DEBEN BATTACHARYA / MUSIC ACCORDING TO DEBEN BATTACHARYA


deben-dvdDeben Bhattacharya spent his life on the road recording music in dozens of countries. By the mid- 80s, he had more than 500 hours of field recordings, had directed 23 films, and had published 15 books. This film focuses on his return to Bangladesh, his country of origin. As a continual back-and-forth between memories and reality, north and south, and anecdotes and history, the man s extraordinary path gradually reveals itself. The bonus film Raga, with an introduction by Yehudi Menuhin, depicts what the raga represents in Indian musical tradition. A film by Stephane Jourdain.

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