“It is apparent that only a certain kind of person will want to make ethnographic films. It will, above all, be those who sense the profound affinity that exists between the film medium and a desire to understand people” (Robert Gardner).
Inspired by the aesthetic of the intrepid recordists at film and record label Sublime Frequencies, this series explores the sounds of North Africa as captured by two of the label’s key directors Hisham Mayet and Olivia Wyatt and their influences. Presented in conjunction with Mic Check on BAM’s mainstage.
Nass El Ghiwane—the Rolling Stones of Africa—star in this extraordinary concert film.
This spellbinding documentary captures the spectacle of a music-filled square in Marrakesh.
An enchanting look at the stark landscapes and captivating sounds of the horn of Africa.
Pioneering ethnographer Robert Gardner follows the male beauty contests of the Bororo people.
This essential counterculture document features music by great Egyptian composer Soliman Gamil.
A rare look at the music and dance of the matriarchal Tuareg of North Central Africa.