World Music Dance Videos North America

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These videotapes and videodiscs of musics and dance of the world's peoples are available in the University of Oregon Knight Library's Video Collection. Note: The last substantial update to this page was in 2008..

Videos by Country:
Mexico, Native Americans, United States

Mexico

El Mariachi.
Burbank, Calif.: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1993
1 videocassette (ca. 81 min.): sd., col., stereo.; 1/2 in
NOTES: In Spanish with English subtitles
CAST: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Reinol Martinez, Peter Marquandt
NOTES: All he wants is to be a mariachi, like his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather before him. But the town he thinks will bring him luck brings only a curse--of deadly mistaken identity. Forced to trade his guitar for a gun, the mariachi is playing for his life
VIDEOTAPE 03157

La Pastorela = The shepherds' tale.
San Juan Bautista, CA: El Teatro Campesino, c1991
1 videocassette (78 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in VHS format
NOTES: In English, with music in Spanish with English subtitles
CAST:Linda Ronstadt, Paul Rodriguez, Robert Beltran, Karla Montana
NOTES: A Christmas fantasy musical retelling of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem
VIDEOTAPE 03576

Native Americans

The American Indian Dance Theatre: finding the circle.
NY: WNET/thirteen, 1989.
VHS, color.
SUMMARY: Presentation of various American Indian dances performed with Native American drums and music accompaniment. The dancers, in their native costumes and makeup, perform in various settings, including a summer pow wow.
VIDEOTAPE 01509

The American Indian Dance Theatre. Vol. 2, Dances for the new generations.
Phoenix, AZ: distributed by Canyon Records & Indian Arts, c1996.
1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
CONTENTS: Makah paddle dance -- Whale dance -- Hamatsa dance -- Hux whukw and galukwaml -- Penobscot pine needle dance -- Stomp dance --Smoke dance -- Stick dance -- Men's grass dance -- Women's fancy shawl dance -- Men's traditional dance -- Men's fancy dance.
CAST: Narrators: Members of the American Indian Dance Theatre.
SUMMARY:Presentation of various Native American Indian dances performed with Native American drums and music accompaniment. The dancers, in their native costumes and makeup, perform in various settings, including a pow wow.
VIDEOTAPE 04022

Discovering American Indian music.
Chicago, Ill.: Distributed by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp., c1982.
1 videocassette (24 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 guide. VHS.
SUMMARY:American Indians from various tribes around the country perform songs and dances. Describes the social and ceremonial functions of the music and portrays how Native Americans live today.
Includes a composition by Native American composer Louis Ballard.
VIDEOTAPE 02366

Dream dances of the Kashia Pomo: the Bole-Maru religion women's dances .
Berkeley, CA: University of California, Extension Media Center,[198-?]
1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Features five dances by Pomo Indian women which express contemporary native beliefs and reflect recent influences, including Christianity and World War II. Also includes some of the tribal ceremonial activities and activities which portray religious beliefs.
VIDEOTAPE 02335

The Drummaker.
University Park, PA: Penn State Audio-visual Services, [1990?], c1978.
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., b&w; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: Features an Ojibwa Indian, William Bineshi Baker, Jr. on the Lac Court Oreilles Reservation in northern Wisconsin, who continues the art of drummaking. He illustrates the step-by-step construction of a drum and comments on the tradition and craftsmanship.
VIDEOTAPE 02440

Indian dances of the Zuni Pueblo.
Moore, OK: Indian Sounds, c1996.
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: The Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers perform the Turkey Dance, the Rainbow Dance, and the White Buffalo Dance. Fernando Cellicion performs the Zuni Sunrise Song on a traditional Native American wooden flute.
VIDEOTAPE 04215

Into the circle: an introduction to Native American Powwows.
Tulsa, OK: Full Circle Communications, 1992.
1 videocassette (58 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS. >
NOTES:An introduction to Oklahoma powwows including an explanation of the meaning of powwow in Indian culture, how it has evolved, the role of the drum, the head singer and the songs in powwows and related celebrations.
VIDEOTAPE 04492

Kashia men's dances: Southwestern Pomo Indians.
[Berkeley, CA]: University of California Extension Media Center, [199-]
1 videocassette (39 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: Presents members of the Pomo tribe at Kochia, in ceremonial dress, performing four of their major dances, with songs and music. Explains that dancing was the most important part of the religious ceremonies of most California Indians.
VIDEOTAPE 02330

