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drumline/zulu

Post by david johnson » Fri May 12, 2006 7:46 am

near the end of 'drumline', the morris brown college band plays a note/chord sequence behind a singer that sounds like the chant the zulus used when surrounding the british in the 60's movie 'zulu'

anyone know if it's the same tune...title, african lyric?

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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri May 12, 2006 11:40 am

david johnson wrote:near the end of 'drumline', the morris brown college band plays a note/chord sequence behind a singer that sounds like the chant the zulus used when surrounding the british in the 60's movie 'zulu'

anyone know if it's the same tune...title, african lyric?

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David, what is Drumline?
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Post by jbuck919 » Fri May 12, 2006 11:55 am

All I can contribute is that a student at my school and his mother want to start a drumline next year. Do please remember that I am supposed to be the music teacher next year. I had no idea what a drumline was until they brought it up. Come to think of it, I still haven't the slightest idea what a drumline is. So I told these folks they were on their own, which seems fine with them, until the first time the adminsitration expects me to do something with it.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri May 12, 2006 11:56 am

jbuck919 wrote:All I can contribute is that a student at my school and his mother want to start a drumline next year. Do please remember that I am supposed to be the music teacher next year. I had no idea what a drumline was until they brought it up. Come to think of it, I still haven't the slightest idea what a drumline is. So I told these folks they were on their own, which seems fine with them, until the first time the adminsitration expects me to do something with it.
Well, er, ah, don't be shy. What is it?
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Re: drumline/zulu

Post by david johnson » Fri May 12, 2006 2:31 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
david johnson wrote:near the end of 'drumline', the morris brown college band plays a note/chord sequence behind a singer that sounds like the chant the zulus used when surrounding the british in the 60's movie 'zulu'

anyone know if it's the same tune...title, african lyric?

dj
David, what is Drumline?
Corlyss:

oops. i thought some here would have seen it.
it's a movie about percussion sections in black, showstyle college bands.

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Re: drumline/zulu

Post by jbuck919 » Fri May 12, 2006 2:43 pm

david johnson wrote: oops. i thought some here would have seen it.
it's a movie about percussion sections in black, showstyle college bands.
Oh. Now I'm looking forward to it even more.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri May 12, 2006 2:45 pm

david johnson wrote: Corlyss:

oops. i thought some here would have seen it.
it's a movie about percussion sections in black, showstyle college bands.

link
dj
Thanks. I don't know anything about it, but I watched Zulu many many times a couple of years ago because I enjoyed the native dancing and singing nestled in what is one of the finest docu-dramas ever made.
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Re: drumline/zulu

Post by david johnson » Fri May 12, 2006 2:52 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
david johnson wrote: oops. i thought some here would have seen it.
it's a movie about percussion sections in black, showstyle college bands.
Oh. Now I'm looking forward to it even more.
no doubt 'twill be the new rage re bands in germany!!! :P

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Post by david johnson » Fri May 12, 2006 2:54 pm

Corlyss:

I'm talking the 1964 movie "Zulu" w/Michael Caine. Are we on the same page here?

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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri May 12, 2006 2:57 pm

david johnson wrote:Corlyss:

I'm talking the 1964 movie "Zulu" w/Michael Caine. Are we on the same page here?

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Yup. That's the one. I think it was a much better vehicle than the interminable Shaka Zulu.
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Post by jbuck919 » Fri May 12, 2006 5:15 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
david johnson wrote:Corlyss:

I'm talking the 1964 movie "Zulu" w/Michael Caine. Are we on the same page here?

dj
Yup. That's the one. I think it was a much better vehicle than the interminable Shaka Zulu.
Michael Caine in his greatest role.

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Post by jack stowaway » Fri May 12, 2006 8:13 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Corlyss_D wrote:
david johnson wrote:Corlyss:

I'm talking the 1964 movie "Zulu" w/Michael Caine. Are we on the same page here?

dj
Yup. That's the one. I think it was a much better vehicle than the interminable Shaka Zulu.
Michael Caine in his greatest role.
I enjoyed Zulu and Caine's performance in it (saw it again just recently) but thought he was even better in 'The Man Who Would Be King', a very underrated movie.

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Post by BWV 1080 » Fri May 12, 2006 11:45 pm

The prequel (of the events at Islahwanda that happened just before Rourke's Drift) Zulu Dawn is a much better movie than Zulu BTW

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat May 13, 2006 3:12 pm

BWV 1080 wrote:The prequel (of the events at Islahwanda that happened just before Rourke's Drift) Zulu Dawn is a much better movie than Zulu BTW
I got a couple of those most excellent Osprey books on both Isandlwana and Rourke's Drift. Few military engagements have been so vividly and excellently described. I usually have a lot of trouble visualizing actual troop movements on those maps traditionally used to record military engagements, but I had no trouble with these. I was particularly keen on the list of men and their fotos and awards from the book on Rourke's Drift - the actor they got to play the calming and highly competent Sargeant Major looked astonishingly like the real man.

Thanks for the tip about Zulu Dawn. I just ordered it.
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