The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45493   Message #677337
Posted By: Ron Olesko
27-Mar-02 - 09:49 AM
Thread Name: Marais and Miranda Documentary
Subject: RE: Marais and Miranda Documentary
I think Abby's comments on Marais and Miranda's "politics" hit the nail on the head. Their music may not have been of the protest variety, but their music attempted to educate their audience to different cultures and traditions. They also recorded several albums of environmental music, 10 years before environmental activism came to public conscious. Their message was to educate and create awareness but not to preach.

One of the aspects of their career that comes out in this documentary is the various avenues they explored. Not content to be catagorized as cabaret performers, they moved to concert stages and eventually film and TV. Josef also wrote music for television documentaries, plays, and a folk opera. By expanding their "stage", they subtly introduced folk music to new audiences.

Don't forget - the WFDU docuementary on Marais and Miranda will air this Sunday, March 31, at 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM. In the NYC area you can listen to 89.1 or you can join in the broadcast on the internet at .

I am sure you will find their story as intriguing as we did.

Ron Olesko