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Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by artofcp on 19 May 2009 3:44am
 
Does anyone know how to find out what the music was during the opening scene of the Djenne segment on the DVD?
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by bIG bLOGGER on 19 May 2009 4:24pm
 
Does anyone know how to find Wagner's Ring?
Maybe,is it worth trying to get in touch with any surviving descendants of the Niebelungs?
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by artofcp on 20 May 2009 1:57am
 
Judging from the BBC website's information, it may be easier to find descendants of the Niebelungs. But you never know who may know what about music out there, sometimes spitting in the wind brings surprising results!
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by bIG bLOGGER on 20 May 2009 12:29pm
 
artofcp: *sometimes spitting in the wind brings surprising results!*

--Too true! Depending on the wind's strength and direction,you could end up with spittle on your (nicely-polished) shoes!

Re your question: all I know is that Djenne is a commercial centre and market-trading town in the Niger delta in southern Mali,in the southern Sahara desert. The town dates from 500AD.

The music to accompagny "Sahara" was chosen from native tribes' music by Elizabeth Parker,and was only meant to be background music so the viewer's attention was not drawn away from the commentary.
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by artofcp on 21 May 2009 2:38am
 
Thank you, bIG bLOGGER, for the information. You see, someone did know more than I could find out! That's my spit with the answer wrapped around it. My spitting is usually very fruitful -- and my shoes are never polished. They are full of mud, sand, and grit of life. I treasure it like a dog treasures his paws.

I was so entranced by the music when I was watching the episode that I wrote down exactly where it began. Perhaps, since you are so knowledgeable, you know how to contact Elizabeth Parker for more insight. Now I can go on a search for Mali music and see where that takes me.

I haven't finished the whole "Sahara" series yet, but I am enjoying it immensely. Commentary, visuals, music, the whole experience.

Cathleen
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by johnnythemonkey on 21 May 2009 8:05am
 
If you want any info on any subject, bIG bLOGGER is the woman to ask, seemingly she has something called Wikipedia.
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by bIG bLOGGER on 21 May 2009 4:08pm
 
artofcp/Cathleen: I'm glad to hear you have been enjoying DVD of "Sahara". There IS some contact info on the web about Elizabeth Parker who is a classically-trained musician/composer and has worked for 18 years in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. She has composed several theme tunes and background music to BBC productions.

For her e-mail address and telephone number,look under:

http://www.elizabeth-parker.co.uk/contact.html
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by artofcp on 21 May 2009 6:56pm
 
johnnythemonkey and bIG bLOGGER, thank you for the information. I didn't check Wikipedia for Elizabeth Parker, admittedly. For some reason, I have a blind spot about Wikipedia.

What is lovely is that bIG bLOGGER so kindly provided the details. That's worth quite a lot in my eyes.

In kindness,
Cathleen
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by johnnythemonkey on 22 May 2009 12:00am
 
bIG bLOGGER looked herself up on Wikipedia and it told her she was a man called Peter !
 
Re: Music in Djenne from "Sahara" by peripatetically on 22 May 2009 12:10am
 
No, me neither. I'm not a fan of Wikipedia, because it's supposed to be a reference site, but anybody can add to it whether they know what they are talking about or not.
 
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