The Longest trail.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California Extension Media Center, c1984.
1 videocassette (58 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 handbook (39 p. ; 29 cm.) VHS Format.
SUMMARY: Explores the Arctic background of North and South American Indian dance styles. In addition to introducing dances of some 50 American Indian cultures, the film recounts the settlement of the New World by peoples coming at first across the Bering Strait landbridge thousands of years ago.
VIDEOTAPE 01122

Pepper's Pow Wow.
Seattle, Wash.: Upstream Productions, c1995
1 videocassette (56 min., 40 sec.): sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in. VHS format
NOTES:A documentary presenting Jim Pepper's music and the Oklahoma tribal roots from which it came
VIDEOTAPE 03226

17th Annual Sifc 1995 Pow Wow / Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre.
Saskatoon: Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, 1995.
1 videocassette (90 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: Features dancing from the 17th annual Saskatchewan Indian Federated College Pow Wow.
VIDEOTAPE 04188

Teaching the music of the American Indian.
Reston, Va. : MENC, c1991
1 videocassette (37 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 book for set. VHS format
NOTES: Presentions on the concepts of American Indian music by Edwin Schupman and David P. McAllester. Dances (Little River and Hoop Dance) introduced by Mitchell Bush
VIDEOTAPE 04554

The Shadow catcher: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Phoenix Films, c1974.
1 videocassette (88 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + guide. VHS format.
CAST: Music, Eddie Wapp, Alan Freedman ; narrators, Patrick Watson, Donald Sutherland.
SUMMARY: Documents the life and work of Edward Curtis, photographer, writer, anthropologist, and filmmaker, who spent 1986-1930 creating an encyclopedia of the North American Indian by living for long periods with different tribes. This film includes quotations from Curtis{ journals, many Northwest coast masked dancers, the Navajo Yebechai Ceremony, initiation into the Hopi Snake Fraternity, and a short film he made in Alaska while studying the Eskimos.
VIDEOTAPE 01872 tape & guide

United States

Always for pleasure.
El Cerrito, Calif.: Flowers Films, c1978.
1 videocassette (58 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY:Part 1 captures the music, food, and street celebrations that typify New Orleans. Part 2 focuses on the annual revival of Black Indian social and cultural traditions, featuring the Wild Tchoupitoulas and other Black Indian tribes as they prepare for and celebrate Mardi Gras.
VIDEOTAPE 04487

America de los Indios.
[Hollywood, Calif.: distributed by CFI, 198-?]
1 videocassette (28 min., 50 sec.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
NOTES In Spanish or English.
SUMMARY: "In this special program, musician, poet and song writer Daniel Valdez incorporates 500 years of Chicano history and musical tradition in ballads and song-poems."
VIDEOTAPE 02553

Cajun country.
s.l.: Shanachie, c1996.
1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
CAST:Hosted by Aly Bain; featuring Queen Ida, Boozoo Chavis, Savoy- Doucet Band, Wayne Toups, Dewey Balfa and more.
SUMMARY:"This video takes you on a trip through Cajun countryside, visiting with some of the finest Cajun musicians and encountering many facets of this beautiful and fascinating culture"-
VIDEOTAPE 04053

Chase the Devil: religious music of the Appalachian mountains
Newton, NJ: Shanachie, 1990, 1982.
VHS, 50 min., color.
SUMMARY: Religious music in the Southern Appalachians covers a wide panorama. At one extreme is the idea that any music is the "devil's work"; at the other is hard driving, rhythmic music. Focuses on the holiness church experience depicting the exuberant preaching and singing.
VIDEOTAPE 01728

Chulas fronteras.
El Cerrito, Calif.: Brazos Films, 1976.
1 videocassette, (VHS) (58 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Features the music and culture of Mexican-Americans living in southern Texas, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities.
VIDEOTAPE 01870

Dance on the wind: memoirs of a Mississippi shaman.
[New York]: Cinema Guild, [1992?]
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
CAST: Narrator: Eno Washington. Eno Washington, dancer ; featuring music by the Bamidele Dancers and Drummers.
SUMMARY:Performer, street and stage dancer Eno Washington tells and dances the story of how he discovered the West African roots of African-American dance. Included are details of how he learned to dance, the black dance traditions with which he grew up, and the connections he subsequently made among dances whose movements reappear under different names with each generation. Features many performances, current and historical.
VIDEOTAPE 04508

