KUTIMAN-WACHAGA & PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW

24 August Monday, 21:00 GREEN SCREEN ON THE WATER / FESTIVAL CENTRE

2015 | 83′ | Israel

Princess Shaw placed her dreams on YouTube. Then they became a reality. This is the extraordinary true story of an aspiring musician down on her luck, who inspired internationally famous YouTube artist Kutiman to create a magical collaboration that would bring her music to a whole new audience.

It’s a launching night for the new album and it’s going to be the first time in international area that the visual album will be screen in public screening.

Director: Ido Haar

 

KUTIMAN – WACHAGA

Wachaga is named after the 2.4 million Tanzanians who live mostly on the southern and eastern sides of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Wachaga is an audio-visual feast of nine tracks and nine accompanying kaleidoscopic video pieces, a combination of local musicians recorded by Kutiman on his 2014 trip to Tanzania and his own playing and studio wizardry.

Horns and synth melodies spiral across borrowed rhythm patterns and chants, providing the bedrock around which Kutiman builds his own musical dwelling, creating new pathways of jazz, psychedelia and circular meditative zone-outs.

Kutiman created the videos for this album over a couple of years. They are trippy and hypnotic, reflecting the emotions he felt while recording the music. They’re made using vintage analogue techniques and gear including a rare 1980s Fairlight CVI video synthesiser, a Videonics equaliser and a Panasonic mx50 video mixer.