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Rhythm of Resistance - Black South African Music

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Rhythm of Resistance crosses the forbidden boundaries of apartheid and looks at the sorrow and joy of Black South African music. Music that had been ignored, censored or suppressed comes alive in unforgettable moments, often filmed clandestinely. From Zululand roots to Soweto street singing, from the defiant dancing of workers on their day off to all night singing contests, Rhythm of Resistance captures the panorama of Black South African music during the years of apartheid. Features performances and intimate moments with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Philip Tabane and Malombo, the Mahotella Queens, Abafana and more.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Directors: Jeremy Marre
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: SHANACHIE
  • DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004YA70
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,948 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This is a well-known classic music documentary on South Africa. A point of reference as a report and as one of the first explorations of this rich scene. It is mentioned on the 'Graceland' album cover notes as the place where Paul Simon first saw Ladysmith! Beautifully produced, edited and shot. Pleasurable!
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This is an excellent documentary not only of the South African music scene, but also about life in Black S/A during the aparthied days while Mandela had yet to be freed. We enjoy the entertaining music along with seeing the horrible conditions that produce this genre. However, if you like this, there is an excellent soundtrack of this documentary that features some music that did not appear in the film that was on a CD from Shanachie records. Y'all need to BRING THAT BACK in print and enjoy.
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This is the excellent soundtrack to the 1970s documentary of the same name about South African music. An excellent introduction to S/A Music. Ladysmith Black Mambazo contributes two really nice tunes (their second selection is a real toe-tapper) acapella. There is a lovely instrumental featuring just guitars and congas and an equally sweet gospel song. But the highlights are the live selections from the S/A counterpart to the Apollo Theater from the documentary. The tune that features the Mahotella Queens will get you hooked even if you don't have a clue of what's being said. You feel it, though. This is hard to find, but WELL worth the effort.
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This was a huge surprise seeing early Mohotlla Queens and Sipho and Johnny (Clegg) in their youthful exhuberance. This is a must for anyone who really loves and wants to understand the uniqueness of South African Music. Follow this with Amandla, perhaps.
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