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Griot, a music documentary film by Volker Goetze, took an even longer path, travelling via New York, where German born director and composer Goetze worked on completion of this emotional piece for many years. – A journey worth to travel, as the fruits of Goetze’s efforts could be harvested all along the way:

It was great fun shooting this film. So I was not surprised, that Volker got massively energized by the impact of the shoot and his deeply moving experiences in the ancient culture of Western Africa. Carried on by this energy, he kept performing on prestigious events such as the Munich International Opera Festival all through out post-production –  besides finishing his debut film, arranging and composing his own work.

Produces by WEITBLICK MEDIA, parts of the movie Griot inspired Volker Goetze to write a breathtaking multimedia symphony, which has successfully premiered in the studios of Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne (WDR Köln) in 2011.

Griot will celebrate its world premiere this Autumn at the 28th Warsaw Film Festival, one of the 14 top listed A festivals on this planet. – Congrats from Europe!

Griot has been  made possible with the help of many people. Volker Goetze wants to thank amongst many others: WEITBLICK MEDIA, Sam Pollard, Victor Kanefsky, Leslie Mulkey a.k.a Holcomb Reed, Joshue Ott, Randy Weston, Ph.D. Mamadou Diouf and last not least the Griot, Ablaye Cissoko.

Official homepage of the musical documentary Griot.
Griot press material and Further Reading.
The duo of the griot Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze on Facebook.
Youtube Channel of the maker of Griot Volker Goetze.
Homepage of head producer, writer and director Volker Goetze.
Facebook page of the trumpeter and composer Volker Goetze.

For further information, other festival appearances, soundtrack and world sales inquiries for Griot please contact the production company WEITBLICK MEDIA  via GRIOTMOVIE@GMAIL.COM.
 Photographs on this page by:  Youri Lenquette, Karl-Heinz Krauskopf.
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You will find right now in my portfolio and on my blog rather calm tchotchkes, but: I can pamper the fans of a more heavy Christmas here with a treat. A while back I shot invited by director David Friedmann a music video for apRon, a German Heavy Metal band working hard on the introduction of Disco Metal as new art form…I loved it! …see yourself

I’m very glad that everyone in Munich finally is getting the chance to see them live: Ablaye Cissoko and Volker Goetze will be playing this Thursday eve for the Opernfestspiele of Bayerische Staatsoper. Get a glimpse of their music in the documentary about them I shot in Senegal. Or go straight see them – tickets available here.

It started snowing again in Munich. Time to send a warm hello to my friends in Australian summer – and give the people in the Northern Hemisphere a walk through what they are missing out on in Brunswick, Melbourne.


What would happen by PEGZ. Dir Callum Cooper ISORE Productions, Melbourne.

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