The Other Side of ChinaThrough the ages, music has been a means for people to express themselves during work, spiritual worship, celebrations and ceremonies.Today, the traditional music and singing styles have survived mostly only in small communities in remote regions. CD release by Andrej Kocan
And here my first movie on a Macedonian bagpiper, this one living on Slovenia. It entered an official selection at the Ethnographic film festival Kratovo, Macedonia. On a roadtrip to the festival I found another bagpiper living in his native environment and together these two movies tell a bigger story.
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In a remote village in Macedonia lives a bagpiper who is still keeping the tradition alive. His spirit is high, although his music is rarely heard these days. He speaks about how it used to be and plays a couple of old local songs.
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“Želim dati glas ljudem, ki so pogosto spregledani, njihov način življenja in življenjski prostor pa potisnjen na rob. Mogoče se s tem vsaj za kratek čas zavemo, da nismo sami tukaj in da s svojimi dejanji uničujemo dragocene kulture, ki nam imajo marsikaj povedati. ”
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Filmed in China, mostly minorities of Yunnan and their music, with additional improvisation on guqin and Kazakh songs recorded in Shanghai. It is a part of experimental work of exploring traditional musics of the world and trying to bring it to the general audiences in the authentic form, with very little electronic manipulation and making a documentary without the traditional story and commentaries.