Around Music / Ecouter Le Monde (12 DVD box set)

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Around Music / Ecouter Le Monde (12 DVD box set)
Release Date:
18th Jan 2016
Running Time:
742 minutes
Catalogue No:
LH120
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3760123579933

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Around Music / Ecouter Le Monde (12 DVD box set)

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> Over 12 hours of documentary films centred "around music"
 
> Deluxe hard case boxset with 52 page booklet & 6 double DVD slimcases
 
> Features world music artists of international appeal including Toumani Diabate (Mali), Roswell Rudd (USA), Shaban Zeneli (Albania), Nahoua Silué (Ivory Coast) and many more


"Around Music / Écouter le Monde" is a collection of 12 rare films which take us on a journey around the world, looking at a variety of cultures and music.

Find out how a young Congolese woman experiences her first ritual; hear the singing and playful voices of old pipers in the Calabria mountains; discover the breath-taking Fulani dances of Niger's Wodaabe folks; witness the unlikely fusion of a New-York jazzman and a Malian griot and even follow a musician's adventures in Namibia!

From nomadic areas of the African Sahel to the isolated countrysides of Europe; from ancient Romanian rural homes to the dense African metropolis; from the Bamako recording studios to the backstage proceedings of a Parisian theatre, these diverse films are bursting with music, featuring people from all different walks of life with fascinating stories to tell.

DVD 1
Bamako Is A Miracle
The meeting in Mali between the New York trombonist Roswell Rudd and Toumani Diabate and the scenes in situ of the recording of a blend of colourful music

Sivas, Home Of Poets
The songs and traditions of the Ashiks - poets-musicians in modern Turkey - who see themselves as the voice of the people which they defend with their music

DVD 2
Between Us

The ethno-musicologist Emmanuelle Olivier organises concerts in France with a group of musicians from the Kalahari Desert

The Poet's Salary
Linguist Alexandre Francoois, accompanied by an ethno-musicologist, go to Vanuatu for the inauguration of an epic song composed in his honour

DVD 3
Singing For A Lost Country

Living in the yearning of a lost island, Shaban Zeneli sings for the devastated village of his ancestors in Chameria, located in the north of modern Greece

Crying For The Dead
In a Gypsy neighbourhood of Transylvania, the community meets around the dead body of a foremother in order to sing and cry her memory

DVD 4
Walé Chantal, An Ekonda Woman

The preparation of the ritual following the birth of the first child within the Ekondas community in Zaire

Masters Of Balafon: Funeral Festivities
In the Ivory Coast, the balafon master Nahoua Siloue guides us in the Senoufo community and their music

DVD 5
Practice And Mastery

In the remote mountains of southern Italy, two musician brothers, Antonio and Vincenzo, shape and play the zampogna - bagpipes from Calabria

Turnim Hed
Turnim Hed follows Kube, a member of the Chimbu people in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, as he searches for a bride by performing the extraordinary kuria gika ritual

DVD 6
Wodaabe, Dance Instead Of War

Wodaabe Fulani nomads meet annually at the heart of the Nigerian Sahel for geerewol, a gathering ceremony that combines singing and dancing

Jupiter's Dance
Jupiter Bokondji, leader of the Okwess group, guides us through the ghetto of Kinshasa to meet many musicians who live there