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Garth Fagan's Griot New York

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Following brief interviews with Garth Fagan and Wynton Marsalis, the program includes a complete performance of Griot New York. The concept of a griot, a West African storyteller who keeps the cultural heritage of a people alive, is used to depict the non-European culture of New York City, and particularly the African and Caribbean backgrounds of some of its residents.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Discover Dance Combinations the Waltz Series 2 [electronic resource]

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions provide the best step-by-step instructions to teach you a series of three stylish waltz combinations. Each of these combinations will be taught in three clear stages. Stage 1: Each step within the combination can be practiced individually with detailed instructions. Each step will be repeated slowly three times. Stage 2: The steps will now be practiced together in sequence as they appear in the full combination. The step sequence will be repeated six times. Stage 3: Finally, the whole combination is practiced to music at a realistic pace. The combination will be repeated six times. You'll be the envy of friends and family in no time!
Online
2008
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Discover Dance Combinations the Cha Cha Cha Series 2 [electronic resource]

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions provide the best step-by-step instructions to teach you a series of three stylish cha cha cha combinations. Each of these combinations will be taught in three clear stages. Stage 1: Each step within the combination can be practiced individually with detailed instructions. Each step will be repeated slowly three times. Stage 2: The steps will now be practiced together in sequence as they appear in the full combination. The step sequence will be repeated six times. Stage 3: Finally, the whole combination is practiced to music at a realistic pace. The combination will be repeated six times. You'll be the envy of friends and family in no time!
Online
2008
4.

Georgia: Atlanta

Music Voyager is invited to Atlanta, Georgia, to experience the heartbeat of the city from the inside out. Musicians, Christian and Brand Bush, take us to the neighborhood of Buckhead for an unplugged performance at a local cemetery. We are introduced to the feisty Myra, who owns a boutique cuisine shop called La Fruta, who takes us to the Elevate Festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Finally, we are introduced to Killer Mike, a local hip-hop legend and activist, who takes us to his barbershop/community center where we hear a concert with Killer Mike and a special guest—Big Boi from OutKast.
Online
2017; 2015
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Royal Opera House: Angela Gheorghiu

The Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu is now regarded as one of the most exciting and charismatic of the new generation of singers and is welcomed here by the Royal Opera House in a concert performance of some of opera's greatest arias and recitatives. Repertoire includes Mozart's "Porgi Amor" (Le Nozze di Figaro), Bellini's "Casta Diva" (Norma), Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" (Gianni Schicchi), and My Fair Lady's "I Could Have Danced All Night."
Online
2017; 2001
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Cold Night Hot Salsa

Cold Nights Hot Salsa takes you inside the international dance world of Victor and Katia, aspiring young salsa dancers from Montreal, who seek to win a World Salsa Championship. During their three-year quest Victor and Katia draw upon the talents of Eddie Torres, Tito & Tamara, Billy Fajardo, and Katie Marlow. Victor and Katia’s story is a love story. It’s not only a story of their love of dance but how being a couple enhances and sometimes complicates their life and dance ambitions.
Online
2017; 2015
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Googoosh

Googoosh was Iran's most famous and beloved pop diva, until she was silenced following the 1979 Islamic revolution when female singers were labeled “temptresses” and forbidden to release records or perform publicly in the presence of men. In this award-winning documentary from First Run Features, Googoosh: Iran's Daughter, Iranian-American filmmaker Farhad Zamani provides a thoughtful examination of the phenomenon of Googoosh. Made during the time when Googoosh was forbidden to grant interviews or perform, the film artfully pieces together clips from Googoosh’s career on stage and screen, creating a portrait of a woman who is a cultural icon for a country trapped between tradition and modernization. The rise and fall of her career—from her beginnings as a child star prodded by her en [...]
Online
2017; 2004
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Le Fils d'Adrien: Freedom

Harold Rhéaume is a classic study in juggling. He is not only a renowned dancer and choreographer for Le fils d'Adrien Danse, but he has taken on the role of dance activist by championing the Quebec City dance community. His dedication and commitment have assured him a place in the hearts and minds of his contemporaries, both locally and nationally.
Online
2017; 2005
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Masters of Rhythm

This half-hour documentary, shot in Peru, stars three of the world's finest percussionists: Lalo Izquierdo, Cotito and Huevito. As they play the cajón drum, sing, dance, and talk, we learn about the rich culture of Afro-Peruvians.
Online
2017
10.

