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Multicultural Media (Firm : Barre, Vt.)

Overview
Works: 94 works in 167 publications in 6 languages and 5,830 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folk dance music  Music  Folk music  Filmed performances  Operas  Interviews 
Classifications: M1627, 780.9
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Most widely held works about Vt.) Multicultural Media (Firm : Barre
 
Most widely held works by Vt.) Multicultural Media (Firm : Barre
The JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-part educational project that focuses on local performance styles to present the folk music and dance traditions of Africa
The JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a wealth of ethnic music from the Americas. Most segments are short. Includes folk music, folk songs, performances on traditional musical instruments, dances, and religious or ritual performances. The tapes contain no spoken introduction or explanation, but the booklets contain: overview essays that discuss entire traditions; selection descriptions that present information about each cut; and resource material, including suggestions for listening, viewing, and reading. The quality of the recording varies from segment to segment
The JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Europe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents examples of music and dance from Europe documented by text
The JVC video anthology of world music and dance( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in 5 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents examples of music and dance from the Yi and Naxi people of Yunnan Province in China, and from Tibet, documented by text
The JVC video anthology of world music and dance( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents examples of music and dance from many parts of the world accompanied by supplemental text
The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas by Michael Doucet( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short video segments showing folk music and dance in the United States. The video segments contain no spoken introduction or explanation, but the accompanying guide contains: overview essays that discuss entire traditions; selection descriptions that present information about each cut; and resource material, including suggestions for listening, viewing, and reading. The quality of the recording varies from segment to segment
Performing arts of China : the opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of traditional Chinese opera, a complex mixture of music, mime, acrobatics and acting, including a discussion of some orchestral instruments
The presence of the past : Madagascar, music, and devotion( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People throughout Madagascar maintain a strong reverential connection to their ancestors, whose spirits may be called upon to enter into the present to resolve problems and to heal illness. Music performance provides a vital means of communicating with these ancestral spirits, thus of evoking the past and the power emergent in it. This project results from intensive ethnographic research that Ron Emoff performed on the east coast of Madagascar from 1993 through 1995. Dr. Emoff's fieldwork focused upon connections between musical performance, spirit possession, ways of recollecting the past, constructions of power, and perceptions of the colonial era in Madagascar
Seán Ó Sé : saol caite le hAmhráin agus scéalta = a life in song and story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seán Ó Sé's long and illustrious career as "a giant of Irish music" has touched all bases in the Irish music business. His unique, unforgettable tenor voice was nurtured in a family of singers. Seán's voice first reached a wide audience in Ireland in the 1960s working with composer Seán Ó Riada in the group Ceoltóirí Chualann which catapulted Irish traditional music onto the concert stage and into the international arena. The film explores Seán's musical life within the contexts of his deep attachment to the Irish language, West Cork and the Beara peninsula, and his passion for his career in teaching and education administration in Cork City. The film features live performances and interviews with longtime associates from the worlds of music and education.--Container
Music and society( Visual )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great classical violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, introduces "Raga" with an explanation of the Morning Raga, Ahira Bhairava. This is followed by footage of that same raga being played by musicians in Jaipur in Rajasthan, still one of the most traditional states in India. The program includes the complex process of making of the various stringed instruments (sitar, sarod, tanpur, etc.) for the playing of the Raga. Menuhin explains the masculine or feminine character and emotional content of each Raga and its appropriate time of day for playing. Included is a complete performance of the devotional morning Raga, Sindh Bhairavi, played by the celebrated sitarist, Halim Jaffer Khan. Also includes scenes of sitars being built. "These films include some fascinating general footage, always with traditional music as background, as well as some valuable and sometimes extended scenes of genuine ceremonies and events." Dr. Terry Miller, Department of Ethnomusicology, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Kent State University One program with English narration. 27 minutes. Film originally released in 1969
Music and society( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Echoes From Tibet - Panoramic views of the high snow ranges provide the backdrop for the austere and rugged village life of Tibetans and Ladakhis, high in the the western Himalayas. "Echoes from Tibet" examines their shared social habits, Buddhist religion and customs. Tibetan script Harvesting and threshing; work songs; the vigorous yak dance - all these are explored in the first half of this film. Next, we are taken to a Tibetan refugee settlement for a look at daily life and work. Men and women work at typical handicrafts while singing work songs. Tibetan women make carpet trimmings with accompanying songs. They collect their children from a day nursery; going home and working at their spinning wheels. A huge incense burner with rising smoke welcomes a visit from his holiness, the Dalai Lama to the Tibetan Children's Village at Dharamsala in the western foothills of the Himalayas. The film ends with an extract from a ritual dance-drama staged for the occasion of the Dalai Lama's visit, followed by a dance of the Black Hat Sect. A wonderful and intimate look at these fascinating people
