The liberated bootleg TWILIGHT - LIVE! captures The Twilight Singers performing at the Southgate House in Newport, KY on April 6, 2004. It's a multi-camera production that presents a rare opportunity to take home the magic of The Twilight Singers in concert.
Jamaican singer, DJ and producer Tony Rebel showcases the top names in reggae, dub and dancehall for his annual music festival, the Rebel Salute. The 40-act roster features both local and international artists, including Luciano, Richie Spice, I Wayne, Terry Linen, Ras Shiloh, Chezidek, Aaron Silk, Live Wyya, Tarrus Riley, Abdel Wright, Peter Lloyd, Marcus-I, Ras Honeycomb, Phit Watkis, Sisa Band and Shane.
Zel is a fortune teller. She lives and works in an old house at the edge of the woods. The house is crowded with ghosts (including a priest, a bride, a mute child, some washed up vaudevillians and a noisy, sight-impaired group of musicians among others) that have been there for as long as she can remember. When a mysterious light appears in the woods the ghosts realize that they are trapped and begin to rebel. Zel is forced to come to terms with the origins of these spirits and letting go of the only family she has ever known.
Celebrating their 55th anniversary, Israeli kibbutz folk chorale the Gevatron delivers a dynamic performance -- featuring such tunes as "Zemer" and "Halleluiah" -- before enthusiastic fans in Jerusalem and on the Sea of Galilee coast. Working in the fields by day and using their evenings to create music, the group has assembled a repertoire that includes folk, pop and ethnic songs. Archival footage of kibbutz life is included.
The six Englishmen known as the King's Singers enjoy a reputation as one of the worlds most sought after acapella vocal ensemble. This pre-eminent group has never diminished in virtuosity throughout its thirty-plus year history of sharing one of the widest repertoires imaginable with enthusiastic audiences around the globe. This programme features The King's Singers performing some of their favourite works, a mixture of songs old and new.
Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) presents a dynamic checkerboard of moving image footage featuring African-American actors and singers from across the 20th century: from Jackie “Moms” Mabley to Eartha Kitt, Whoopi Goldberg, Whitney Houston, and several others. The video focuses on their individual voices as they express heartbreaking roles, pointed lyrics, sharp jokes, and strong statements of resistance to the dominant culture. The work is a powerful, and often riotous, reflection on the roles of black women in the United States.
Originally recorded live at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles, this production features gospel singer Kurt Carr and his choir at the height of their success.
It's nighttime in 1980s Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Glittery and glamorous heels climb out of cars. Women shrouded in traditional black abayas make their way into a wedding hall. There, they reveal what's underneath: dazzling dresses and wild hair. Their true selves set free, unseen by male gaze. There are strict segregation rules in Saudi weddings. All eyes and ears are on the wedding singer, until the electricity cuts out suddenly. "This is the worst wedding singer ever," guests mutter, condescendingly. Will the young daughter manage to save her mother's dignity?
Gospel performer and producer Kurt Carr celebrates his faith in God with a little help from the Kurt Carr Singers in this inspirational live concert of traditional spiritual favorites. Selections include "For Every Mountain," "Been So Good," "Holy, Holy, Holy," "Kumbaya," "Do You Know Him?" and a medley of "We've Come This Far by Faith," "I've Decided to Make Jesus My Choice," "Lord, Keep Me Day by Day" and "I'll Fly Away from Here."
Female gospel group the Angelic Gospel Singers have been a mainstay in the gospel community for more than 50 years. Their signature blues-influenced sound continues to inspire through this unforgettable compilation of live performances. Among the infectious numbers included here are "He's My Ever Present Help," "I've Got the Victory," "Sweet Home," "If You Can't Help Me" and "It Could Have Been the Other Way."
This intimate concert series heralds the vocal talents of the great female singers of the 20th century, celebrating the uniqueness of the individual voices that helped inspire generations of younger performers. In this installment, the incomparable Sarah Vaughan -- a bebop singer with an impressive operatic range -- lends her signature voice to a selection of jazz standards as part of a memorable live performance filmed in the mid-1980s.
In concerts performed the world over, the Harlem Gospel Singers have bowled over audiences with their powerful singing and professional musical accompaniment. This live performance -- with Queen Esther Marrow front and center -- demonstrates why. Beginning her career under the tutelage of Duke Ellington, Queen Esther performed with many of the world's greatest musicians before forming the Harlem Gospel Singers ensemble.
Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His music from the last several years hews mainly to acoustic instrumentation; it returns him in part to his earlier bluegrass days, and extends the boundaries of that tradition with old-time rambles and sparely orchestrated reflections on love, the slings of time, and the troubles of common people.
The municipal district heating company from Ivano-Frankivsk has a cultural offer for its employees. To break away from their daily routine, run-down infrastructure and troublesome clients, they may come to sing in the company choir once a week. The folk and patriotic songs they practice at rehearsals become a bridge between the past communist era and the new political and economic reality. They help them to deal with the shock of transformation and simply spend some time together, just like in the good old times.
Four songs from His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej's (also known as King Rama IX) royal songbook have now inspired four leading Thai directors to interpret their spirit and meaning into four short films.
Chinese Opera from Hong Kong directed by Chan Pei.
The documentary depicts the remarkable phenomenon of the national competition Kalina Krasnaya, organised with a flourish in which the convicts from all over Russia sing their way to victory with songs about longing, war, love and forgiveness.
TANNHÄUSER UND DER SÄNGERKRIEG AUF WARTBURG is a grand opera by Richard Wagner in three acts. After experiencing boundless sensuality and freedom with the fun-loving Venus (soprano), the singer Tannhäuser (Tenor) finds it impossible to conform to the cultured setting of his betrothed Elizabeth (soprano), who loves him. During a singing contest, Tannhäuser describes the affair with Venus as the ultimate love experience and because of that, he is cast out from the established society. Thanks to Elizabeth's intervention, he is allowed to undertake a pilgrimage to the Pope to ask for the Holy Father's pardon. If the Pope accepts to forgive him, he would be allowed to take back his place in society. Tannhäuser accepts. But fate will not allow him to meet with his beloved Elizabeth again in this life. This is a recording of the legendary staging by Götz Friedrich for the 1978 Bayreuth Festival conducted by Sir Colin Davis.
Copycat Singers is a musical gameshow broadcast by TV3 Sweden since November 20, 2011. Each episode features a well-known Swedish singer, and five copycats. The first season features Lasse Berghagen, Pernilla Wahlgren, Nanne Grönvall, Markoolio, Tommy Nilsson, Caroline af Ugglas, Christer Sandelin and Shirley Clamp.
Competitors are given elaborate masks to wear in order to conceal their identity, thus removing factors such as popularity, career and age that could lead to prejudiced voting. In the first round, a pair of competitors sing the same song, while in the second and third rounds they each sing a solo song. After the First Generation, the winner of the Third Round goes on to challenge the Mask King, and is either eliminated or replaces the previous Mask King through live voting. The identities of the singers are not revealed unless they have been eliminated.