The Trouble Notes emotional, pan-cultural music, forms personal memories into a colorful melting pot of different traditions. Their songs lack lyrics, because they want the listener to be able to create his or her own vision of what transpires in each song and not restrict it by any language other than music itself. Evoking emotions and beautiful images in the mind of the listener their music has been chosen for film, tv and commercials:
Their Songs Catalonia Calling & Boddah were chosen for the documentary film When Paul came over the Sea by Jakob Preuss
“An unusual friendship grows in the context of the ongoing European debates
Paul has made his way from his home in Cameroon across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast
where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean. This
is where he meets Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin, who is filming along Europe’s borders.
Soon afterwards, Paul manages to cross over to Spain on a rubber boat. He survives but half of his companions die on this tragic 50 hour odyssey. Held for two months in a deportation centre, upon his release Paul meets Jakob again at a shelter for migrants in Southern Spain. When Paul decides to continue on to Germany, Jakob has to make a choice: will he become an active part of Paul’s pursuit of a better life or remain a detached documentary filmmaker?
The film won several Awards :
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2017
Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
Best Documentary Bergamo Film Meeting 2017
Lobende Erwähnung New Berlin Film Award Achtung Berlin 2017
Main Prize Docu / Rights – Docu Days UA – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2017