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Title La Paloma / Director: Faltin, Sigrid
Published Australia : ABC, 2008
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Summary No other piece of music has ever been interpreted, arranged or released as often as La Paloma. From Richard Tauber to Pavarotti, from Elvis Presley to Dean Martin, from Mariachi to Sinti, La Paloma is the grande dame of pop music. But her soul, her melody, has always retained its spirit.La Paloma was born in the 1860s as a Cuban Habanera, composed by the Basque Sebastian Iradier. His simple love song took off on a flight around the world and became an immediate hit in Mexico.As a marching song, La Paloma arrived in Europe and came of age. To her melody, children in Auschwitz filed into the gas chambers, whilst Hans Albers' alcohol-driven version was outlawed by the Nazis. In Romania she consoled those longing for peace and their loved ones during their deportation to Siberia.Elvis Presley performed the tune in the feature film, Blue Hawaii, in 1961, immediately conquering the charts and placing her at the height of her career. Today, it seems she has become old and dusty, but she is a master of survival. The Mexican star Eugenia Leon is breathing new life into La Paloma as a powerful protest song against the war in Iraq and the US, celebrating a glamorous comeback.PRODUCTION DETAILS: Producers: Sigrid Faltin for White Pepper, Cedric Bonin for Seppia, and Pascaline Geoffroy. Director: Sigrid Faltin. First Hand Films
Event Broadcast 2011-09-28 at 02:05:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Popular music -- Analysis, appreciation.
Popular music -- Influence.
Songs, Spanish.
Yradier, Sebastia?n, 1809-1865.
Form Streaming video
Author Faltin, Sigrid, director