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The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas. Volume 5, Central and South America

Author: Yuki OkadaKatsumori IchikawaYuji IchihashiTomoaki FujiiAnthony SeegerAll authors
Publisher: [Tokyo?] : JVC, Victor Company of Japan ; Montpelier, VT : Multicultural Media, ©1995.
Series: JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas, Volume 5.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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Fifth of six videocassettes designed to be used along with accompanying booklets containing both general information and specific descriptions of the musical and dance selections, as well as suggestions for further research. Most of the performances were recorded on location, many in the open air, and are generally performed by natives of the region. Countries covered on this tape are: Belize, Brazil, Chile,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Music
Video
Named Person: Gilberto Gil; Antonio Carlos Jobim
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Yuki Okada; Katsumori Ichikawa; Yuji Ichihashi; Tomoaki Fujii; Anthony Seeger; Nihon Bikutā Kabushiki Kaisha.; Smithsonian/Folkways Records.; Multicultural Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 80090627
Notes: Volume number from original container.
Accompanying booklet available in *MGS (General) 97-10319.
Credits: Editorial supervisor (books), Tomoaki Fujii ; senior editor (books), Anthony Seeger ; editor (books), Mark Greenberg.
Description: 1 videocassette (54 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS) + booklet.
Contents: Belize. 5-1. Brukdown/Boom 'n' chime band / recorded in Barbados in 1981 ; musicians not identified. Brazil. 5-2. Ritual song/dance: Da-ño?re / recorded in 1992 ; performed by Xavante Indians. 5-3. Rural samba dance: Samba de roda / recorded in 1980 ; performed by residents of a town in Bahia, Brazil. 5-4. Religious possession dance: Candomblé / recorded in 1980 ; performed by members of a Candomblé terreiro. 5-5. Martial art/dance: Capoeira de Angola / recorded in 1980 ; performed by an unnamed capoeira group. 5-6. Popular songs: Meu desespero ninguem ve (No one sees my despair) [and] Sou homen feliz (I am a happy man) / recorded in 1980 ; performed by Batatinha and members of his group. 5-7. Popular song: Toda menina Baiana (All Bahian girls) / recorded in 1980 ; performed by Gilberto Gil and Djalma Correa. 5-8. Topical song, samba / recorded in 1980 ; performed by Leci Brendão and accompanist ; no dance content. 5-9. Samba school rehearsal and carnival parade / recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 1980. 5-10. Popular song, bossa nova: Aguas do Março (March waters) / recorded in 1980 ; performed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and group ; no dance content. Chile. 5-11. Ñillatun (fertility rite) / recorded in 1990 ; performed by Pehuenche Indians ; includes dancing. 5-12. Shaman ceremony: Fiesta de Hueico Chile / recorded in 1988 ; performed by Mapuche Indians of Chile ; includes dancing. 5-13. Bailes chinos dance and Canto a lo divino / recorded in 1992 ; performed by people of Pocochai and other villages. Colombia. 5-14. Flute and drum music / recorded in 1983 ; performed by Arhoacho [also spelled Arhuaco in booklet] Indians. 5-15. Conjunto de gaitas [instrumental group] / recorded in 1983 ; performers not identified. 5-16. Poro [also spelled porro in booklet] / recorded in 1983 ; performed by brass band. 5-17. Vallenato (protest song) / recorded in 1983 ; performed by Nafer Durán. 5-18. Joropo, music of the llanos (plains) / recorded in 1983 ; performers not identified ; no dance content. Guatemala. 5-19. Shaman sacrifice and chant / recorded in 1978 ; performed by Diego, a Maya shaman ; no dance content. 5-20. Shaman chanting with flute / recorded in 1978 ; performed by Diego, a Maya shaman. Guyana. 5-21. Masquerade dancing with fife and drum ensemble / recorded in 1990 ; performers not identified. 5-22. Youth competition dancing with fife and drum ensemble / recorded in 1990 ; performed by Guyanese children.
Series Title: JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas, Volume 5.
Responsibility: JVC, Victor Company of Japan, in collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, and Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, Washington, D.C. ; director, Yuki Okada ; co-producer, Stephen McArthur, Multicultural Media ; executive producers, Katsumori Ichikawa and Yuji Ichihashi.

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Fifth of six videocassettes designed to be used along with accompanying booklets containing both general information and specific descriptions of the musical and dance selections, as well as suggestions for further research. Most of the performances were recorded on location, many in the open air, and are generally performed by natives of the region. Countries covered on this tape are: Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, and Guyana.

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