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Siaka: An African Musician
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 1 hour 22 mins
Siaka Diabaté is a musician at Bouaké, the second largest town in the Côte d'Ivoire. Through his mother's family he is Senufo, but through his father's ancestry he considers himself a Mande griot. He is a multi-talented professional musician, and for the local festivals plays five instruments: the Senufo and Ma...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2005), 1 hour 22 mins
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Swiss Yodelling Series:
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directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Swiss Yodelling Series: "Jüüzli" of the Muotatal (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1986), 25 mins
Four manners of yodelling and yootzing take place on the same day. The "Yodel Mass", written in Swiss German dialect by the composer Jost Marty, is conducted by the director of the yodel choir in the church organ loft. Following that is a traditional local yootz arranged for the yodel choir — also performed in t...
directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Swiss Yodelling Series: "Jüüzli" of the Muotatal (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1986), 25 mins
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An African Brass Band
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Selenium Films (Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 1 hour 14 mins
This is the story of that brass band, a brass band that isn't at all like a military band. It's a dancing brass band, an African brass band, that accompanies all the big and little moments of life: national festivals, religious ceremonies, funerals, fetes and celebrations, a musical game involving a football, tune...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Selenium Films (Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 1 hour 14 mins
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Are'Are Music, Parts 2 & 3
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, Edwin Waiwaimae, fl. 1979 and Jean-Christian Nicaise, fl. 1979, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Solomon Islands: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1979), 1 hour 29 mins
For the 'Are'are people of the Solomon Islands, the most valued music is that of the four types of panpipe ensembles. With the exception of slit drums, all musical instruments are made of bamboo; therefore the general word for instruments and the music performed with them is "bamboo" ('au). This film shows the mak...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, Edwin Waiwaimae, fl. 1979 and Jean-Christian Nicaise, fl. 1979, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Solomon Islands: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1979), 1 hour 29 mins
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Masters of the Balafon, Friend, Well Come!
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in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 50 mins
Balafon is the name given in French-speaking West Africa to a xylophone with calabash resonators. This instrument is emblematic of the Senufo people of the Côte d'Ivoire (the former Ivory Coast). The balafon is played under differing circumstances and in combination with different groups of instruments. Not for n...
in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2002), 50 mins
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Polyphony of Ceriana: The Compagnia Sacco
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Hugo Zemp, 1937- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2010), 1 hour 14 mins
In Ceriana, a village in West Liguria on the southern slopes of the Italian Alps descending to the Mediterranean coast, people love to sing. Among not less than five choirs, The Compagnia Sacco, founded in 1926, is the most committed to preserve the traditional drone polyphony. Different from Corsican and Sardinia...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Hugo Zemp, 1937- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2010), 1 hour 14 mins
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Swiss Yodelling Series:
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directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Swiss Yodelling Series: "Jüüzli" of the Muotatal (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 50 mins
Performances of the local musical tradition and the official folklore are shown in their social contexts. We can see on the one hand peasant activities such as mowing, transporting wooden logs, milking and calling cattle, as well as people sitting together at home or in the local inn and on the other hand, a folk...
directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Swiss Yodelling Series: "Jüüzli" of the Muotatal (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 50 mins
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Are'Are Music, Part 1
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Jean-Christian Nicaise, fl. 1979, Edwin Waiwaimae, fl. 1979 and Hugo Zemp, 1937-, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Solomon Islands: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1979), 1 hour 10 mins
Are'are Music (color, 141 min, 1979) - watch a preview A fascinating documentation of the traditional musical culture of the 'Are'are people of the Solomon Islands, in the South-Western Pacific. The three LP records published after a first one-year field-research in 1969-70 were a "phenomenal surprise" (Garfias) a...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Jean-Christian Nicaise, fl. 1979, Edwin Waiwaimae, fl. 1979 and Hugo Zemp, 1937-, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Solomon Islands: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1979), 1 hour 10 mins
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The Feast-Day of Tamar and Lashari
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, Documentary Educational Resources (DER); interview by Malkhaz Amashukeli, fl. 1998 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1998), 1 hour 13 mins
The Pshavi people of the eastern mountains of the Republic of Georgia perform a ritual which can be characterized as a syncretism of ancient polytheistic beliefs and Orthodox Christian faith, but which is qualified by city habitants of Tbilisi as "pagan". The ritual of Tamar and Lashari celebrates queen Tamar (12-...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; produced by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, Documentary Educational Resources (DER); interview by Malkhaz Amashukeli, fl. 1998 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1998), 1 hour 13 mins
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Masters of the Balafon, The Joy of Youth
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written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 1 hour 23 mins
Among the Senufo people of northern Côte d'Ivoire, the balafon (xylophone with calabash resonators) is an emblematic musical instrument. The music of the balafon is a source of joy while the young men are doing collective work in the fields, at age-group ceremonies, for the poro initiatory society, for the cathol...
written by Hugo Zemp, 1937-; directed by Hugo Zemp, 1937-, in Masters of the Balafon (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 1 hour 23 mins
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