Discussing Chinese music with Dr. Herbert Zipper.
Studs Terkel discusses the Chicago Children's Choir with the director and founder, Christopher Moore. They discuss the following: how to produce the sound; training units; patience; age spread; sing-a-long; child vs. adult projects; and various types of heritage music that makes up their repertoire. The following musical excerpts are presented: "Dark Winter Days"; "Angels and Shepherds"; "Illinois"; and "Go Tell It on the Mountain".
Studs Terkel discussing Ukranian music with Oleh Saciuk. Includes instrumental music excerpts.
Woods discusses her book, her career, harp music, and her upcoming first album, "The Harp of Brandiswhiere: A Suite for Celtic Harp." Woods plays a number of songs during the interview, including traditional songs like "The Ash Grove," "Wild Mountain Thyme," "Brian Baru's March," "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring." She also plays some material from "The Harp of Brandiswhiere: A Suite for Celtic Harp," including "The Forest March." Timestamps for songs played in the interview are as follows: 00:00:55-00:02:28 "O'Carolan's Concierto" 00:06:53-00:09:11 excerpt from "The Harp of Brandiswhiere" 00:
Studs Terkel continues to interview actress and singer Eartha Kitt. Part 2 of the interview begins with the song "Üsküdara", and ends with "Mountain High, Valley Low", both sung by Kitt. Kitt discusses the following; her career; her desire to entertain; her autobiography, "Thursday's Child"; her mothers death; the art of interacting with the audience; the femme fatale; her time with the Katherine Dunham Dancers; and her portrayl of Helen of Troy.
Studs Terkel interviews actress and singer Eartha Kitt. The program begins with a musical selections sung by Kitt, "C'est Si Bon". Kitt discusses the following; her career; how the songs she sings are interpreted and preferred by people of different nationalities; what led her to be an international star; her childhood; her meeting with Albert Einstein;
Studs Terkel and Billy Taylor discuss the book "Jazz Piano: History and Development". They discuss jazz musicians and the history of jazz music. Includes excerpts of drums, piano, and orchestra playing in the background.
Studs Terkel reintroduces this 1958 broadcast with Jacques Tati in a 1992 rebroadcast. At 39:06, Terkel includes a musical epilogue to the conversation with Jacques Tati with French children's songs such as "Cadet Rousselle". Tati discusses his films "Mr. Hulot's Holiday" and" Mon Oncle" and his emphasis as writer, director, actor, and producer to maintain a naturalness. He doesn't want lights, cameras or action to influence the actors. Naturalness will respect independence and keeping it simple and real will create pride and invite people in.
Interviewing Derek Bell and Kevin Conneff two members of the Chieftains musical group specializing in Irish folk music.
Discussing African drums, African music, and John Chernoff's book "African Rhythm and African Sensibility" with John Chernoff and Eric Rucker. Includes John Chernoff and Eric Rucker playing the drums. Includes an earlier interview clip of two drummers battling from the island of Silan.
Mazatl Galindo and Alejandro Galindo discuss traditional and folk music from South and Central America. Includes Chilean folk song "If We Are Americans;" a flute song for the harvest celebration; the song "Jacinto Cenobio;" song ["Winos Poinas"]; a Mexican flute song; the song "La Fiesta De San Benito;" the song "La Pulque;" and the song "El Condor Pasa."