Did your mother come from Ireland?
New York: Ethnic Folk Arts Center [distributor], 1989.
1 videocassette (50 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS format.
SUMMARY: "Documents the renaissance of Irish traditional music in New York City during the 1970's. The renewed vitality and growth of this music, after years of dormancy, is revealed through performances by second and third generation children of Irish immigrants, discussed in interviews with musicians and community leaders and set in historical context with extensive archival photographs and footage."
VIDEOTAPE 02341

Discovering American Folk Music.
N.Hollywood, CA: Hollywood Select Video, 1987.
VHS, 21 min., color.
SUMMARY: Reviews the two main influences--African and English--on the development of American folk music. Traces the history of one ballad from its original British version through its journey across America to its emergence in the American West as the cowboy song, the Streets of Laredo, and later in an Afro-American blues version entitled The St. James Infirmary.
VIDEOTAPE 01529

Dry wood.
El Cerrito, Calif.: Flower Films, [19-?], c1973.
1 videocassette (37 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
English and French with English subtitles.
SUMMARY:Documents the music and customs of French-speaking Blacks in southwest Louisiana. Focuses on two families in a rice farming community, capturing their humble, open lives through their older, rural style of Cajun music. With some captions.
VIDEOTAPE 04491

An evening of art, song and poetry by African Americans, 1/19/96
Eugene. OR: U. of Oregon IMC, 1996.
1 videocassette : sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: Edwin Coleman reads poems with musical accompaniment; Sr. Martin de Porres Coleman performs a selection of carols and spirituals; Mark Beudert sings (not included on the tape). Part of the University of Oregon's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, presented January 19, 1996.
VIDEOTAPE 02796

Forbidden city U.S.A.
Alexandria, Va.: PBS Video, c1989.
1 videocassette (57 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 guide sheet. VHS.
SUMMARY: Documents the Forbidden City, a San Francisco nightclub of the 1930's and 1940's which featured Chinese American entertainers. Contains film clips of acts at the Forbidden City and interviews with performers and club owner Charlie Low.
VIDEOTAPE 03899

From Angkor to America: the Cambodian dance and music project of Van Nuys, CA 1984-1990.
By Amy Catlin
Van Nuys, CA: Apsara Media for Intercultural Education, c1991
1 videocassette: sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
PERFORMERS: Cambodian music by Yinn Ponn and ensemble with guest artists and dancers from the University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh
NOTES:Narrates the history of a community-based arts project, presents historical antecedents and religious basis for Cambodian classical dance and music, and shows the new functions within American culture
VIDEOTAPE 04545

From shore to shore: Irish traditional music in New York City .
Truckee, Calif.: Cherry Lane Productions, c1993.
1 videocassette (57 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 guide + 1 reading list. VHS.
SUMMARY:Examines both the continuity and the changes that have affected Irish traditional music since the turn of the century. Using New York City as the focus, this documentary mixes historic photographs and film footage with contemporary interviews and performances.
VIDEOTAPE 02350

"Gathering up again: Fiesta in Santa Fe".
Albuquerque, NM: Quotidian Independent Documentary Research,c1992.
1 videocassette (46:35): sd., col.; 1/2 in..
SUMMARY: A documentary representing the history and the performance of ethnicity in light of the 1992 Columbian Quincentenary. Focuses on the ethnic identity of Santa Fe, New Mexico and the impact of Spanish-Americans and Native Americans.
VIDEOTAPE 01997

Greek Americans.
Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Video Productions, a division of Library Video Company, c1993.
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: One of a 15-part series that celebrates the heritage of different cultural groups by tracing the history of their emigration to North America. Adapted from the "Peoples of North America" series of books by Chelsea House Publishers.
VIDEOTAPE 02357

Hmong musicians in America: interactions with three generations of Hmong Americans 1978-1996.
Van Nuys, CA: APSARA Media for Intercultural Education, c1997
1 videocassette (57 min.): sd., col. and b&w; 1/2 in VHS format
NOTES: Camera by Jeannie Myers ... et al.; musicians, Song Vu Chang ...et al.
NOTES:The program recounts the social and musical history of the Hmong from China to Laos to America, using maps, Hmong drawings and embroideries and archival photographs. Footage shot in Laos and America shows Hmong events including New Year Festivals,
VIDEOTAPE 04546

