Within the framework of Europeana Space a number of hackathons are organised to develop tools for using Europeana content. The Hacking Culture Bootcamp hackathon, held in Amsterdam between May 8 and May 10 this year, focused on creating multiscreen experiences with digitalized historical footage from Europeana. In the hackathon seven teams of participants from different backgrounds created new multiscreen digital tools to engage with cultural heritage. For EUscreenXL we participated with a team of six.
EUscreenXL brings audiovisual heritage collections online. It also researches what actions are needed to improve the conditions for publishing audiovisual heritage online . In this way, we aim to increase the amount of culturally interesting, personally engaging, educational, and possibly even reusable moving image heritage collections for all to see. In order to get a clearer vision on how we can do so, we are looking for your opinions!
Madelaine Bell. Photo source: British Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.
Since it’s inception EUscreenXL has made thousands of videos available on EUscreen.eu. With so much content on our portal, we’ve decided to tackle the challenges of curation and contextualization by regularly creating interesting collections for your enjoyment.
Today, on the occasion of International Jazz Day, we’re proud to present a collection of fun, cool, and captivating videos about jazz music and culture!
These clips feature captivating performances from some of the greatest jazz musicians in history, full concerts from contemporary jazz stars, fascinating interviews, and signs of the influence of jazz across the years; on culture, people and on society. We hope you’ll have fun with this collection about jazz life in Europe!
Feel free to search our collection for plenty more videos about music, or take a look at our previous collections for more EUscreen content; Euroean Celebrations, Women’s Rights in Europe, and European Theatre.
Don’t miss this wonderful performance by Louis Armstrong! (starts at 05:00)
CT/Czech Republic, 1965 [music][11:15]
A fantastic performance by the great Ella Fitzgerald (starts at 00:43)
CT/Czech Republic, 1969 [music][02:24]
Ray Charles on European and American audiences, his new band and Quincy Jones, and on soul music and twist
RTBF/Belgium, 1962 [english w/ french translation][03:07]
Singer and dancer Josephine Baker charming an audience in Prague (performance starts at 00:17)
CT/Czech Republic, 1965 [music][01:23]
|Josephine Baker interview and song
Josephine Baker talks about her origins, racism in the US, her move to Europe and the decision to adopt children. And another performance by the ever amazing “Black Pearl” (starts at 07:50)
RTBF/Belgium, 1962 [interview in french & performance in english][12:30]
Filmed during rehearsals, Claude Nougaro performs his song Quatre boules de cuir (Four balls of leather)
INA/France, 1969 [music][03:56]
|Grencsó Kollektív Kedély
Don’t miss this great concert if you’re a jazz fan! István Grencsó is an important figure of the hungarian farout jazz life. Here he plays with his collective Grencsó Kollektív Kedély at A38 Ship.
NAVA/Hungary, 2005 [music][25:08]
|Możdżer Danielsson Fresco
Możdżer Danielsson Fresco live in concert at the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok. The jazz trio were promoting their third album “Polska”.
NINA/Poland, 2013 [music][01:34:00]
Another fantastic concert. Elemér Balázs on the drums, Kálmán Oláh on the piano and János Egri on the bass play at A38 Ship, the world’s greatest bar according to a 2012 Lonely Planet poll
NAVA/Hungary, 2005 [music][24:51]
|Jazz musician Volker Schlott
East German Jazz musician Volker Schlott on making it in the West
DW/Germany, 1991 [German][05:06]
|Jazz Across the Border
At the music festival “Jazz Across the Border“ the focus is on African jazz. The line-up includes the Louis Sclavis-Trio from Paris, who have also toured Africa.
DW/Germany, 2001 [German][02:14]
|Joan Chamorro and Andrea Motis
The young and talented Joan Chamorro and Andrea Motis performing as part of Barcelona’s 2011 International Jazz Festival (starts at 00:28)
TVC/Spain, 2011 [music][01:23]
|Jazz Festival in Sibiu
Fusing pop and Jazz at the Jazz Festival in Sibiu, Romania in 1976. And Marius Pop band is playing beautifully, starting from 03:16.
TVR/Romania, 1976 [Romanian][07:58]
|Intimate interview with Tomasz Stańko
Singer Katarzyna Nosowska interviews Tomasz Stańko
NINA/Poland, 2012 [polish][32:24]
A short clip of the mesmerizing Duke Ellington in concert
Luce/Italy, 1971 [music][00:59]
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal in the field of television studies, devotes its 9th issue (Spring 2016) to TV Formats and Format Research: Theory, methodology, history and new developments. This special issue of VIEW seeks to build on existing format scholarship and deepen our understanding of the history and continuing growth of the TV format business from a European perspective.
Local Radio and Television Records from Public Media Stations Across USA To Be Made Available to the Public
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, launched a new website at americanarchive.org on April 7, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s.
These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting organizations across the United States, have now been digitized and preserved, and will be a resource for scholars, researchers, educators, filmmakers and the general public to delve into the rich history of public broadcasting across America.
Hack your Heritage! A campaign organized by the Finnish OpenGLAM-working group AvoinGLAM, including a three-day hackathon, had the aim to create something new out of Finnish cultural heritage, be it applications, design concepts, games or videos. The Video Poetry Marathon was one event among many.
Photo by Larisa Dmuchovskaja
On the 19th and 20th of March representatives from EUscreenXL’s content partners met at the Lithuanian Central State Archives (LCVA) in Vilnius with technical and research partners as well as Europeana to examine and address practical issues and opportunities relating to the supply, delivery, and re-use of content and metadata for the EUscreenXL project.