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    • Rhyme and Reason

      A documentary directed by .

      Paris, Saint-Denis, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg… French Hip-Hop in all its forms. Rappers, toasters, graffiti, dancers… Art, spray paint, rapping – a feeling for words, a feel for the beath.
      A cultural melting-pot, French Rap is a, expression of social and individual rebellion – but can it meet the challenge to become [...]

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    • Salsa Opus: the 5 episodes serie

      A documentary directed by .

      A unique serie of 5 episodes devoted to the world of salsa and its origins. A musical trip on the American continent from New York to Cuba, crossing Colombia, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

       

      SALSA OPUS 1 : New York, our Latin thing ep.1/5

      In the melting pot of New York, Salsa has achieved the dream of General Bolivar: “To unite under a single banner, in [...]

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    • Paris black night

      A documentary directed by .

      PARIS is the theatre of this musical voyage, even if at times one escapes from it for the anonymous surbubs. But a secret Paris of an ultramarine colour, ignored by the official guides and noctambulants who stick to routine, consists of small African Islands, Caribbean, American, or the West Indies, [...]

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    • Lucien Bodard: or “Lulu the Chinese man”

      A documentary directed by , .

      The last superstar of the major international reporters like Albert Londres or Joseph Kessel, “the old elephant” Bodard wrote romantic, powerful, strange and sensitive novels. Yet, in spite of his being indisputably succesful in the view of the public, the critics and the media, this adventurer in the country of [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 1: New York, our Latin thing

      A documentary directed by .

      In the melting pot of New York, Salsa has achieved the dream of General Bolivar: “To unite under a single banner, in the heart of a single culture people as different as Colombians, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans”. New York Salsa is a profoundly Latin music which has allowed these up-rooted [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 2: Colombia, a tropical country

      A documentary directed by .

      In Colombia, the already “spicy” Cuban Salsa is enriched with the country’s own traditional music and dances. The two cities of Cali and Barranquilla constantly compete for the title of “Salsa Capital” at their fairs, shows, and carnivals. The old steamboats that once lined the harbours have since beenreplaced by [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 3: Puerto Rico, the island of song ep.3/5

      A documentary directed by .

      Puerto Rico is the birthplace of the most famous of Salsa idols : Ismaël Rivera. Nicknamed the “Sonero Mayor”, he was the leading promoter of a modern version of one of the richest Caribean folklores : The Bomba. A unique dance music, it is a mixture of African rhythms and [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 4: Venezuela, a visa for the barrios

      A documentary directed by .

      Venezuela has an extremely rich musical past – the rhythms of Soca, Merengue, Calypso, and Steel Bands come together to create a vibrantly original Salsa. But each province has made its contribution – from Barlovento come the drum rhythms of the African community; from Maracaïbo come the followers of Gaïta [...]

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    • Salsa Opus 5: Cuba, rum, rhythm and spice ep.5/5

      A documentary directed by .

      The history of Cuba lies in the smoke of its tobacco, the sweetness of its sugar, and the rhythms of its music. Guitars and white sugar, drums and black tobacco – ever since the 16th century, these elements have combined to enhance Cuba’s creative ferveur. Today, “afé au lait”, Bongo, [...]

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    • Samba Opus 1: Rio The Academy of Samba

      A documentary directed by .

      A musical travel through the 5 main Brazilian provinces and their capitals ; Rio, Salvador, Recife, Sao Luis and Sao Paulo which have been the meeting point of the most creative musical genres. Everywhere we went, famous or unknown artists told us about this rhythm the Brazilian are so crazy [...]

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    • Samba Opus 2: Bahia afro-musical domination

      A documentary directed by .

      A musical travel through the 5 main Brazilian provinces and their capitals ; Rio, Salvador, Recife, Sao Luis and Sao Paulo which have been the meeting point of the most creative musical genres. Everywhere we went, famous or unknown artists told us about this rhythm the Brazilian are so crazy [...]

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    • Samba Opus 3: Recife a street carnival

      A documentary directed by .

      A musical travel through the 5 main Brazilian provinces and their capitals ; Rio, Salvador, Recife, Sao Luis and Sao Paulo which have been the meeting point of the most creative musical genres. Everywhere we went, famous or unknown artists told us about this rhythm the Brazilian are so crazy [...]

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    • Azzola: hot up, Marcel!

      A documentary directed by .

      Marcel Azzola can be considered as a world musician even if it may sound a bit too exotic. Beyond all musical cosmopolitism the great Marcel reveals his uniqueness when he warms up musette valse and French songs to the swing of gypsy jazz rhythms. He is the master of typically [...]

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    • About Tristes Tropiques

      A documentary directed by , , .

      “I consider myself a traveller, an archeologist in space,vainly trying to restore exotism with the use of particles and fragments.” An initiatory journey on the tracks of a young, unknown ethnographer, Claude Lévi-Strauss who, from 1936 to 1938 wandered the savannahs and forests of southern Brazil, in search of a [...]

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