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by Tim Slade and Joanna Buggy

In four corners of the globe on four different days throughout the year, four violinists and a small ensemble of their musician friends come together to perform one of the most well loved pieces of music in the world; Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi

by Quique Cruz and Marilyn Mulford

Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi follows exiled Chilean musician, Quique Cruz, from the Bay Area to Chile and back as he creates his masterwork.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Before the Spring, After the Fall

by Jed Rothstein

Three years before the Arab spring, a film crew began documenting Egypt’s small heavy metal community. The young musicians voiced the frustrations of a generation raised under a dictator. Two years into filming, a revolution began ...

Global Voices

Companeras

by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell

Compañeras profiles America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, founded in 1994.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Estilo Hip Hop

by Virgilio Bravo and Loira Limbal

Estilo Hip Hop chronicles the lives of three hip-hop enthusiasts from Brazil, Chile, and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world.

Global Voices

A Lion's Trail

by Francois Verster, Dan Jawitz, and Mark J. Kaplan

In the 1920s, Zulu singer Solomon Linda composed "Mbube," a hit melody in his native South Africa. Decades later, it skyrocketed to the top of the international pop charts as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." Follow this beloved song's rocky history, from South Africa to Brooklyn and back, asking why Linda died penniless, while American artists made millions off of his music.

Global Voices, Independent Lens

Miss Nikki & The Tiger Girls

by Juliet Lamont

If you think it's hard making it as an all-girl band, try being the first to do it with a military dictatorship breathing down your neck.

Women of the World, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Street Ballad: A Jakarta Story

by Daniel Ziv

A young, gifted street musician searches for identity, legitimacy, and love on the frenzied streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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