'Poetry in Motion explores the music, poetry, history and personalities of an esteemed East African orchestra. Performers of sung Swahili poetry called ‘taarab’, Nadi Ikhwan Safaa (‘The True Brotherhood Club’) celebrated its 100th anniversary in July 2005, making it one of the oldest orchestras in the world today. African orchestral music is largely unknown, falling, as it does, outside popular perceptions of African music. ‘Poetry in Motion’ offers a music and poetry-driven narrative of an orchestra that has survived colonialism and revolution, still celebrating life’s joys and challenges.
With Rukia Ramadhani, Maulidi Mohamed Machaprala, Zuhura Shaaban, Mohamed Ilyas, Ali Abdalla Buaisha, Juma Saidi Hamadi, Nihifadhi Abdalla, Mohamed Ahmed, Said Nassor
a film by Ron Mulvihill, Kelly Askew & Werner Graebner
Subtitles: français, English, Swahili, Arab