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Take Away Show #100 – Soema Montenegro – Part 1

on March 08, 2011, 4:00pm

Vincent Moon’s Take Away Show is a series of profiles on musical artists from across the globe, filmed by a wide array of directors. They started being developed back in 2006 for La Blogothèque and have appeared there ever since. This is more than just your standard Q&A or a live performance. The episodes are intimate, with all focus placed on the craft. In many ways, it feels like the musicians are playing for themselves and for their connection to the music. It’s not about what they create, it’s about how they create.

This one hundredth episode, directed by Moon himself, turns the focus on shamanistic Argentinian musician, Soema Montenegro. Not much is said with words, almost everything comes from the operatic voice and gentle guitar patterns of Soema herself. After a brief performance with her boyfriend, Jorge, in her kitchen, they talk briefly about how the music was what brought them together. Rather than discussing her work, Soema decides to play again instead, proving that she’d rather let her melodies and rhythms speak for themselves. One more haunting tune later and you’re left waiting for part 2, just so you can hear more.  But if you cannot wait, have no fear, you can view the entire 30 minute plus documentary here.

Montenegro’s second album, Passionaria, the first to be published in the USA, will hit our shores May 31st.

Directed by: Vincent Moon
Edited by: Lucas Archambault
Mix by: Leo Ghernetti

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