Songs of a Distant Jungle

Location:Papua New Guinea
Subject:Cross-cultural encounters; western music
Length:20 minutes
Format:16mm; U-matic; 1/2-inch VHS
Year Released:1985
Director:Robert Charlton
Producer:Rick Laubscher
Distributor:University of California Extension, Center for Media and Independent Learning
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 1364; Smithsonian HSFA 90.20.3
Description:Follows a young American musician, Chris Roberts, to Papua New Guinea, where he ingeniously bridges the vast cultural gap between his own society and that of the inhabitants. Setting out to record, document, and preserve music from some of the remotest villages in the region, he introduces his hosts to western classical music. They, in turn, share their own, often sacred, music with him. Top awards.
Record No:1927
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