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MARUPAKKAM And National Folklore Support Centre


MARUPAKKAM And National Folklore Support Centre
Jointly organize

Monthly screening of Documentaries and Short films

On August 06, 2010

6.00 P.M: Film – Zanzibar Musical Club
Duration: 85 min
Language: Swahili with English subtitles
Direction: Philippe Gasnier and Patrice Nezan
Camera: Samuel Dravet
Editing: Tatjana Jankovic

Zanzibar Musical Club
Synopsis: At sunset in the streets of the ancient old town, the musical clubs of Zanzibar, whose style reflects two millennium of cultural exchange and the island’s place at the crossroads of the spice route. Vehicle of cultural identity and living tradition, the performance of Taarab is intrinsically linked to both the ceremonial and everyday life of the island. Its gentle rhythms accompany the listener on every step of existence-from the most solemn to the most blissful moments.

ZANZIBAR MUSICAL CLUB is an invitation to explore a millenary Muslim culture where traditions are transmitted through music; to go deep into a reality where music is the social link par excellence; to discover a world fed with Arabic tones, Latin rhythms, Indian melodies and African drums.This superb documentary is alive and pulsing with a musical mix of Arabic tones, Latin rhythms,
Indian melodies and African drums.

This film was screened at 11th Madurai International Documentary and
Short Film Festival 2009, Madurai organized by MARUPAKKAM
More:
http://www.worldfilm.ee/blog/article-2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKDrpaYAIjM
http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/view/page.basic/artist/content.artist/culture_musical_club/enUS
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Venue: Indian School of Folklore
(Academic Wing of National Folklore Support Centre)

#505, 5th Floor, Kaveri Complex,

96, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam,

Chennai – 600 034. Ph: 28229192 / 42138410

(Behind Hotel Ganpath)

All are Welcome! Entry Free!!

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