Fanshawe Biographical Films
(as shown on BBC TV and internationally)
For purchase go to www.fanshawemusicstore.com
- African Sanctus
- Arabian Fantasy
- Musical Mariner - A Pacific Journey
- Tropical Beat - Music from the Tropical Belt
Produced and Directed by Herbert Chappell
(BBC Prix Italia nomination 1976. BBC/ CTVC 1995)
Herbert Chappell's highly acclaimed original BBC Film (with Cameraman Peter Bartleet Editor David King)
is the story of a remarkable journey made by the composer and explorer David Fanshawe which inspired his celebrated work African Sanctus. The film retraces his musical steps up the river Nile to the source of the Nile's music. Featuring many of the original musicians he first recorded in 1969, Fanshawe explains the ethos behind his work and the process of composition. On a quest to find his African mentor, The Hippo Man, he ventures forth. The original film African Sanctus was the BBC nomination for the 1976 Prix Italia Prize, nominated for the greatest creative contribution to television.
African Sanctus Revisited
Musical Mariner - A Pacific Journey
Award Winning 2 part series, broadcast on BBC, ABC, PBS Explorer Series and National Geographic Festure 2 hour documentary about David Fanshawe and his work recording traditional Pacific Island Music
Part 1. Papua New Guinea and Tahiti (1 hour)
Copyright Lucky Country Productions
1 hour Musical Documentary (BBC, 1995) - with DAVID FANSHAWE.
"Compelling viewing - a feast for the ears and the eyes, truly educational". Sydney Morning Herald.
Filmed entirely on location between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, (Torres St Islands, Thailand, Laos, Zanazibar, Tanzania, Senegal, Cuba, Fiji)
For further information click here Tropical Beat