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AAA Music | 5 June 2020

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| On 12, Jan 2012




After months of hard work and collaboration, upcoming independent filmmaker Vincent Moon and TransFolk duo Lulacruza have unveiled their latest creation, ESPERANDO EL TSUNAMI. A traveling visual album that lies in between music and cinema, Esperando el Tsunami (translated: Waiting for the Tsunami) is a quest for the sounds and people of present-day Colombia, in a continuous improvisation by the filmmaker and musicians as they composed and created on the road.


ESPERANDO EL TSUNAMI – 1st TEASER from Vincent Moon / Petites Planètes on Vimeo.

“Vincent Moon is back with what he calls his best film ever. We are not reluctant to agree with him….an intoxicating picture and sound piece disguised as a road movie. Lulacruza travel across Colombia to take the country’s musical nectar and transform it into their almost shamanic trance sessions, Moon follows closely with his sensuous-seeking camera and responsive musicianship. A magical-realism love story of the most beautiful kind.”

Esperando el Tsunami – 2nd Teaser from Vincent Moon / Petites Planètes on Vimeo.

– Official Selection for the CPH:DOX Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark
A documentary film and “visual album,” Esperando el Tsunami is a collaborative project from Vincent Moon – who the New York Times recently referred to as the “prodigious French filmmaker who reinvented the music video” – and Lulacruza. Created on the road while traveling across Colombia for 2 months, the film follows Lulacruza as they meet and improvise with traditional and indigenous musicians throughout the region.


Esperando el Tsunami – 3rd Teaser from Vincent Moon / Petites Planètes on Vimeo.

Utilizing the innovative distribution system prototyped by Efterklang for Vincent Moon’s previous film, An Island, the movie can be seen either by hosting or attending a screening anywhere in the world through Private-Public Screenings. These events will run from November 25th 2011 to February 29th 2012, and anyone can host one. This new platform proved to be wildly successful with almost 1200 screenings of An Island in just 8 weeks.


The rules for Private-Public Screenings are very simple: the screening needs to be public and have a minimum capacity of 5 people. Information regarding this program and how to get involved is available at


Lulacruza is also launching a Private-Public Concerts series, essentially creating a Peer-to-Peer platform for live performances. Similar to the screenings, Private-Public Concerts are performances organized by people at community centers, art galleries, collective spaces, and other non-commercial venues, or even in their homes. Details regarding how to submit a concert proposal are also available at
The website will be a hub for these screenings and performances, connecting organizers and audiences from around the world who wish to either host or attend Private-Public Screenings and Concerts. Over the coming months, the site will be updated with video and recordings of the amazing musicians who will no doubt be encountered on the Esperando journey, as well as news regarding the release of Lulacruza’s full-length album from the film.