Hot pepper: a film.
El Cerrito, CA: Flower Films, [1979?]
1 videocassette (54 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
PERFORMERS: "Featuring Clifton Chenier, zydeco accordion king, and his brother Cleveland Chenier on rub-board, courtesy of Arhoolie Records; Robert St. Julien, drums, Felix James Benit, guitar, Charles Goodman, bass, Junius St. Julien, rhythm and equipment manager."
SUMMARY:Documents the life and music of Black zydeco-blues accordionist Clifton Chenier. Captures the sources of his music in the lives and culture of southwest Louisiana's urban and rural French- speaking Blacks.
VIDEOTAPE 04490

In heaven there is no beer?
El Cerrito, CA: Flower Films, c1984.
1 videocassette (51 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS [N.T.S.C.] format.
Folklorist, interviewer: Chris Simon.
SUMMARY:Shows Polish-American polka musicians and polka dancers performing at festivals, dance halls, and small beer halls in the eastern and midwestern parts of the United States. Features the music of Eddie Blazoncyck and the Versatones, the Dick Pillar Orchestra, Renata and Girls, Girls, Girls, and the Mrozinski Brothers.
VIDEOTAPE 04479

The Irish In America: Long Journey Home.
Burbank, Calif.: Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1997?].
4 videocassettes (ca. 80 min. each): sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in. VHS format.
CAST: Narrated by Michael Murphy; featuring musical performances by the Chieftains, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor and others.
SUMMARY: A celebration of a people who helped build America; includes musical performances.
CONTENTS: v. 1. The great hunger -- v. 2. All across America -- v. 3. Up from city streets -- v. 4. Success.
VIDEOTAPE 04153

Italian Americans.
Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Video Productions, a division of Library Video Company, c1993.
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: One of a 15-part series that celebrates the heritage of different cultural groups by tracing the history of their emigration to North America. Adapted from the "Peoples of North America" series of books by Chelsea House Publishers.
VIDEOTAPE 02358

J'ai ete au bal = (I went to the dance); the Cajun and zydeco music of Louisiana.
El Cerrito, CA: Brazos Films, c1990.
1 videocassette (84 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
PERFORMERS: Featuring Michael Doucet, Clifton Chenier, Queen Ida, Walter Mouton, Rockin' Sidney, Marc & Ann Savoy, Dennis McGee, Odile Falcon, Canray Fontenot, Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold.
SUMMARY: Looks at the Cajun-zydeco countryside, its people and their dance halls blended with performances of the music and the recollections of its musicians. Features historical sequences about Joe Falcon, Amede Ardoin, Iry LeJeune, Harry Choates, and others.
VIDEOTAPE 04486

The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas
[S.l.]: JVC, Victor Company of Japan , c1995.
6 videocassettes (332 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 6 guides.
SUMMARY: CONTENTS v. 1. Canada and the United States -- v. 2 - v. 3 The United States -- v. 4. The Caribbean -- v. 5. - v. 6 Central and South America.
VIDEOTAPE 02827

Marc and Ann.
El Cerrito, CA: Flower Films c1991.
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
English and French.
SUMMARY:A portrait of Marc and Ann Savoy, the Cajun musical couple : Marc, accordion builder and player, Cajun cook and outspoken defender of his culture, and Ann, an adopted "Cajun" who authored Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People. A more personal look at one Cajun family and their appreciation for their culture in the face of encroaching American mall culture.
VIDEOTAPE 04477

New Orleans: Black Indians: a case study in the arts.
Shawnee Mission, KS: RMI Media Productions, 1983.
1 VHS, 30 min., color.
SUMMARY: Pre-Lenten Mardi Gras in New Orleans serves as the background for this study of a mixture between American Indians and Blacks who compose the Black Indian tribes of New Orleans. The traditions, costumes, songs and dances date back more than 100 years and create living history of their folk art which is passed from generation to generation.
VIDEOTAPE 01724

Polish Americans
Bala Cynwyd, PA: Schlessinger Video Productions, a division of Library Video Company, c1993.
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: One of a 15-part series that celebrates the heritage of different cultural groups by tracing the history of their emigration to North America. Adapted from the "Peoples of North America" series of books by Chelsea House Publishers.
VIDEOTAPE 02359

Repercussions: a celebration of African-American Music.
Chicago: Home Vision, 1984.
4 vols., 420 min., color.
SUMMARY: Program 1: Born musicians: traditional music from the Gambia. Program 2: On the battlefield: Gospel Quartets. Program 3: Legends of rhythm and blues. Program 4: Sit down and Listen: the Story of Max Roach. Program 5: The drums of Dagbon. Program 6: Caribbean Crucible. Program 7: Africa Come Back: the Popular Music of West Africa.
VIDEOTAPE 00784

