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Sukiyaki and Chips: The Japanese Sounds of Music

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An interesting mix of Japanese adaptations of foreign music styles with the traditional music of the past. A perfect introduction to the often misunderstood musical culture of Japan.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Two Faces of Thailand: A Musical Portrait

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Centers on the Luk Tung music scene, a style of music mixing Thai folk tunes and treacly Western pop. Director Marre joins Luk Tung star Surachai Sumbatcharon on the road as he takes his huge troupe across country to stage sprawling, uniquely Thai extravaganzas that are the common man's entertainment. We are also taken into the cities -- into the kick-boxing arenas and the red-light districts where music plays an integral role.
DVD
2003; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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Number 17 Cotton Mill Shanghai Blues: Music in China

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Shanghai, Beijing, and the Islamic northwest region of Xinjiang, China are surveyed to illustrate the return to ancient and traditional Chinese music and arts in post-Cultural Revolution life. Musicians and factory workers who also play as soloists or in ensembles, are featured.
DVD
2003; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Black Music of Brazil

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A street tour of Brazil from the ghettos of Rio to Samba schools preparing for Carnival and the African-rooted Bahia region. Includes interview with superstar Gilberto Gil, probing the political impact of his music, and performances and conversations with other Brazilian performers. Finally there's the Capoeira dancers, performers of a unique martial arts dance which originated in Angola. Film surveys many styles of music of the country including Samba, bossa nova and others.
DVD
2000; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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There'll Always Be Stars in the Sky: The Indian Film Music Phenomenon

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Explores how India's movie music has become the dominant popular music in India. Includes behind-the-scenes examination of soundtracks creation, using huge orchestras and powerful "playback" singers.
DVD
2003; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rhythm of Resistance: The Black Music of South Africa

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Takes you across the forbidden boundaries of apartheid to experience the authentic joy and sorrow of Black South African music. Features music that has been ignored, suppressed of ghettoized, some filmed clandestinely.
DVD
2000; 1979
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shotguns and Accordions: Music of the Marijuana Regions of Colombia

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Explores vallenato music, a rocking blues which evolved out of the marijuana-growing regions of Columbia. It is a hot, jumpy dance music which mixes accordians, electric bass, percussion and open-throated singing. Vallenato absorbed the local traditions from the vibrantly rhythmic, African-rooted cumbia music to the traditional flute music of various Indian peoples to become the soundtrack for the wide-open lifestyle of gambling and carousing fueled by drug profits.
DVD
2001; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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Konkombe: Nigerian Music

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An extraordinary journey into the Nigerian pop music scene including juju, Afrobeat, highlife, Afro-pop, Ozzidi sound, reggae, and Lagos street music. Includes performances, interviews, and recording sessions.
DVD
2000; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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Number 17 Cotton Mill Shanghai Blues: Music in China

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Shanghai, Beijing, and the Islamic northwest region of Xinjiang, China are surveyed to illustrate the return to ancient and traditional Chinese music and arts in post-Cultural Revolution life. Musicians and factory workers who also play as soloists or in ensembles, are featured.
VHS
1994; 1984
Ivy (By Request)
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Chase the Devil: Religious Music of the Appalachian Mountains

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Religious music in the Southern Appalachians covers a wide panorama. At one extreme, is the idea that any music is the "devil's work," at the other is hard driving, rhythmic music. Focuses on the Holiness church experience depicting the exhuberant preaching and singing.
VHS
1990; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
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Sukiyaki and Chips: The Japanese Sounds of Music

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VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Two Faces of Thailand: A Musical Portrait

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Popular music in Thailand, where even the king of Thailand is a jazz musician, juxtapositions folk music with Western pop to produce the Luk Tung music scene. Director Marre, joins Luk Tung star Surachai Sumbatcharon on the road as he takes his huge troupe across country to stage sprawling, uniquely Thai extravaganzas that are the common man's entertainment. We are also taken into the cities, into the kick-boxing arenas and the red-light districts where music plays an integral role.
VHS
1994; 1983
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Tex-Mex: Music of the Texas Mexican Borderlands

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Tex-Mex music is an exuberant style with a Mexican soul and a rock'n'roll heart. It combines styles of corrida, norteno and others, is full of joy and energy, but carries significance through its lyrics about social problems. Flaco Jimenez, Lydia Mendoza, Frank Rodarte, Little Joe Hernandez and many others are shown in performance and conversation.
VHS
1990; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
14.

The Spirit of Samba: Black Music of Brazil

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Street tour of Brazil from ghettos to Samba schools with the many styles of music of the country including Samba, bossa nova and others. Brazilian stars are shown in performance and conversation.
VHS
1990; 1982
Ivy (By Request)
15.

The Romany Trail: Part One Gypsy Music Into Africa

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Part one of this two part program presents a search for the "lost" gypsy tribes of Egypt. Travel up the Nile to the ancient town of Luxor in the shadow of the great pharoahs' tombs. Along the way, from the markets of ancient Cairo to the realm of Karnak, you meet gypsy dancing girls, acrobats, magicians, fortune-tellers, musicians and even mystics conducting an exorcism.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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The Romany Trail: Part Two Gypsy Music Into Europe

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Part two of this two part program takes you to India to find what are believed to be the original gypsy families whose descendents migrated across the Middle East to Africa and Europe. In India, the clans are there, many with the same family names as European gypsies. Then travel to Eastern Europe, among the oppressed gypsy communites of then-Communist Europe, into workers' hostels, private homes, and community streets where gypsies are found.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Roots, Rock, Reggae

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A street-level tour of the Kingston, Jamaica music scene in 1977. Features performances, interviews and studio scenes.
VHS
1988; 1977
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Rhythm of Resistance: The Black Music of South Africa

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Takes you across the forbidden boundaries of apartheid to experience the authentic joy and sorrow of Black South African music. Features music that has been ignored, suppressed of ghettoized, some filmed clandestinely.
VHS
1988; 1979
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Konkombe: Nigerian Music

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A kaleidoscope of Nigerian pop music. Includes performances, interviews, and recording sessions with Sunny Ade, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, I.K. Dairo, Sonny Okusun, Lijadu Sisters, and others.
VHS
1988; 1980
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Salsa: Latin Music of New York and Puerto Rico

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Captures Latin music in all its joy, vitality and improvisational brilliance from the barrios of New York City to the roots-culture of the Caribbean.
VHS
1988; 1979
Ivy (By Request)