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What's it called? Vanuatu Women's Water Music
Who published it? The Planet Spins, 2014.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
What's it like? 1 online resource (streaming video file) (58 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time 005715
Helpful notes! Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Originally produced by The Planet Spins in 2014.
What's it about? The performers of the Vanuatu Womens Water Music group hail from the remote northern tropical islands of Gaua and Merelava in Vanuatu. They travel the world performing the Na Mag and Ne Leang dances as a prelude to the water music. The Water Music of Vanuatu is a performance that needs to be seen and heard to be believed. This incredible film shuns Western/European narrative concepts. Instead it adopts a contemporary style of its own: Art Doco. The result is a non-narrative meditation on indigenous performance and representation. It has received 5-star review from Songlines Magazine (UK) and is described as "absolutely perfect" and "visually stunning as well as culturally important".
Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful notes! In English
Helpful subjects! Anthropology
Documentary-style films
Foreign language films
It's a special thing! Indigenous Studies
Documentary films.
More people who helped! The Planet Spins (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Special numbers! 1287927 Kanopy
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