Routes of rhythm.
New York: Cinema Guild [distributor], c1989.
3 videocassettes (ca. 58 min. ea.): sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in. VHS format.
Hosted by: Harry Belafonte.
SUMMARY: Program 1 traces the origins of Latin music from Spain and Africa to the New World. Program 2 focuses on pop music developed in Cuba and examines how North Americans began to discover this island's musical treasures. Program 3 shows how Spanish-African music has become the basic part of popular musical culture of the U.S.
VIDEOTAPE 02820

Salsa: Latin pop music in the cities.
[S.l.]: Shanachie Records Corp., 1988.
1 videocassette (VHS) (ca. 50 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
PERFORMERS: Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Reuben Blades, Charlie Palmieri, Ray Barretto.
SUMMARY:Captures Latin music in all its joy, vitality and improvisational brilliance from the barrios of New York City to the roots- culture of the Caribbean.
VIDEOTAPE 01705

A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle.
Delaplane, VA: Davenport Films, 1987.
VHS. 50 min.col.
SUMMARY: Traces the history of the Landis family of Granville County, NC: over the lifetime of its oldest member, 86-year old Mrs. Bertha M. Landis, through interviews, gospel concerts, etc.
VIDEOTAPE 00601

Songs of the homeland.
Austin, Tex.: Galan Productions, c1995.
1 videocassette (approx. 60 min.): sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: Describes the history of Tejano music in South Texas. Narrated by Freddy Fender.
VIDEOTAPE 02861

Spend it all.
El Cerrito, Calif.: Flower Films, 1991?, 1971.
1 videocassette (41 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS.
English and French.
SUMMARY:Presents the history, dances, leisure, people, and places of Louisiana's Cajun country.
VIDEOTAPE 04485

The Spirit travels: immigrant music in America.
New York, NY: Cinema Guild, c1991.
1 videocassette (55 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS.
SUMMARY: Surveys the musical contributions made by a variety of immigrant groups to the American culture. Celebrates how the gifts of native music, traditions and cultural expressions have enriched the cultural diversity of American music.
VIDEOTAPE 02405

Sprout wings and fly.
El Cerrito, CA: Flower Films, c1983.
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col. ; 1/2 in.VHS format.
SUMMARY:Profiles old-time fiddler Tommy Jarrell, his music, friends, and family in rural North Carolina.
VIDEOTAPE 04482

Sworn to the drum: a tribute to Francisco Aguabella..
El Cerrito, CA: Flower Films, 1995.
1 videocassette (35 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
Music:Dahomey/Arara -- Barracon -- Aluya Pa Change -- Bata rhythms for yemaya y chango -- Chacha loque fun pa chango --Yoruba chants for chango -- A la escuela, Nino -- Coco petao.
CAST: Francisco Aguabella, Armando Peraza, Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Dizzy Gillespie, Daniel Ponce, Bobbi Cespedes, Carlos Santana, John Santos, Katherine Dunham, Robert Farris Thompson.
SUMMARY:A film-portrait of the Afro-Cuban master drummer, Francisco Aguabella. Born in Cuba, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1957 where he made outstanding contributions to Latin popular music while maintaining his roots in traditional Afro-Cuban religious drumming. Film explores Aguabella's role both as a sacred drummer and a figure of historical influence in Latin Jazz, Pop and Fusion. Included are many interviews with musicians who have worked with him and have been influence by his music.
In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
VIDEOTAPE 04488

Teaching the music of African Americans.
Reston, Va.: MENC, c1991
1 videocassette (25 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in VHS format
CONTENTS: Introductory remarks/ Luvenia A. George -- Afro-Cuban tradition: presentation by Neil Sheehy, performance by Otonowa -- African- American traditions: demonstration led by Bernice Johnson Reagon -- Music and the Black church: presentation by Luvenia A. George, performance by Southern Baptist Church Senior Choir, led by Deacon Learly
VIDEOTAPE 04551

Teaching the music of the American Indian.
Reston, Va.: MENC, c1991
1 videocassette (37 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 book for set. VHS format
NOTES: Presentions on the concepts of American Indian music by Edwin Schupman and David P. McAllester. Dances (Little River and Hoop Dance) introduced by Mitchell Bush
VIDEOTAPE 04554

Teaching the music of Asian Americans.
Reston, VA: MENC, c1991
1 videocassette (36 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format
NOTES: An overview of the music and culture of China from the Zhou dynasty to the present day and how to teach it
VIDEOTAPE 04553

