4th annual London Greek Film Festival: 17-25 October 2011
 
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Film Category: Documentary

Original Title: LIKE THE AIR I BREATHE...WORLD MUSIC AT CRETE

English Title: LIKE THE AIR I BREATHE...WORLD MUSIC AT CRETE

Greek Title: ΣΑΝ ΤΟΝ ΑΕΡΑ ΠΟΥ ΑΝΑΠΝΕΩÖ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΣΜΟΥ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΡΗΤΗ

Duration:52 ΜΙΝ

Country of origin: GREECE

Director: GEORGE ZERVAS

Producer: GINA PETROPOULOU

Production Company / Companies: VOX DOCUMENTARIES- GEORGE ZEVAS FILM PRODUCTIONS

Brief synopsis in English: This documentary adopts an exploratory, meditative, poetic approach to the meeting of outstanding traditional musicians from around the world in the village of Houdetsi on Crete organized by Ross Daly, himself a musician of international renown, in the summer of 2006.

The musiciansí teaching, their contact with students in the workshops, and the dialogue between traditional musical idioms and instruments from various Mediterranean cultures (Europe, Asia, Africa) all reveal the amazing pluralism of world music, as well as the triumph of difference accepted, of meaningful communication and creative coexistence. Itís really a multicultural documentary since more than 25 countries are represented and 10 different languages are heard.

Release Date: 2008

Original Format: DIGITAL VIDEO

Credits (music, cast etc):

Yiannis Panayiotakis  Director of photography

Nikos Kefaloyiannis  Sound

Agela Despotidou, George Zervas  editing

Musicians:

Giorgis Xylouris from Greece,

Halil Karaduman from Turkey, who plays the kanni,

Nedim Nalbantzoglu from Turkey, who plays the violin

Georgi Petrov from Bulgaria, who plays the gadoulka

Tsvetanka Varimezova from Bulgaria, who teaches vocal techniques

Mohamed Rahim Khushnawaz from Afghanistan, who plays the rabab

Mamak Khadem from Iran, who sings Persian folk songs

Petram Khavar Zamini from Iran, who plays percussion

Nayan Ghosh from India, who plays tabla and sitar

Ballake Sissoko from Africa, who plays the kora,

Zohar Fresco from Israel, who plays percussion

Omer Erdogular from Turkey, who plays the ney

Nasheer Shamma from Iraq, who plays the oud.

Evgenios Voulgaris from Greece,

Efren Lopez from Spain, and the man behind the whole enterprise,

Ross Daly, taught composition and orchestration.

 

Original Language(s): English, Greek, German, Iranian, Turkish, Bulgarian...

English Subtitles (if need it: Yes/No):YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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