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Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

$75.00 (includes public performance rights)

When you hear the phrase "Native American music" you may not think of tubas, trumpets and Sousa marches. Yet this rich musical tradition has been a part of Native American culture for over one hundred years. Combining profiles of contemporary bands with fresh historical research, Sousa on the Rez: Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum is a half-hour documentary that offers viewers an unexpected and engaging picture of this little-known Native music scene. The documentary challenges viewers to expand their definition of Native American music and broadens their understanding of contemporary Indian life.

Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion Guide; Educational Guide; PBS Learning Media
Program Length: 27 minutes
Director: Cathleen O'Connell
Producers: Cathleen O'Connell, Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)
Narrator: Richard Ray Whitman (Yuchi)
Production Company: Desert Penguin Pictures
Format: DVD
The Website for Sousa on the Rez
Public Broadcast Release: January 2013

Closed Captioning Included

Tags: Youth, Music, Marching Band, Contemporary

Product ID: SOTR-12-H

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