• The Whisper of the Marimba

    The Whisper of the Marimba

    license film
  • The Whisper of the Marimba

    The Whisper of the Marimba

    license film
  • The Whisper of the Marimba

    The Whisper of the Marimba

    license film
  • The Whisper of the Marimba

    The Whisper of the Marimba

    license film

The Whisper of the Marimba

a film by Greta-Marie Becker

The Whisper of the Marimba

2020 | 79:00 min

Formal Categories

History Society Arts Human Rights Music

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
The marimba is the bridge between Africa and Latin America. The sound of the wooden xylophone connects the present-day life on the Ecuadorian Pacific coast with its African roots. Hundreds of years ago, the marimba music came to Ecuador across the sea. Stormy drum rhythms and the gentle, undulating melodies remind us of the violence experienced during slave trade and colonial rule and also tell the story of the centuries-old musical resistance of the Afro-Ecuadorian community. ""The Whisper of the Marimba"" portrays three generations of musicians who lay bare their worries and dreams as well as their unshakable trust in the power of art and music to nurture their identity and community.
Festivals/Awards
2020
Seal of Approval ‘recommended’
IFF Hof
Cast and Crew
  • Director Greta-Marie Becker
  • Producer Greta-Marie Becker
  • Director of Photography Christian Löhr
  • Editor Marisol B. Lima
  • Sound Camilo Colmenares
  • Sound Design Holger Buff
Original Languages

Spanish

Co-Production Company
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln | KHM
Germany
www.khm.de
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