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The Ballad and the Source
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1983), 19 mins
The tradition of unaccompanied ballad singing is very old and still cherished in Great Britain, though only a few traditional singers are still alive. This sensitive musical portrait profiles the life and art of Walter Pardon, perhaps the finest living traditional English ballad singer.This classic documentary, pr...
directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1983), 19 mins
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Beyond the Forest. Hungarian music in Transylvania
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directed by Esther Ronay, fl. 1983; produced by Sian Williams, fl. 1991 and Taylor Downing, fl. 1998, Flashback Television Ltd (England: Arts Council England, 1991), 53 mins
The dance house movement, which (illegally) brought folk music from the minority Hungarian Gypsies and peasants of Transylvania - now part of Romania - to Budapest, and its effect on views of the value of traditional culture.
directed by Esther Ronay, fl. 1983; produced by Sian Williams, fl. 1991 and Taylor Downing, fl. 1998, Flashback Television Ltd (England: Arts Council England, 1991), 53 mins
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Brassói pályaudvar
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directed by Péterffy András, 1946-; produced by Péterffy András, 1946-; performed by Valaszut Folkdance Group, Bacioui Fanfars and Szaszcsavas Gipsy Band (Victoria, BC: Contemporary Arts Media, 2010), 39 mins,
Source: www.artfilms.com.au
In the heart of present day Romania in the region of Transylvania apart from the ancient Hungarian inhabitants, Szekelys and Csangos, other ethnic groups like Saxons, Romanians, Gypsies and Jews have been living together for centuries. They are one another's minority. They respect and tolerate the cultural differ...
directed by Péterffy András, 1946-; produced by Péterffy András, 1946-; performed by Valaszut Folkdance Group, Bacioui Fanfars and Szaszcsavas Gipsy Band (Victoria, BC: Contemporary Arts Media, 2010), 39 mins,
Source: www.artfilms.com.au
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Carnival King of Europe, Tabom in Bahia
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directed by Juan Diego Diaz, fl. 2017 and Nilton Pereira, fl. 2017; produced by Juan Diego Diaz, fl. 2017, Brazil. Embassy (Accra), Tap Portugal and Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, S.L., in Carnival King of Europe (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2017), 52 mins
There is a small community in Ghana who identify as Brazilians. Their name is the Tabom. They are the descendants of former enslaved Africans and creoles who resettled from Bahia to Ghana during the 19th century, especially after the Malês Revolt in Bahia of 1835. They left Bahia escaping repression, looking for...
directed by Juan Diego Diaz, fl. 2017 and Nilton Pereira, fl. 2017; produced by Juan Diego Diaz, fl. 2017, Brazil. Embassy (Accra), Tap Portugal and Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, S.L., in Carnival King of Europe (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2017), 52 mins
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Echoes from Tibet
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directed by Deben Bhattacharya, 1921-2001; produced by Deben Bhattacharya, 1921-2001, Open End Theatre (Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2004), 27 mins

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...

directed by Deben Bhattacharya, 1921-2001; produced by Deben Bhattacharya, 1921-2001, Open End Theatre (Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2004), 27 mins
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Gypsies Sing Long Ballads
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1982), 28 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
Scotland's Gypsies have lived outside mainstream society for more than 500 years. Although some of the 'Travelling People' still live by the sides of roads, most live today in houses and are under pressure to abandon their culture. This film celebrates their traditional music, especially the long unaccompanied Bri...
directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1982), 28 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
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Interview with Koo Nimo
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produced by Banyan Archive; interview by Tony Hall, 1948- (Trinidad and Tobago: Banyan Archive, 1990), 13 mins
Tony Hall interviews KoNimo. He speaks about Fitzroy Coleman and the death of Lancelot Layne and the naming of Lancelot Layne by the King of Ashanti. Speaks about Lord Kitchener and Len Boogsie Sharpe. He sings a special composition for Lancelot Layne
produced by Banyan Archive; interview by Tony Hall, 1948- (Trinidad and Tobago: Banyan Archive, 1990), 13 mins
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Music of the Mande
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(Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2016), 1 hour 27 mins

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 Gambi...

(Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2016), 1 hour 27 mins
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Music of West Africa: The Mandinka and their Neighbors
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(Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2004), 35 mins

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...

(Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2004), 35 mins
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The Presence of the Past: Madagascar, Music, and Devotion
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directed by Ron Emoff, fl. 1993; produced by Ron Emoff, fl. 1993 (Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2004), 54 mins
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 powe...
directed by Ron Emoff, fl. 1993; produced by Ron Emoff, fl. 1993 (Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 2004), 54 mins
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