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music7.jpgFootage ranges from the strains of Muddy Waters' Blues to Ravi Shankar’s Indian Ragas.

Rock is well represented by Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger and John Lennon, contemporary pop by Pete music4.jpgDocherty whilst Les Blank’s intimate documentaries recount the history of American folk music - Lightnin’ Hopkins for blues, some true American originals, the Cajuns of south-west Louisiana, Tex-Mex Nortena amongst others. The Dolmetsch Story tells of the famous family who dedicated their lives to educating the public on the joys of the recorder musical instrument. Desmond Dekker and Milly appear in Horace Ove’s Reggae, a documentary which combines the history of Caribbean immigrants to the UK in the 1950s with a reggae concert. Finally, classical music is not forgotten with Felix Greene’s extraordinary film of the Peking Symphony Orchestra.


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Boat leaves, sails hoisted

country of origin: Greece

Conductor conducts on South Bank

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The Businessmen of Rhythm

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White people learn sitar, drumming, singing

country of origin: India

Shot of Shostakovich walking across room to piano, seated at piano writing

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Musicians rehearsing in studio

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Donovan picks up glittery rock, throws it in sea

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Old woman sits on porch of houses with walking stick

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Street market

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Minibus at checkpoint

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