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Polka

Alternative title
Polka: Roots of Conjunto Accoridion Playing in South Texas
Synopsis
Compares the accordion music of Chicano immigrants in southern Texas with the traditional music of accordion players in Austria. Without making any final judgements on the roots of ‘conjunto’ music of the Chicanos, the film reveals the different claims to ethnic identity. Interestingly, Chicanos in Mexico and Texas and the Austrians comment upon each others’ way of playing the polka.
Language
English
Country
Netherlands
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Hire (RAI Film & Video Library)
Sale (RAI); 2000 hire: £15.00 (+VAT +p&p) 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
Undergraduates. *RAI
Subjects
Anthropology; Music
Keywords
Austria; dance history; Mexico; musical instruments; Texas

Credits

Director
Maarten Rens; Robert Boozajer Flaes

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.
Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
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Ipswich
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