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Fokofpolisiekar! [electronic resource]: A Punk Band Promotes Change in South Africa

This is the story of the punk band that would change Afrikaner culture forever. For the five best friends, the idea of an Afrikaans punk band called Fokof was a running joke, but it soon became a way to confront all of the questions they had about their conservative Christian upbringing. Finally, drained by three years of touring, and fearing what the band had become, Fokof called it a day. "We're actually not as punk, or as apathetic as you'd like to think we are," Francois said. "We did this to make a positive change, like when parents give a kid a hiding. One sometimes needs a rude awakening." This fly-on-the-wall documentary is as exhilarating as it is insightful. Some content may be objectionable.
Online
2010
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Music Moves the World [electronic resource]: Power and Passion of Rhythm, Melody, and Dance

This program travels to both developing and industrialized countries to capture culture-defining rhythms and melodies and explain the important roles they play in human society. With stops in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, the video observes how music is used by gauchos and Cossacks, Sufis and Buddhist monks, Papuan warriors and Western soldiers, Senufo weavers and flamenco dancers, marching protesters and singing soccer fans, and many others. Harmony and polyphony, music as an organizing principle, the spiritual qualities of sound, and how the brain processes music are touched upon as well.
Online
2006; 2004
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La Paloma [electronic resource]: History and Mystery of World's Most Popular Song

In Zanzibar they play it at the end of weddings, in Romania at the end of funerals, in Mexico as a protest song, and in Germany as a sailor's lament. Written a century and a half ago by Sebastian Iradier and first performed in Cuba, "La Paloma"-the most frequently played song in the world-has circled the globe like a dove to touch listeners' hearts with longing. Drawing upon insightful expert commentary, moving personal anecdotes, and snippets from dozens of versions of "La Paloma," this program follows the song's trail in an effort to understand its power to enchant so very many people. A mix of music history and ethnomusicology.
Online
2009; 2008
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Natalie Merchant - Singing Old Poems to Life

Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, Leave Your Sleep. Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet.
Online
2010
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Robert Gupta and Joshua Roman - Duet on "Passacaglia

It's a master class in collaboration as violinist Robert Gupta and cellist Joshua Roman perform Halvorsen's "Passacaglia" for violin and viola. Roman takes the viola part on his Stradivarius cello. It's powerful to watch the two musicians connect moment to moment (and recover from a mid-performance hiccup). The two are both TED Fellows, and their deep connection powers this sparkling duet.
Online
2011
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Benjamin Zander - Classical Music With Shining Eyes

The conductor of an orchestra doesn't make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful. So says the charismatic conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, Benjamin Zander. A leading interpreter of Mahler and Beethoven, Zander is known as much for his unyielding energy as he is for his brilliant pre-concert talks. Recognized around the world as both a guest conductor and a speaker on leadership, he uses music to help people open their minds and create joyful harmonies. In this engaging TEDTalk, Zander's opens up about classical music and our untapped love for all new possibilities, experiences, and connections. "Arguably the most accessible communicator about classical music since Leonard Bernstein, Zander moves audiences with his unbridled passion and [...]
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2008