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  • Short Summary

    Indochinese labourers' music and entertainment.

  • Description

    Oriental Jazz Band. Southeast Asia.

    Title frame: Oriental Jazz Band. Indo-Chinese Labourers entertain their friends with a native show. Very very cool. Pan across musicians; seated on ground; playing a variety of Asian instruments -- a few stringed instruments with bow; guy plucking another primitive string inst. another man tapping a little cup with a stick. CU man playing small flute; and next to him one of the men with the long stick with strings on it -- he plays the strings with his fingers; to control the pitch; while rubbing a bow on the strings below -- guy wears French cap. GV from farther back; Man with scary nightmare mask standing in centre; musicians seated behind on ground; as are spectators. Another masked actor does a somersault; they turn & face each other again -- seems like battle will ensue. Back to CU of musicians; this time the man tapping a string with a stick; and on left; tiny cup percussion instrument

    Art; culture; creativity; theatre. Entertainment; music.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:43:00 / 01:05:36:00
    ON 116 J

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