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Produced by 

Duncan Bridgeman & Jamie Catto.

 

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World music, world travel, and worldly wisdom form the unified whole of the ambitiously bohemian DVD 1 Giant Leap

 

 

 

Creators Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto cast themselves as globetrotting ambassadors of goodwill and good music, and they prove better as musical explorers than as filmmakers. 

The result is a flowing, loose-knit tapestry of imagery, interviews, and diverse performances. 

 

Gathering material from 25 countries and dozens of famous and not-so-famous musicians, authors, celebrities, spiritualists, philosophers, and unique individuals from nearly every cultural background, this enveloping DVD is best enjoyed as a soothing audiovisual odyssey (select "loop mode" for continuous play!).

 

Assembling this cornucopia by theme (Time, Inspiration, Sex, God, Death, etc.), Bridgeman and Catto function as co-composers with an astonishing array of collaborators, giving 1 Giant Leap its richly international (and some might say inter-spiritual) identity. The result is a far-reaching glimpse of our world through the eyes of those who improve it by their musical presence.

  --Jeff Shannon

Tracklisting

The DVD features 11 chapters: 

01. Dunya Salaam.................................. feat. Baaba Maal (2.55) Time (u.a. Dennis Hopper, Brian Eno, Eddie Reader, Mahotella Queens) 
02. My Culture ........... (lyrics)................. feat. Robbie Williams & Maxi Jazz (5.39) Masks (u.a. Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ram Dass, Lynne Franks) 
03. The way you dream.......(lyrics).......... feat. Michael Stipe & Asha Bhosle (8.20) Money (u.a. Grant Lee Phillips, Anita Roddick, Michael Franti) 
04. Ma' Africa......................................... feat. The Mahotella Queens & Ulali (4.48) Confrontation (u.a. Michael Franti, Penny Shaw, Soweto String Quartet) 
05. Braided Hair ........ (lyrics)................. feat. Speech & Neneh Cherry (4.03) God/Faith (u.a. Whirimako Black, Baaba Maal, The Improbable Theatre)
06. Ta Moko........................................... feat. Whirimako Black (5.09) God/Blasphemy (u.a. Baaba Maal, Dave Randall) 
07. Bushes............................................ feat. Baaba Maal (6.34) God/Unity (u.a. Michael Stipe, Dennis Hopper, Tim Booth)
08. Passion .......... (lyrics)..................... feat. Michael Franti (5.46) Inspiration (u.a. Baaba Maal, Ulali, Ram Daas, Maxi Jazz) 
09. Daphne ........ (lyrics)....................... feat. Eddi Reader, The Mahotella Queens  Sex (u.a. Eddie Reader, Tim Booth, Sharon Mitchell)
& Revetti Sakalar (7.03) Death (u.a. Mahotella Queens, Dennis Hopper, Tom Robbins) 
10. All alone (On Eilean Shona)...(lyrics)... feat. Duncan Bridgeman (7.50) Happy (u.a. K. Vonnegut, T. Robbins, Jamie & Mustapha Tettey Addy Drummers
11. Racing away ....(lyrics)...................... feat. Grant Lee Phillips & Horace Andy (5.59)
12. Ghosts............................................. feat. Eddi Reader (6.36)

more DVD Features:

  • Two music videos: "My Culture" (feat. Robbie Williams and Maxi Jazz) and "Braided Hair" (feat. Neneh Cherry and Speech from Arrested Development)

  • 5.1 Digital Suddound Sound

  • Loop mode (plays all the album tracks in a continuous loop)

  • Jukebox mode (program a playlist of up to 9 chapters)

  • Explore mode, including making-of material

  • 42-page booklet

  • Full-screen format

 

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dvd tracks (length), vocals in detail >> click here

Recording:

" We recorded the music on an Apple G3 400 Powerbook using Logic, and also carried about 4 or five mikes, two stands, battery belts to power the laptop an a little customized (12 volt) mixing desk for 6 hours at a time in the desert, jungle, mountains or anywhere where there was no electricity.

In case you're interested, we also cut the film on the same computers with Final Cut Pro for editing and logging the footage."

