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Omnibus: African Sanctus

on BBC One London

Tonight's programme is the story of a remarkable journey made by the composer/explorer David Fanshawe
That journey inspired a unique composition - energetic and exuberant, like the composer himself - a setting of the Latin Mass incorporating actual ' field ' recordings discovered as Fanshawe hitch-hiked with a tape-recorder 2,000 miles from the Mediterranean down to Lake Victoria and Mount Kenya, and from the mountains of West Sudan right across to the coast of the Red Sea.
The film retraces the places he visited and the people he met-an enormously colourful range, from belly-dancers in Cairo to Masai warriors, and shows how these impressions sparked off the creative imagination of a young Englishman as he travelled through a modern Africa that is changing constantly.
Film cameraman PETER BARTLETT Editor DAVE KING
Executive producer MIKE WOOLLM Producer HERBERT CHAPPELL


David Fanshawe
Lake Victoria
Red Sea.
Peter Bartlett
Dave King
Mike Woollm
Herbert Chappell

BBC One London

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