The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya is an award winning film that follows the journey of two traditional musicians from the hills of Virginia to the mountains of rural Nepal. They explore the extraordinary similarities between the Appalachian music that is now known as Bluegrass and Old Time and the Nepali Himalayan folk music and culture, particularly focused on the traditional musicians of the Gandharba caste. The film, shot in both Nepal and Virginia, has fascinating interviews, scenes, and music with influential musicians who have grown up in the mountain music cultures. It weaves an enlightening and touching story of the evolution and realities of the musics and the culture and the people who live it.
NTSC region 1, 4x3, 57 minutes.