THE SPIRIT TRAVELS: IMMIGRANT MUSIC IN AMERICA

THE SPIRIT TRAVELS: IMMIGRANT MUSIC IN AMERICA

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1081
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Howard Weiss
    1991, 55 minutes
    English and various languages with English subtitles
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125

    Hosted and narrated by singer Linda Ronstadt, this entertaining and informative look at ethnic music in America offers a rich sampling of the nation's culturally diverse musical styles, featuring performances of Irish, Greek, African-American, Jewish, Central Asian, Chinese and Puerto Rican music. In addition to performance footage, the program includes rare archival footage and photos, plus interviews with musicians, cultural historians, and record producers, who discuss how ethnic music survives and changes when it comes to America.

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    * * * * * "Excellent/Superior in Every Respect..A 'Must-Have' for Libraries," "...highly recommended for general audiences from junior high through adult." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries

    * * * "...a consistently enlightening film...a beautifully done project...Recommended for overview of American musical history." - American Film and Video Association Evaluations