Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli
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THE WIND & THE WATER (“BURWA DII EBO”) - 2008, Panama

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Feature - drama
Live world music ensemble score
Featured performers: Martin Espino (native flutes, charango, & percussion); composer (guitar, percussion, electronics & production); Malena (percussion)
Distribution via iTunes

Panama's first-ever narrative feature film, The Wind and the Water is the result of a unique collaboration between members of the indigenous Kuna tribe and U.S.-based filmmaker Vero Bollow (together known as The Igar Yala Collective). Based on participants' own life stories, the film is a coming-of-age tale about two Kuna teenagers, Rosy and Machi, forced to ask questions about identity, youth agency, and culture in transition. Like the film, the score moves freely between contemporary and indigenous, pre-Columbian themes. Raised in the traditional island of Kuna Yala, Machi has a theme for Native flute and percussion – in contrast to Rosy whose synthy electronica portrays her as a kind of “material girl” from Panama City. As their complex relationship and budding romance develop, the two musical themes begin to interweave.

“Hauntingly beautiful…achieves a lyrical intensity.” – The Hollywood Reporter

OFFICIAL SITE: www.igaryala.org/Ingles/Entrada.html

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