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Shanachie Entertainment Corp

Works: 382 works in 565 publications in 1 language and 14,682 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Television programs  Drama  Medical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Music 
Roles: fds, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
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Most widely held works by Shanachie Entertainment Corp
Ishi, the last Yahi by Jed Riffe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Ishi, the last of his tribe of Yana Indians and the last Indian untouched by civilization
The Wright stuff( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplane
The spirit of samba : black music of Brazil( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 408 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. Film surveys many styles of music of the country including Samba, bossa nova and others
High lonesome : the story of bluegrass music( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution of the bluegrass style under gospel and country music influences as typified by the career of mandolin artist Bill Monroe
Out of Ireland : the story of Irish emigration to America by Paul Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of the seven million Irish who emigrated to America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries including the causes of the exodus and the immigrant experience in the United States. Uses photographs, archival footage, manuscript material and interviews with Irish immigrants to describe their experiences and the profound influence they have had on American culture
The panic is on : the great American depression as seen by the common man( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multifaceted set communicates both the painful hard times of the Great Depression and the grace and strong will of the common man in confronting it. Period newsreel and documentary film footage convey the feel of the times. Classic musical recordings reflect the popular mood of the day. The booklet includes photographs, letters, and first hand recollections
Masai women by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the astonishingly candid Nolpiyaya as guide, Masai Women explores what it means to be a woman--from childhood, to taunted weeping new bride, to old age--in this completely male dominated society."--Container
Bramwell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bramwell follows the fortunes of Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in her pursuit of public health and private amours in Victorian-era London. Feisty and unconventional, her sights are set on becoming a leading surgeon, an ambition unheard of for women in Victorian society
Salsa : Latin music of New York and Puerto Rico( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places salsa in the socio-political context of the Puerto-Rican communities in New York City and Puerto Rico. Includes performances, interviews and recording sessions with salsa stars
Bramwell( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television series that follows the fortunes of public health heroine Dr. Eleanor Bramwell as she takes on the medical establishment in Victorian-era London. In the second season, Eleanor finds her private practice failing and faces tough choices ahead in her encounters with a case of spousal abuse, pre-teen prostitution, an outbreak of cholera, and a mysterious aunt with a secret to hide. Along the way, she falls in love with her handsome and charismatic new partner at work, Dr. Finn O'Neill
Bramwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Bramwell's search for love and professional fulfillment reaches a climax in this final installment of the series
Charles Mingus : triumph of the underdog by Charles Mingus( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive documentary of Afro-American jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus who led a tumultuous life filled with trauma and frustration, joy and creativity. Nine years in the making and exhaustively researched, virtually everything used in the film is extraordinarily rare. Abundant clips of Mingus in performance in the 1960s and 1970s perfectly illustrate the many faces and tortured heart of a musical genius
Bramwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Eleanor Bramwell is the public health heroine of 1890s London, and David Calder is her society doctor dad, Dr. Robert Bramwell. Feisty and unconventional, Eleanor's desire to take the medical profession out of the dark ages often draws her into conflict with the medical establishment, her colleagues and friends. In this season, Eleanor continues her volatile love affair with the charismatic Dr. Finn O'Neill, now a widely acclaimed figure in the world of medicine, and faces the challenge of keeping the Thrift operating when her father threatens to withdraw his support and Dr. Marsham is tempted by a better paying job in Scotland
Rhythm of resistance : the Black music of South Africa by Ladysmith Black Mambazo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the viewer across the boundaries of apartheid to experience the joy and sorrow of Black South African music. Features music that has been ignored, suppressed or ghettoized, some filmed clandestinely. Includes archival stills, interviews with musicians, and performances
Sukiyaki and chips : the Japanese sounds of music( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 229 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
Ongka's big moka( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them. Explores the Moka, a ceremony in which people give gifts to members of other tribes. The larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient. Follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka
The Kayapo by Terence Turner( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the rise in cultural consciousness and political assertiveness of Brazil's Kayapo native people. Examines women's role in resistance to land expropriation, deforestation and mining which threaten their way of life as a forest people
Number 17 cotton mill Shanghai blues : music in China( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 208 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
Roots, rock, reggae by Jeremy Marre( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare glimpse into the roots of reggae from the rough and tumble Trenchtown ghetto to the placid hills behind Kingston where followers of Rastafari drum and sing hymns. Features performances, interviews, and studio scenes with Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley and more
Two faces of Thailand : a musical portrait( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 191 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
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Alternative Names

controlled identityShanachie Record Corp.

Shanachie Records etichetta discografica statunitense

Shanachie Records label discographique américain

Shanachie Records US-amerikanisches Musiklabel

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