Burmese music is rich with multiple influences, first and foremost, those of close neighbors like India, Thailand and Cambodia, but also for historical reasons, that of Great Britain. The traditional art of music is divided into two major types: open-air music and chamber music. Music is played outdoors on instruments with loud sounds such as drums or the oboe. It is played at religious festivals, classical dance shows and puppet shows. More
Director : PATRICK KERSALÉ | FULL HD | NEPAL | Duration : 26′ | 2011
In Nepal, Gandharba represents a social community of itinerant musicians of around 5,000 to 10,000 people. Their identity is related to their music and they define themselves as Nepalese messengers of yesteryear. However, the new economic and political situation of the country has forced them to adapt.
Dance was probably one of the first forms of expression of humanity. If one refers to the universality of this mode of communication in all human societies, it is a safe bet that it has been of primordial importance from the beginning. In Bali, dance is conjugated in the plural as its roles and forms are diverse. More
“Water drums : an ancestral meeting” is a documentary that shows the strength of African roots in the Venezuelan musical landscapes. The descendants of the African slaves settled in Venezuela have used a very special musical practice of a rare beauty for as long as they can remember. More
The Moussem of Tan-Tan in Morocco is part of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Each year, the “Great Gathering” of the Tuareg people (called “the free people”), both religious and commercial brings thousands of nomads who come from different tribes of the Moroccan Sahara to share their emotions, their diversity and cultural wealth. More
The traditional musical lanscape of Rajasthan displays an amazing richness and a rare beauty. It has been elaborated with the very roots of Hinduism and grew in the shadows of Indo-Muslims courtyards. The instruments and dancing gestures have inspired a lot of artists for the decoration of temples and palaces. More
Indians worship their many gods, practice devotions and offerings, organize huge religious festivals dedicated to Vishnu, Ganesh, Kali. Religion is seen as being at the service of man in his relentless pursuit of happiness. Spirituality remains the core of everyday life, with its rituals, customs and festivals. More