A Musical Journey: The Films Of Pete, Toshi And Dan Seeger

DVDs / Videos

Catalogue No: VESTAPOL13042
Artist: Pete Seeger
Format: Books | History
A truly unique and authentic document of the rural and community-based musics of the world, captured as a series of 16mm camera films in the early sixties.
International folk-music authority Pete Seeger presents the product of three years of travel and discovery as the Seeger family toured the world, filming whatever good music they could find. They had no game plan, but Pete, Toshi and Dan were able to capture a huge resource of footage that has since rested dormant in the back of their barn.
Stefan Grossman has assembled the Seeger family reels, creating a captivating collection of moments that show the rural musical heritage of America in the context of the townships and communities in which it thrives. Included amongst the footage you will find:
  • Big Bill Broonzy
  • The McPeake Family
  • Sonny Terry
  • J.C. Burris
  • Jean Carignan
  • Pete Steele
  • Oklahoma Fiddle Contest 1957
  • Schuyler Micheals
  • African-American worksongs in a Texas prison
  • ...and much much more.
Published on: 07 November 2005
Language: English
Publisher: Vestapol