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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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Blues

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Classical

Folk

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Reggae

John Holt

country of origin: United Kingdom

People drumming, old women dancing

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Closeups of applying make up to dancer's face

country of origin: India

Boat leaves, sails hoisted

country of origin: Greece

Lawrence Welk (Ain't She Sweet)

country of origin: United States

Conductor conducts on South Bank

country of origin: United Kingdom

The Businessmen of Rhythm

country of origin: United States

Washing clothes

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White people learn sitar, drumming, singing

country of origin: India

Donovan's feet walking, hands picking herbs, walks along in long white gown

country of origin: Greece

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