The Mandinka and their neighbors : music of West Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video presents ten historical scenes, captured on 8mm film at a time when portable video had not yet emerged as a viable medium. Eight of the scenes were filmed by Roderic Knight; two were contributed by renowned Gambian expert David Gamble. With the invaluable assistance of Elio Trabal, OC 2004, the footage has been lifted from the confines of the author's classroom to the present format, enabling its presentation to a wider public. Each scene focuses on a specific event or musical group. Five are devoted to regional sub-groups of the broad Mande culture: The Mandinka of The Gambia, the Koranko of Guinea, and the Serahuli of Mali. The other five scenes feature the Fula, Balanta, and Jola people. Also included are glimpses of the Super Eagles, a popular Gambian band, and the first Gambian president, Sir Dawda Jawara, speaking at a political rally
Music of the Mande( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mande Music and Dance: Performed by Mandinka Musicians in Gambia in the late Twentieth Century. These films, including 18 separate events, made at the beginning of the Super 8 era with a silent camera and separate tape recorder, and at the end, with a sound-sync camera, feature performances by some of The Gambia's legendary Mandinka musicians. With a single roving camera, ethnomusicologist, Roderic Knight captures the enthusiasm and artistry of jaliyaa, one of Africa's classic genres, and several other genres, including tantango drumming, a style that is today being eclipsed by the djembe. I. Music of the Warriors, Hunters, and Ordinary People - 2:38. II. Professional Music: Mandinka Jaliyaa with the Kora - 38:48 Bai Konteh, Jali Mori Suso, Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, Jali Nyama Suso, Suntu Suso, Masireng Kuyateh, a kullio, kora making. III. Gambian Tantango Drumming - 31:31 Lenjengo/Seruba, Nyaka Julo, Kanyelango, Nyoboringo (wrestling), Kankurango
Music and society. music & dance of Nepal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film takes the viewer to a kingdom in the Himalayas, where tribal animism, Buddhism, and Hinduism live in harmony. In the folklore of Nepal, religious mask-dances with the sound of large barrel drums illustrate the age-old battle between good and evil. We also hear a gayen, the itinerant singer of the Nepalese folk tradition, side-by-side with temple songs. "These films include some fascinating general footage, always with traditional music as background, as well as some valuable and sometimes extended scenes of genuine ceremonies and events." Dr. Terry Miller, Department of Ethnomusicology, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Kent State University One program with English narration. 27 minutes. Film originally released in 1972
Music and society( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed entirely in Bali - the famed Hindu island in the archipelago of Indonesia - this historical video shows the day-to-day life of the islanders, their folk songs, gamelan orchestras and dance dramas. The temple is the focal point of each village where the villagers gather for religious ceremonies as well as for music and dance. The film features stunning, rarely captured footage of two religious dance/dramas named Barong, and Ketchak, the legendary "monkey chant."
Music and society. the opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of traditional Chinese opera, a complex mixture of music, mime, acrobatics and acting, including a discussion of some orchestral instruments
Music and society. instruments and music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chinese Instruments and Music" explores the ancient, delicate integration of music and art with other aspects of Chinese daily life. The history of China is interwoven with the development of music. As far back as the Chou dynasty (1122 to 256 B.C.) there was an Imperial Minister of Music. This film begins with Chinese of all ages at the Great Wall practicing Tai Chi at sunrise. As daylight grows we see people in a park at Hangchow communing with nature as they study birds in cages. Almost as old as the Great Wall is the Gu-Qin, a box zither which we see being played by an elderly master. The video then takes us to musical instrument factories: master musicians play examples of instrumental music, some on steel wires, some on silk strings, and some on reed instruments. The traditional techniques of silk and wire manufacture are examined. The film ends with lyrical nature scenes to the accompaniment of "Two Springs Reflect the Moon," a tranquil composition for stringed instruments
Soh Daiko : taiko in New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in New York City, Soh Daiko has taken the traditional festival drumming known as taiko from its Japanese homeland and drawn inspiration from the living world cultures surrounding it. This is the story of a collective drumming community and an empowering Asian American art form, from it beginnings in the basement of the New York Buddhist Church in 1979, as told by its founders and its former and present members. A fascinating and memorable documentary about the committed and impassioned life of a New York taiko group directed by Minette Mangahas
Music and society. Thailand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thai folk songs and dances - such as the beautiful fingernail dance and the precision bamboo dance - are filmed in performance, as is a segment from the classical the epic poem/dance, the Ramayana. The program also looks at Thailand's rural cottage industries and river trade, explores temple ceremonies, architecture, and religious art as well as the Buddhist way of life in the monasteries and villages
Music and society. Turkey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mevlevi Dervish Order was founded in the 13th century by Mevlana Jeladed-din Rumi, a poet and mystic who rebelled against orthodox Islamic beliefs by replacing formal prayers with songs and dances. The Dervish order was banned in Turkey in the early 20th century, but once a year the government allows the Whirling Dervish ceremony to take place at Konya in Anatolia where the religion was founded. This extraordinary occasion is shown as a sequenced presentation with more than sixty-five devotees spinning like tops in a ritualized pattern, ultimately achieving an experience leading to religious ecstasy
 
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