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detailed tech info here: Have Laptop, Will Travel: 1 Giant Leap's Portable Studio Setup

 

  

 

 

MAPS

The maps refer to the dvd-versions of the songs

 

Daphne

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Ta Moko

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The way you dream

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Ghosts

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If you go

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Passion

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Braided Hair

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My Culture

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Time

Song: Daphne

vocals

Eddi Reader

London

Mahotella Queens,

Pops Mohamed

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Revetti Sakalkar

Varanasi, India

Yeye

Kokrobite, Ghana

percussion

Pops Mohammed,

Richard Carter

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Bahman Mobayen, Ahmed Mohammed, Abdullah Chhady

Turkey

Oud

Robbin Jeffrey

UK

Flute

Ronu Majumdar

Mumbai, India

Nyatiti

Ayub Ogada

Kenya, Africa

Indin Classical guitar

Sanjay Kumar Verma

Varanasi, India

Speakers

Stuart Brand

San Francisco, USA

Rabbi Kantor

Bangkok, Thailand

Brian Eno

London, UK

Zebulon Dread

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Jerry Sadowitz

London, UK

Kurt Vonnegut

New York, USA

Baaba Maal

Dakar, Senegal

Dennis Hopper

L.A., USA

Masks and Roles

Song: Masks

Vocals

Linton Kwesi Johnson

London UK

Revetti Sakalkar

Varanasi, India

Conga

Basu

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Indian Classical guitar

Sanjay Kumar Verma

Varanasi, India

Dancers

Bana Cissoko and Family

Dakar, Senegal

Speakers

Ram Dass

San Francisco, USA

Anees Jung

New Delhi, India

Dennis Hopper

L.A., USA

Lynne Franks

London, UK

Mohammed Zulkiti

Bankok, Thailand

Dr Rewati Sakalkar

Varanasi, India

Money

Song: Racing Away (dvd version)

The extra mile

Vocals

Kaolin Thompson

Capetown, S. Africa

Grant Lee Philips

L.A., USA

Kong

Luang Padit Thairoh School

Bangkok, Thailand

Marimba, Djembe, Talking drum

Frank Byng

London, UK

Trumpet

Eddie Quansah

Sydney, Australia

Varanasi Fire drummers

Varanasi, India

Speakers

Anita Roddick

London, UK

George Nuku

Auckland, New Zealand

Michael Franti

San Francisco, USA

Zebulon Dread

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Fred Reid

Sydney, Australia

Tom Robbins

Seattle, USA

   

 

Confrontation

Song: Fuss & Fight

Innocente

Poem

Michael Franti

San Francisco, USA

Jiggs

Soweto, S. Africa

Rap

Spencer Love

Atlanta, USA

Haka

Tehamua Nikora

Auckland, New Zealand

Vocal

Penny Shaw

Melbourne, Australia

Harp

Kirsten Olivier

Capetown, S. Africa

Strings

Soweto String quartet

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Tabla

Kishore Kumar Mishra

Varanasi, India

Sarangi

Santosh Kumar Mishra

Varanasi, India

Electric sitar

Paco

Tapovan, France

Clarinet

Carol Robinson

Paris, France

Percussion

Smart and friends

Accra, Thana

Theramin

Frank Byng

London, UK

Tombak

Bahman Mobayen

Turkey

Oud

Robin Jeffrey

UK

Speakers

Fred Reid

Sydney, Australia

David Oldfied, On Nation party

Sydney, Australia

George Nuku

Auckland, New Zealand

God/Faith

Song: Ta Moko

Vocals

Whirimako Black

Auckland, New Zealand

Duduk

Levon Minassien

Marseilles, France

Flute

Ronu Majumdar

Mumbai, India

Darbooka

Bahman Mobayen

Turkey

Elctric violin

Brendan Jury

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Puppet

Sunny c/o The Improbably Theatre

 

Song Dunya Salaam

Vocals

Baaba Maal

Dakar, Senegal

Electric mandolin

U. Srinivas

Bangalore, India

Keyboards

duncan

 

God/Blasphemy

Song: Bushes

Vocals

Baaba Maal

Dakar, Senegal

Conga

Richard Carter

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Electric guitar

Dave Dandall

London, UK

Keyboards, Programming

Duncan

 

