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Cavalcade of Music - Programme 2: The Dance

(Audio recording)

Language: English
Available in:»English»Deutsch»Modern Greek

"UNESCO presents, Calvacade of Music, a series of three programmes on the song and dance festival held at Biarritz. This is the second programme in the series, dedicated to dance. This programme features Belgian folk dances; a gavotte French folk dance from Soule; in the French Basque country; a gavotte from Brittany; a polka from Karelia, Finland; and a Swedish polka. The programme also includes three versions of music that accompanies the dance form known as ?the Round?: one from the Irish Republic, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Additionally, the programme exhibits two dances including sticks that emphasize the rhythm of the music: the makildantza from the Spanish Basque country and an English Morris dance; A garland dance from the Basque country and a garland dance from Japan; a bour?e; a Turkish scarf dance; an English sword and dagger dance; a Serbian dance about a man and a peasant who ran off with his sweetheart; a dagger dance from Turkey; a Finnish marriage dance; a Lover?s dance from Udine, Italy; a Javanese dance about a girl waiting for her sweetheart; a Serbian dance done by bachelors; and a Jota and Sevillana dance from Spain. The recordings, N. 2 in a series of three programmes, were made by Jacques Ogus of UNESCO Radio at the International Song and Dance Festival organized by the International Folk Music Council at Bearritz in France and Pamplona in Spain. This programmes is narrated by Keith Wood. "

Topics and Tags
Place/region: Biarritz, France, Pamplona, Spain, Europe
Type: Performing arts
Production and personalities:
Director/conductor: Jacques Ogus
Performer: Various artists
Publisher: UNESCO Radio
Producer: Keith Wood
Published in:

Original: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Location: F-S.314
UMVS reference: STV2460
File No: SYNAV-DIGIT-A02469-ENG , A02462-GER , A02678-GRE.WAV
Source ref.: MCR/789
Studio TV ref.: RAD/2460
Rights holder: UNESCO