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In the 1960s, a small indie label would conquer American music. With artists like the Doors, Love, Tim Buckley, the Incredible String Band and the Stooges, Elektra Records was consistently on the cutting edge.

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In the 1960s, a small indie label would conquer American music. With artists like the Doors, Love, Tim Buckley, the Incredible String Band and the Stooges, Elektra Records was consistently on the cutting edge.

April 5th 1968, the morning after one of the most catastrophic moments in American history - the assassination of Martin Luther King. America's inner cities had begun to implode and in Boston there is a fragile peace.

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April 5th 1968, the morning after one of the most catastrophic moments in American history - the assassination of Martin Luther King. America's inner cities had begun to implode and in Boston there is a fragile peace.

Including Elton John, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, Steppenwolf, the Jam and Blondie.

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Including Elton John, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, Steppenwolf, the Jam and Blondie.

Jo Brand narrates a profile which celebrates the life and times of the BBC's first flagship live music programme, The Old Grey Whistle Test, which ran from 1971 to 1987.

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Jo Brand narrates a profile which celebrates the life and times of the BBC's first flagship live music programme, The Old Grey Whistle Test, which ran from 1971 to 1987.

Simon Schama explores how the romantics created the secular cult of national belonging in their poetry, music and art, with enormous consequences for the modern world.

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Simon Schama explores how the romantics created the secular cult of national belonging in their poetry, music and art, with enormous consequences for the modern world.

A celebration of the songs of Nick Drake, the concert features the original orchestrations of Nick's friend, the late Robert Kirby. It includes a house band anchored by Danny Thompson, the legendary bassist who played on Drake's first two albums.

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A celebration of the songs of Nick Drake, the concert features the original orchestrations of Nick's friend, the late Robert Kirby. It includes a house band anchored by Danny Thompson, the legendary bassist who played on Drake's first two albums.

In the 1970s, America was one nation under a groove as an irresistible new style of music took hold of the country - funk. The music burst out of the black community at a time of self-discovery, struggle and social change.

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In the 1970s, America was one nation under a groove as an irresistible new style of music took hold of the country - funk. The music burst out of the black community at a time of self-discovery, struggle and social change.

Documentary in which director and DJ Don Letts looks at a very particular and very provocative British subculture - skinhead. He explores how skinhead has become associated with street fighting, trouble on the football terraces and violent racism in the public consciousness in Britain and around the world, but reveals that its origins lie in a cultural coming together that could not be further from its tarnished image.

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Documentary in which director and DJ Don Letts looks at a very particular and very provocative British subculture - skinhead. He explores how skinhead has become associated with street fighting, trouble on the football terraces and violent racism in the public consciousness in Britain and around the world, but reveals that its origins lie in a cultural coming together that could not be further from its tarnished image.

In a country where the Taliban outlawed music, Afghan Star is a small but significant unifying force for the country's diverse ethnic groups; as the programme's presenter Daod Sediqi says, 'the aim is to take the people's hand from weapons to music'.

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In a country where the Taliban outlawed music, Afghan Star is a small but significant unifying force for the country's diverse ethnic groups; as the programme's presenter Daod Sediqi says, 'the aim is to take the people's hand from weapons to music'.

Albert Maysles' documentary chronicles Paul McCartney's poignant and cathartic experiences in New York in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Albert Maysles' documentary chronicles Paul McCartney's poignant and cathartic experiences in New York in the aftermath of 9/11.

The story of a Mumbai slum school choir who perform a concert at the city's prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts.

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The story of a Mumbai slum school choir who perform a concert at the city's prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UK chart, from the vaults of the BBC archive comes a selection of hits that attained the toppermost of the poppermost prize and made it to number 1 in the hit parade.

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UK chart, from the vaults of the BBC archive comes a selection of hits that attained the toppermost of the poppermost prize and made it to number 1 in the hit parade.

Reporter Evan Williams and director Marcel Mettelsiefen meet the extraordinary young dancers and musicians at Iraq\'s only music and ballet school, who are battling to keep their art alive against the rising tide of sectarian violence in Baghdad.

