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The Groove Is Not Trivial

Part of the Documentaries Strand

Tommie Dell Smith

  • PG

  • 62 mins

  • 2016

  • USA, UK, Spain

  • English, Spanish

  • Director of Photography: Bob Elfstrom, Michael Anderson, Michael Lutman

  • Editor: Elizabeth Finlayson

  • Produced by: Tommie Dell Smith

Director Bio

Tommie Dell Smith

Director Bio

Tommie Dell Smith was Associate Producer on the production of Broken Rainbow, which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Her own award-winning documentaries include Breaking Silence: The Story of the Sisters at DeSales Heights; Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger; and Child of Our Time. She also is producer of a series of oral history projects.

Body

Alasdair Fraser’s love for the fiddle has taken him around the world in his search for musical self-expression. As he digs deeper into his Scottish musical roots, his playing also drives his passion for empowerment and nationalism. He has found a universal pulse – or a ‘groove’ – through his vibrant performances, with his passionate teaching style proving popular at his well-attended fiddle camps in California, Scotland and Spain, where he gathers musicians to embrace that groove and join in a shared love for music and community.

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