Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa

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Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa arrives and, with it, the soundtrack of almost thirty songs. Black is Beltza, the first feature film directed by Fermin Muguruza was released in 2018. Now that it is three years since the death of his brother Iñigo Muguruza, Fermin presents the second part of Black is Beltza as a tribute to his younger brother.

"Ainhoa, daughter of Manex and Amanda, will embark on her journey of initiation in the mid-80s. In our country, when we talk about the '80s, how quickly words, images and a certain atmosphere come to everyone's mind (even to those of us who were born almost twenty years later). And between words, images and atmosphere, something else, pieces of a puzzle that would later help us to take a picture of the era, among other things: sounds, melodies, songs. Music, after all . . . We follow Ainhoa through almost thirty songs, from Kabul to Pamplona and from Amed to Marseilles, or Beirut, or Havana. With vindictive songs by groups such as Kortatu, Cicatriz, Barricada or RIP, which formed part of the Basque Radical Rock, we will jump to the Basque Country in the '80s of the last century . . . Although most are original songs, there are also beautiful versions made from the vantage point of this second decade of the 21st century: Broken Brothers Brass Band sings to Nicaragua and Mursego curses the bourgeoisie with the strength of the four strings of the cello and the piano. In addition to the contribution of the versions, 'Maite Arroitajauregi', Mursego, has been responsible for the original music of the film. A collection of songs that will also put us out of our village . . . Redskins tell us about power from the UK and The Pogues combine traditional Irish melodies with Turkish flair. We will travel through Lebanon with the sweet melodies of Soapkills and Taniah Saleh, friends of Muguruza during his months in Beirut. The fundamentalists silenced the voices of the Afghans Bakht Zamina and Khan Qarabaghi, ending their lives, but as long as a people sings, you know, death is far away . . . We will approach Palestinian folklore accompanied by the voice of Amal Murkus and we will smell the streets of the south of France with the Marseille band Massilia Sound System, the sound system that performed in Pamplona in 1992 alongside Negu Gorriak. And we will jump from Kurdistan to Cuba with the Afro-Cuban rhythm of Brenda Navarrete..." --Amets Aranguren Also features Imanol, Benny Moré, Mikel Laboa, Wajiha Rastagar, Welatê Me, and Joseba Tapia.