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Harcourt Films

Overview
Works: 64 works in 167 publications in 2 languages and 4,445 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Songs and music  Interviews  Music videos  Latin pop  Tejano music 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: ML3475, 781.62
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harcourt Films
Salsa : Latin music of New York and Puerto Rico( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past 25 years salsa has influenced jazz and pop music, while Latin musicians have in turn been influenced by jazz. Includes performances, interviews and recording sessions with salsa stars and places salsa in the socio-political context of the Puerto-Rican communities in New York City and Puerto Rico
Rhythm of resistance : the Black music of South Africa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes you across the forbidden boundaries of apartheid to experience the authentic joy and sorrow of Black South African music. From racist DJs to the haunting harmonies of Ladysmith Balck Mambazo; from the Zulu workers performing their secret ritual war dances to the dynamic live performances of the Mahotella Queens and Abafana in segregated townships; from Philip Tabane and Malombo in the studio to the censorship of the radio stations; and from the fearless duo of Johnny Clegg and Sipho Mchunu who combat apartheid with their subtle lyrics to the all night song contests in black workers' hostls, this documentary features music that has been ignored, suppressed and ghettoized. Some parts filmed clandestinely
Roots, rock, reggae by Jeremy Marre( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street-level tour of the Kingston, Jamaica, music scene in 1977. Features performances, interviews, and studio scenes
The spirit of samba : black music of Brazil( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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. The film surveys many styles of music of the country including Samba, bossa nova, and others
Tex-Mex : music of the Texas Mexican borderlands by Lydia Mendoza( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Along the 1000 miles of the Rio Grande, Mexican and American cultures have mingled to produce Tex-Mex music, an exuberant style with a Mexican soul and a rock 'n' roll heart. Like most border regions, the Tex-Mex area is a cultural stewpot marked by violence, illegal immigrants, drug running and shady business dealings. Tex-Mex is a street - level tour of this border world, through cantinas, prisons, festivals even brothels where Tex-Mex music grows. Caught in performance and intimate conversation are Lydia Mendoza, one of the last great corrido singers whose career stretches back to the 1930's, Flaco Jimenez, the old style button accordion player who injected a Tex-Mex flavor into the music of Ry Cooder and Paul Simon, political firebrand Little Joe Hernandez and many other great performers of norteno, corrida and other Tex-Mex styles."--Back of container
Konkombe : Nigerian music( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
There'll always be stars in the sky : the Indian film music phenomenon by Jeremy Marre( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Chase the devil : religious music of the Appalachian Mountains( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Sukiyaki and chips : the Japanese sounds of music( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Number 17 cotton mill Shanghai blues : music in China( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Tao : the way and its power( Visual )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taoism as a cultural force, and its manifestations in Chinese society past and present
The art we deserve? by Jeremy Marre( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination by art historian and critic Richard Cork, of the gulf between minority art and mass culture in Britain
Arena( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phil Lesh (b.1940), Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), and Bob Weir (b.1947), members of American Pop group, the Grateful Dead, describe the work of their Rex Foundation in financing British composers like Bernard Stevens (1916-1983), Michael Finnissy (b.1946), Havergal Brian (1876-1972), Richard Barrett (b.1959), and Chris Dench (1953), and American musicians such as Pharoah Sanders (1940) and David Grisman (1945)
Two faces of Thailand : a musical portrait( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
The nature of music( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the importance of music in societies around the world -- from Bali to our own backyard
Shotguns and accordions : music of the marijuana regions of Colombia by Jeremy Marre( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores vallenata music, a rocking blues which evolved out of the marijuana-growing regions. It is a hot, jumpy dance music which mixes accordians, electric bass, percussion and open-throated singing
The Romany trail( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 is a search for the "lost" gypsy tribes of Egypt, and traces their route into Spain; pt. 2 goes to India, to find what are believed to be the original gypsy families whose descendants migrated across the Middle East to Africa and Europe, and then goes to Eastern Europe, among the oppressed gypsy communities of then-Communist Europe
The Black music of Brazil( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Romany trail( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part two of this two-part program takes you to India to find what are believed to be the original gypsy families whose descendants migrated across the Middle East to Africa and Europe, and then goes to Eastern Europe, among the oppressed gypsy communities of then-Communist Europe
The Romany trail( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first part describes the search for the "lost" gypsy tribes of Egypt and traces their route into Spain
 
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