In Cambodia, the temples of Angkor are not places of worship but the residence of the gods on earth. According to the texts, the gods live on the top of a mythical mountain, Mount Meru, considered as world’s axis. The sanctuary which houses the image of the principal god reproduces this cosmic vision on a human scale. More
In Nepal, the Damai are a social group of musicians and tailors. They settled in this country in the 14th century, fleeing the Muslim invasions of northern India. Their traditional orchestral ensemble is called panchai baja; it is now found only in the smaller towns and rural areas of Nepal. Damai traditional music is sought for its good auspices at major family events. More
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.
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
Beated bamboos, blown Bamboos, stringed Bamboos, a whole range of sound tools, that help human beings communicate and care for their relations with the world of the invisible. Throughout history and archeology, this documentary gives us the chance to contemplate the creation of a heritage which continues to adapt itself to the needs of society. 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