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Reporter Evan Williams and director Marcel Mettelsiefen meet the extraordinary young dancers and musicians at Iraq\'s only music and ballet school, who are battling to keep their art alive against the rising tide of sectarian violence in Baghdad.

Marcel Theroux explores the extraordinary world of China's music stars, inspired by hip-hop, punk and K-pop but working under increasing censorship and a deeply authoritarian government

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Marcel Theroux explores the extraordinary world of China's music stars, inspired by hip-hop, punk and K-pop but working under increasing censorship and a deeply authoritarian government

This is the definitive and fully-authorised documentary of the highs and lows of the UK's most inspired and dissolute independent record label - Creation Records.

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This is the definitive and fully-authorised documentary of the highs and lows of the UK's most inspired and dissolute independent record label - Creation Records.

Documentary series charting the evolution of pop from Tin Pan Alley to today's billion-dollar industry.It begins by tracing the roots of pop in the meeting of two cultures: Jewish and African-American.

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Documentary series charting the evolution of pop from Tin Pan Alley to today's billion-dollar industry.It begins by tracing the roots of pop in the meeting of two cultures: Jewish and African-American.

Marvin Gaye is one of the great and enduring figures of soul music, but his life was one of sexual confusion, bittersweet success and ultimately death by the hand of his own father.

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Marvin Gaye is one of the great and enduring figures of soul music, but his life was one of sexual confusion, bittersweet success and ultimately death by the hand of his own father.

Between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape the confines of the three-minute pop single and express themselves as never before across the expanded artistic canvas of the album.

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Between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape the confines of the three-minute pop single and express themselves as never before across the expanded artistic canvas of the album.

The cliché of classic rock guitar is one of riffs, solos and noise. But write a list of great guitarists and their finest moments and a quieter, more intense playing comes to the fore. The acoustic guitar is the secret weapon in the armoury of the guitar hero, when paradoxically they get more attention.

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The cliché of classic rock guitar is one of riffs, solos and noise. But write a list of great guitarists and their finest moments and a quieter, more intense playing comes to the fore. The acoustic guitar is the secret weapon in the armoury of the guitar hero, when paradoxically they get more attention.

Documentary telling the remarkable life story of Senegal's most renowned singer/composer, Youssou N'Dour. He found international fame with the song 7 Seconds, but he became the voice of Africa through the emotional power of his songs followed by a dangerous move into politics.

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Documentary telling the remarkable life story of Senegal's most renowned singer/composer, Youssou N'Dour. He found international fame with the song 7 Seconds, but he became the voice of Africa through the emotional power of his songs followed by a dangerous move into politics.

Lingala, French. Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. "Benda Bilili" - in English "See Beyond", is the name of this Kinshasa band which has acquired a global following. Chances of success were slim at first for these homeless handicapped artists who struggled to survive on the streets of their dilapidated capital. "Benda Bilili" is not a music film, it's the story of a dream that became reality. And a plunge into the streets of Kinshasa without a safety net.

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Lingala, French. Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. "Benda Bilili" - in English "See Beyond", is the name of this Kinshasa band which has acquired a global following. Chances of success were slim at first for these homeless handicapped artists who struggled to survive on the streets of their dilapidated capital. "Benda Bilili" is not a music film, it's the story of a dream that became reality. And a plunge into the streets of Kinshasa without a safety net.

  • Devdas

  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali , 2002

Hindi, Urdu, Bengali: After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

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Hindi, Urdu, Bengali: After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

Flemish | Italian | French | Dutch. The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

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Flemish | Italian | French | Dutch. The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

A bittersweet romance forms between a talented singer and a trumpet player during the height of the Goan music scene of the 1960s and 70s.

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A bittersweet romance forms between a talented singer and a trumpet player during the height of the Goan music scene of the 1960s and 70s.

  • Once

  • John Carney , 2006

English, Czech. A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

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English, Czech. A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.