Teaching the music of Hispanic Americans.
Reston, Va.: MENC, c1991
1 videocassette (26 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in VHS format
CONTENTS: Information, illustrations and music -- Highlights from remarks by Dale A. Olsen, Daniel E. Sheehy, and Linda O'Brien-Rothe -- A look at the intricacies of Andean raft-pipe music -- A demonstration and explanation of the instruments and rhythms used in mariachi music -- Demonstrations of teaching techniques, based on lesson plans by Dale A Olsen
VIDEOTAPE 04552

Tex-Mex: music of the Texas Mexican borderlands.
Newton, NJ: Shanachie, 1990.
VHS, 50 min., color.
SUMMARY: Tex-Mex music is an exuberant style with a Mexican soul and a rock 'n' roll heart. it combines styles of corrida, norteno and others, is full of joy and energy, but carries significance through its lyrics about social problems. Flaco Jimenez, Lydia Mendoza, Frank Rodarte, Little Joe Hernandez and others are shown in performance and conversation.
VIDEOTAPE 01727

That high lonesome sound.
Newton, NJ: Shanachie, c1996.
1 videocassette (ca. 70 min.): sd., b&w.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY:Shot in the 1960s, the three films released on this video capture the vanishing landscape of traditional music in America and the source of its power.
CONTENTS: The High lonesome sound -- The end of an old song -- Sara and Maybelle.
VIDEOTAPE 03895

Tryin' to get home: a history of African American song
Berkeley, CA: Heebie Jeebie Music, c 1993.
1 videocassette (54 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 educator's guide.
SUMMARY: A musical and dramatic one person show presenting the contributions of Afro-Americans to American music.
VIDEOTAPE 02488

Two Black churches.
Memphis, TN: Center for Southern Folklore, c1975.
1 videocassette (21 min.): sd.,col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Focuses on religious experience in two black churches; one in Mississippi, one in Connecticut. Opens in Mississippi, showing a baptism, a church service, the singing of Dr. Watts hymns, interviews with church members, and a gospel performance. Continues in New Haven, Connecticut, depicting a gospel processional, a religious dance, a sermon, and a healing ceremony.
VIDEOTAPE 00550

Two Generations of Labor Singers.
Chicago:Committee for Labor Access, 1989.
28 min.
SUMMARY: Utah Phillips continues the tradition of Woodie Guthrie, singing traditional songs from the Industrial Workers of the World. Billy Bragg pickets and campaigns for the Labor Party in Great Britain by giving labor songs a rock and roll treatment.
VIDEOTAPE 01318

We Shall Overcome.
San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1989.
58 min.
SUMMARY: Traces the transformation of the title song from an old slave spiritual to the anthem of the civil rights movement, while chronicling its effect on human rights movements in the United States and in other parts of the world, using historical footage and personal recollections.
VIDEOTAPE 01324

A well spent life.
El Cerrito, Calif.: Flower Films, c1971.
1 videocassette (44 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, N.T.S.C.
SUMMARY:Captures the blues music of Mance Lipscomb, Black songster, sharecropper, and sage. Visits Lipscomb in his hometown of Navasota, Tex., where he communicates his thoughts and feelings about his past and the local life and culture.
Performers:Mance Lipscomb, Elnora Lipscomb, Hattie Franklin, Alfred Franklin.
VIDEOTAPE 04480

Yonder Come Day.
Del Mar, CA: McGraw Hill Films, 1975.
VHS. 28 min. col.
SUMMARY: Documentary about 72 year-old Bessie Jones and her efforts to pass on black music.
VIDEOTAPE 00560

Zarico.
Ottawa: National Film Board of Canada, 1985.
58 min.
SUMMARY: Zarico, the folk music of BLack Creole culture of southwestern Louisiana, has evolved into one of the most original forms of American music today. The Creole population, a blending of peoples from Africa, the Caribbean, and Acadia, developed their style of music through an intermingling of these musical influences. As the population moved during the Depression and World War II, the melodies and rhythms of the music influenced jazz, the blues, and rock.
VIDEOTAPE 01254

Ziveli!: medicine for the heart.
El Cerrito, CA: Flower Films, 1987.
1 videocassette (51 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS format.
SUMMARY:Takes a look at the culture and music of the Serbian-American communities of Chicago and California, focusing on the cultural strengths of these immigrants who helped form the backbone of industrial America.
VIDEOTAPE 04481

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