The Israel Film Service Collection

Through Our Eyes - Yossi Mersha, Musician

11 Minutes, 2001
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Directed by: Unknown
Production Company:Israel Film Service
Language: Amharic
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“Through Our Eyes,” aired in 2001, is a TV documentary series of short episodes focusing on Ethiopian born creators in Israel. It was produced by the Israel Film Service and presented by Tibebe Solomon.
This episode is about Yossi Marsha, a musician.Yossi Mersha’s interest in music began in his youth under the influence of Yilma Teshager, an Ethiopian-born singer and Mersha’s mentor who introduced him to the secrets of Amharic music. Marsha regularly performs his repertoire, accompanied by a saxophonist, drummer, and guitar player. In addition, he accompanies guest artists, including Gitichao Gadisa and Tamerat Molla. In response to the interviewer’s question about female fans, Mersha returns to music and plays a favorite piece that was recently composed.

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