God/Unity

Song: The way you dream (dvd version)

Vocals

Asha Bhosle

Jaipur, India

Michael Stipe

Athens Georgia, USA

Tim Booth

Brighton, UK

Putorino

James Webster

Auckland, New Zealand

Electric guitar

Dave Randall

London, UK

Kora

Pops Mohamed

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Acoustic guitar, bass, keybords, pgrm

duncan

 

speakers

Jerry Sadowitz

London, UK

Linesh Shesh

Mumbai, India

Tom Robbins

Seatlle, USA

Gabrielle Roth

New York, Usa

Dennis Hopper

L.A., USA

Speech

Atlanta, USA

Hilda Buthelezi

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Rabbi Kantor

Bangkok, Thailand

Elders of the Tachi reservation

USA

Prabir

Calcutta, India

Baaba Maal

Dakar, Senegal

 

Inspiration

Song: This is what comes through to us

Vocals

Tanya Carosvska

Macedonia

Baaba Maal

Dakar, Senegal

African Show boys

Accra, Ghana

Ulali

USA

Percussion

Mustapha Tettey Addy drummers

Kokrobite, Ghana

Richard Carter

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Nyatiti

Ayub Ogada

Kenya, Africa

Dancers

Bana Cissoko and Family

Dakar, Senegal

Speakers

TO Jazz

Accra, Ghana

Kaolin Thompson

Capetown, S. Africa

Ram Dass

San Francisco, USA

Baaba Maal

Dakar, Senegal

Maxi Jazz

London, UK

Kurt Vonnegut

New York, USA

Dennis Hopper

L.A., USA

Tom Robbins

Seattle, USA

George Nuku

Auckland, New Zealand

Sex

Song: Ghosts

Vocals

Eddie Reader

London, UK

Lyrics

Tim Booth

Brighton, UK

Keyboards, programming

Duncan

 

Speakers

Sharon Mitchell

L.A., USA

Symbolic cars

Beverly Hills, USA

Patravadi Mejudhon

Bangkok, Thailand

Cosi Fabian

San Francisco, USA

 

Death

Song: If you go

Vocals

Duncan, the Mahotella Queens

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Bongos

Richard Carter

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Doudouk

Levon Minassien

Marseilles, France

Sepewera

Aaron Bebe

Accra, Ghana

Kong

Luang Padit Thairoh School

Bangkok, Thailand

Indian classical guitar

Sanjay Kumar Verma

Varanasi, India

Speakers

Dennis Hopper

L.A., USA

Tom Robbins

Seattle, USA

Kid Sithole, Pops Mohamed

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Fred Reid

Sydney, Australia

Davina McCall

London, UK

Ram Dass

San Francisco, USA

Nicholas Ellenbogen

Capetown, S. Africa

Dr Rewati Sakalkar

Varanasi, India

 

Happy

Song: Passion

Vocals

Jamie, Mustapha Tettey Addy drummers,

Kokrobite, Ghana

vocalists from Kayelitcha

Capetown, S. Africa

Baligashma Xylophone group, street kids, kings tomb singers

Kamplala, Uganda

Yadav Bablu and party

Varanasi, India

Drums

The drummers of the world

 

Marimba

Aaron Bebe

Accra, Ghana

Electric guitar

Nigel Butler

London, UK

Speakers

Gabrielle Roth

New York, USA

Tom Robbins

Seattle, USA

Elders of the Tachi reservation

USA

Kurt Vonnegut

New York, USA

Song: Braided Hair

Vocals

Speech

Atlanta, USA

Ulali

USA

Additional vocals

Neneh Cherry

London, UK

Esraj

Kishore Kumar Mishra

Varanasi, India

Karteel

The Jewel

Pushkar, India

Bongo

Richard Carter

Johannesburg, S. Africa

Song: My Culture

Vocals

Maxi Jazz

London, UK

Robbie Williams

London, UK

Guitar

Dave Randall

London, UK

Acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, pgrm

duncan

 

Speakers

George Nuku

Auckland, New Zealand

Kurt Vonnegut

New York, USA

Dennis Hopper

L.A., USA

Johny Clegg

Johannesburg, S. Africa