Ivry in Africa: rare video unearthed

Ivry in Africa: rare video unearthed


norman lebrecht

December 01, 2013

One of the French networks has retrieved extraordinary video of our friend,  the great violinist Ivry Gitlis, on an ethnomusical exhchange with tribal musicians in the heart of Africa. Enjoy.

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  • Rosana Martins says:

    Great Ivry!!! He knows no frontiers in music making!

  • Michael Schaffer says:

    I don’t see much of an exchange going on here, let alone an ethnomusical one. Just him showing up with his camera team and reducing the surprised and bewildered locals to extras, a background cast for this fashionable “look how I am bridging the cultures on TV” exercise.

  • Elizabeth says:

    TRIBAL… musicians? …seriously?