries with different religions, 12 dancers, 8 musicians and 5 internationally renowned vocal Leaders. This group got over 12 million viewers for the "Britain Got Talent" TV show, and won the Golden Buzzer and the Favorite Jury's award during the final in 2016. This video created the buzz and was viewed more than 33 million times on Youtube. Due to its globalized composition and the nature of its songs, such as "Oh Happy Days", this choir offers us vibrant moments of communion by singing brotherhood, love and passion of music.
Shot at the Palais des Sports in Paris, Dome of Paris, France.

 

>> NEW << CIRKACUBA

 

CUBAN SHOW | FR | 2016 | 88' | HD | Introduction in French, songs in Spanish | By Thierry Teston | Axe Sud & Cirque Phénix | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Cirque Phénix

The Circus Phénix of Paris presents a Cuban show with 50 acrobats, dancers & musicians who perform 12 colourful scenes, giving a hybrid identity to this creation between a musical & a genuine circus show (without animals). Rigor & technicality inspired sometimes from Russians & Chinese are sublimated by the tropical joy of life irradiating these performances.

>> NEW << henri guedon, the art and freedom

DOC | FR | 2016 | 52' | HD | French | By Jean-Marc Gosse | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Henri Guédon (1944-2006) was a Martiniquan percussionist -leader of a salsa band- painter and sculptor born on the same day as the abolition of slavery in his homeland. This tribute unveils the story of a humanist, whose legacy still inspires the international artistic scene. 

JAMMING ADDIS

DOC | ET | 2015 | 81' | HD | English (sub.) | By Dirk van den Berg | OutreMer Film GbR | Partner: Federal Foreign Office of Germany

 

© Henrik Sauer (bvk)

n 2017 will be celebrated the anniversary of the end of the terror regime in Ethiopia. During that time, Ethiopian musicians flew to the USA where they influenced the music scene. Today, some of them come back and jam with a new generation of jazz musicians reviving a culture that had been paralyzed for so long.

cRETCHEU

DOC | IT /CV | 2015 | 52’ | HD | Italian, English (sub.) | By Joe Bastardi | Il Circolo della Confusione

 

Traveling in the Cape Verde Islands, the director and three
musicians meet their inhabitants and their musical cultures: what is the place of music in the heart of Cape Verdeans and what music genres were influenced by the traditional music of Cape Verde and vice versa? They discover exceptional landscapes and share their deep passion for music.

 

COLLECTION: VISCERAL BRAZIL THE OPEN VEINS OF MUSIC

DOC | BR | 2014 | 13 X 26' | HD | Portuguese, English, Spanish (sub.) | By Marcia Paraiso | Plural Filmes | Broadcasters: TV Brasil, Canal Curta

 

Each episode colourfully portrays a influent musician, unveiling the music richness in Brazil. Some of them have been enchanting the whole world such as Bule Bule and Pedro Ortaça. Others revolutionized international music by inventing new techniques, rhythms or revealing instruments. Zabé de Loca got famous for playing “fife” & Master Vieira created the music genre “the guitarrada”. The stunning photographic shots transcend the music atmosphere and enhance the most renowned musicians: Mestre Laurentino, Ionete Gama, Côco Raizes, Giba Giba.

AMERICAN GOSPEL JUNIOR

GOSPEL CONCERT | FR | 2014 | 65' | HD | English | By François Dubreuil | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: Culturebox

 

A Gospel band performs a show during Avignon's Festival in France. Composed of catholics and protestants from the USA, Martinic and Africa, it mixes tradition and modernity, colours, jazz and moving lyrics using all the magic ingredients which make the gospel music so special! Singers and musicians of American Gospel Junior have been revealed by the American show "Gospel for 100 voices".

FESTNAPUAN!
THE MUSIC IN THE HEART OF VANUATU

DOC | FR | 2014 | 52’ | HD | French | By Anne Dorr | Axe Sud | Nouvelle-Calédonie 1ère, SRTV Vanuatu

 

Come vibrate in Vanuatu, the dream islanpelago of Pacific
ocean. It welcomes every year the music Festival "Fest'Napuan", rich of its musical melting pot, between
traditional local musics and current international trends.

>> NEW << CHIN 

OPERA | FR | 2011 | 118'16'' | HD | French (sung & sub-titled) | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud & Théâtre Vollard | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

After Marainaabout the first French and Malagasy inhabitants on the Bourbon's island, Jean-Luc Trulès (music composition & direction) & Emmanuel Genvrin (libretto & direction) created Chinabout a sugar producer conflict at La Réunion in 1955. This contemporary opera unveals a secret story from French overseas departments related to post IIWW decolonisation. Its Chinese, Indian and Malagasy sounds beautifuly incorporate the traditional Western opera tradition. The singers come from Réunion, Martinique, Guadeloupe, mainland France, China, Madagascar.

At Théâtre Jean Vilar, Vitry-sur-Seine. Orchestre de l'Opéra de Massy et de l'Océan indien.

MAMA GOEMA

DOC | ZA | 2011 | 55’ | HD | English (sub.), Afrikaans (sub.), Portuguese (sub.), Spanish (sub.), French (sub.), German (sub.) | By Angela Ramirez, Sara Gouveia, Calum Macnaughton | Plexus Films, Profoundly South African, Jigsaw Productions, El Truerque Collective

 

Goema is a unique musical genre, born of ancient & modern, of African, European & Asian musical styles in Cape Town, where African KhoiSan
& Xhosa traditions, Indonesian Malay culture and European influences are mixed together. In this documentary, Mac MacKenzie, a respected Goema veteran, guides us in his work & the making of his “Goema Symphony No. 1”.

CREOLE COUSINS

DOC | 2011 | 52’ | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) & Portuguese (sub.), Japanese (sub.) | By Laurent Benhamou & Valentin Langlois | Hélico, Crunck | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Maloya is a UNESCO World Heritage Reunionese traditional music, a blend of Capoeira & Moringue, of Samba de Roda & Afrobeat. This documentary follows the touring of its most representative band, Lindigo, tracing back their roots in the
Brazilian black legacy. The band appeared at the Fuji Rock Festival, the largest outdoor music event in Japan, on the 27th, 28th & 29th of July, 2012.