William Yong: Freedom

William Yong's impressive resume includes life as a pop star in Hong Kong and a residency at London's famous Contemporary Dance School. Yong's enthusiasm for dance is evident in his creations, where broad gestures and dance have familiar tones recalling classic Hollywood musicals. In his spare time, Yong practices the ancient art of calligraphy.
Online
2017; 2006
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Florida: Miami - the Magic City

Miami is a city that everyone recognizes, but few truly know. The heartbeat of the city lies in the vibrant multi-cultural communities that call this city home. Explore the fiery sounds of Miami's electronic dance music scene, as well as its Latin and Haitian grooves with Afrobeta, The Spam All Stars, T-Vice, and Locos Por Juana. This is Miami like you have never seen, or heard, before.
Online
2017; 2014
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Judith Jamison: Interview (2/14/90)

This interview features American dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Judith Jamison. Jamison discusses Alvin Ailey's message through dance, her purpose in the theater, the role of ethnicity in dance, and more.
Online
2017; 1990
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Peter Chin: Freedom

Peter Chin became a choreographer after establishing himself first as a classical pianist and composer. Add art direction to his multiple talents, and you have a combination that delivers dramatic performances with soaring soundtracks. Next to creating, Peter thrives on traveling to Asia for adventure, introspection, and inspiration. His East and West aesthetics have made him a highly respected member of the international dance scene.
Online
2017; 2004
14.

Robert Winston

In this film the leading scientist, medical doctor and broadcaster Professor Robert Winston explores six incredible Treasures of the British Library. He is helped and guided by the Library’s expert curators, discovering amazing facts and quirky details about each book, manuscript or object. Above all he and we enjoy the privilege of spending time with a truly unique and historic document or object. Each item taps into a different aspect of Robert’s life, career and interests. They cover subjects as diverse as skiing and theater directing, ranging from a much-loved colleague’s pioneering lab notes to a rough notebook handwritten by Beethoven. Through the six Treasures Robert gains a glimpse of the sheer scale and breadth of the British Library collection, before ending the film with h [...]
Online
2018; 2016
15.

Bahamas: From the Islands to the World

Musician, Fred Ferguson, gives a tour of downtown Nassau, while describing the enduring impact of Bahamian folk music and icons such as Joseph Spence on the world’s sound. Discover the important role the Bahamas played during the Calypso era from the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as its essential role in the history of funk, soul, and disco. Then, meet up with The Baha Men, whose song “Who Let The Dogs Out” was a worldwide smash. Finally, enjoy an impromptu dance party in front of a conch stand with D-Mac, Music Voyager's pick for the next big international star to come out of the Bahamas.
Online
2017; 2015
16.

Vietnam: Talam

Featuring the Nung Phanslinh and Day Nhac ensemble groups, this program portrays aspects of an ancient culture in one of the most fascinating countries of Southeast Asia: Vietnam. Covering the entire country, refined classical music, candid folk music, possession rites, court dances, country festivals, stately theatre and street plays are interspersed with beautiful images of a country, where both rice paddies and chaotic city scenes dominate.
Online
2018; 2006
17.

Colorado: Pueblo

The Music Voyager team travels to Pueblo, Colorado, to experience the ways in which this industrious city has promoted creative expressions to revitalize the community. Inaiah Lujan, the founder of the band, The Haunted Windchimes, and other local artists and musicians take us on a journey across Pueblo, a town blessed with perpetual sunshine, a proud and culturally diverse community, and ample amounts of Pueblo chili peppers. Along the way, we discover that Pueblo embodies the American experience from the pioneer days to the eras of industrialization and immigration.
Online
2017; 2015
18.

Israel: Voices From the Desert

Music Voyager travels to Israel to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert of The Idan Raichel Project at the foot of the magnificent “Solomon’s Pillars”. Our guide is Idan Raichel, an internationally renowned star of the Israeli music scene. Meet Palestinian-Israeli singer and television actress, Mira Awad, who has recorded with Idan, and reflects how artistic collaboration can lead to a hopeful future for Israel and the region. Idan and Music Voyager travel to Jerusalem for a visit to the Wailing Wall, and end with a song from the live concert in the desert.
Online
2017; 2012
19.

Morocco: ‘The Spirit’—The South

From Essaouira, the friends head to the southern deserts of the Morrocan Sahara. Afterwards, they travel through the Agadir region to the city of Agadir on the central coast. Off the tourist grid, this port city is the home of the Timitar Festival. Then, venturing further into the Western Sahara, they travel to Ad Dakla and seek to understand "GADRA" music; its origins, how it is being preserved, and modern interpretations of this style of music.
Online
2017; 2016
20.

Alison Balsom

The British Library collection over one hundred and fifty million items—everything from medieval chronicles to live jazz recordings, the Bronte’s manuscripts to Beethoven’s tuning fork. Now six of its greatest Treasures will be explored by the acclaimed trumpet soloist Alison Balsom. Alison has chosen six aspects of her life and work to explore—everything from the music that drives her life and career to the complete escape of a favorite sport or beloved author. Now, working and guided by the British Library’s expert curators, she will discover wondrous items that tap into each theme and passion. The Treasures Alison encounters are surprising and engaging—charts made for Tudor royalty, to help them protect the country from invasion, the actual ink of Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Hard [...]
Online
2018; 2016