1993 / The Netherlands, France / 106’
OCT 25 / 7.30 pm, São Jorge – Manoel de Oliveira Cinema
This film is part of the Johan van der Keuken Retrospective
The striking transformation of the Western brass band is investigated in several non-Western cultures. Van der Keuken filmed and Noshka van der Lely recorded the sound of orchestras from Nepal, Ghana, Surinam and Indonesia. It focuses on the assimilation of the march, often performed in the colonial era, in the native musical tradition.