JVC Middle East & Africa Music and Dance Regional Set -- 4 DVDs and 1 CD-ROM with 9 printable, searchable and copy-permission books -- REDUCED PRICE
Four DVDs illustrate 75 music and dance performances. (Also available as individual volumes).
Vol 1 includes Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Qatar: Islamic call to worship, military music of the Ottoman, dance of the knives, plucked lute solos and whirling dervishes, hammered dulcimer, Bedouin dances and songs, contemporary Iraqi song, belly dance and traditional mortar pounding and welcoming songs.
Vol 2 includes Egyptian popular song, Tunisian Bedouin dances and classical music, Moroccan Berber dances, and street musicians of Marrakech, along with classical music and a masked dance from Mali. Cameroon music includes praise song, finger piano, calabash, animal horn flutes, bowed instruments and minstrel poets, along with a village drum performance, Zaire's Mbuti dances and Tanzania's Masai dances.
Vol 3 visits Chad's town orchestras, a dambio festival dance, hero praise song traditions, tribal pleasure dances, children's dances and dances of Arab people. A Cameroon memorial ceremony and mourning music by a mask clan are included.
Vol 4 takes us to the Ivory Coast for bow harp singing, drum language and several tribal masked dances, children's dances, stilt dances and a dance of the leopard association. Botswana's bushmen perform musical bow, hand piano and song and trance-dances for healing. South African Zulu share a lullaby accompanied by musical bow and a wedding ceremony.
A CD-ROM with 9 printable, searchable and copy-permission books completes the anthology with background information.
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA I - VOL 16
16-1 Azan - Islamic call to worship
16-2 Mehter - military music of the Ottoman Empire: "Eski ordu marsi" ("An old army march")
16-3 Hancer bar - dance of the knives
16-4 Dances from the Gaziantep region
16-5 Dance from the Black Sea region
16-6 Dance from the Afyon Region
16-7 Saz - plucked lute solo
16-8 Dance from the Silifke region
16-9 Asik - itinerant musician
16-10 Sema - Islamic dance of the whirling dervishes
16-11 Santur - hammered dulcimer solo: "Nagme-ye karevan"
16-12 Bedouin Dance
16-13 Contemporary Iraqi song: "Ya zahrat al-madiyin"
16-14 Lebanese popular song: "Ya qalbi"
16-15 Belly dance
16-16 Traditional songs of the Persian Gulf Arab States
16-17 Bedouin song and dance
16-18 Mortar-pounding song
16-19 Song and dance of welcome
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA II - VOL 17
17-1 Egyptian popular song: "Ana gambak ya kol Iraqi"
17-2 Bedouin dance
17-3 Ma'luf - classical music
17-4 Berber Dance
17-5 Nawba - classical music selection: prelude to "Sunset"
17-6 Saharan dance: "Iwana"
17-7 Berber street musicians
17-8 Imdyazn - minstrel
17-9 Street artists of Marrakech
17-10 Masked dance of the Dogon
17-11 Praise song for King Iisa
17-12 Sanza - finger piano performance
17-13 Balafon - xylophone performance at the Ngawndere palace
17-14 Dummbo - calabash instrument performance
17-15 Buusaw - animal horn flute performance in front of the Maroua palace
17-16 Garayya - bowed instrument performance in front of the Dargala palace
17-17 Minstrel poet of Maroua
17-18 Minstrel poet of Dargala
17-19 Cowherd's song of Bogo town
17-20 Drum performance of Guirvidik town
17-21 Dance of the Bambuti
17-22 Dance of the Masai
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA III - VOL 18
18-1 Orchestra of the Town of Mongo
18-2 Sultan's orchestra of the town of Mao
18-3 Festival orchestra
18-4 Dambio - festival dance
18-5 Hero praise song with kundinge [harp] accompaniment
18-6 Praise song with kukuma [one-string instrument] accompaniment
18-7 Libo - transverse flute performance
18-8 Children's dances
18-9 Djele - pleasure dance
18-10 Bardjat - pleasure dance
18-11 Djersiss - pleasure dance
18-12 Al beher - pleasure dance
18-13 Am haraba - pleasure dance
18-14 Memorial ceremony for King Mkong Moteh
18-15 Mourning music by a mask clan
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA IV - VOL 19
Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire)
19-1 Singing and performing on a bow harp
19-2 Drum language
19-3 Gbagba - masked dance of Asouakro
19-4 Goli - masked dance of Agubanjansou
19-5 Gegon mask dance: "The Maple Song"
19-6 Children's dance of Biankouma: "Lelje"
19-7 Children's dance of Biankouma: "Gua"
19-8 Stilt dance of the Kupegbouni
19-9 Masked dance of Bangolo
19-10 Acrobatic dance of the snake girl
19-11 Dance of Zorofla women: "Greagba"
19-12 Masked dance: "Uale"
19-13 Dance of the leopard association
The San [Bushmen]
19-14 Musical bow performance
19-15 Handelo - one-string instrument and song
19-16 Dongo - hand piano and song
19-17 Trance-dance treatment of sickness
Republic of South Africa
19-18 Lullaby accompanied by musical bow
19-19 Wedding ceremony
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