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Musical 'Beach Party' Films Get A Second Wave; Garifuna Collective Plays Live

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Garifuna Collective performs in the Soundcheck studio. The Garifuna Collective performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: The so-called “beach party” films of the '60s -- where teens romped along the surf and occasionally broke out into song -- washed away with the changing tides of the 1970s. Now, Disney aims to revive the musical genre with a new made-for-TV-special. We talk with the New York Times' Brooks Barnes about the new "Teen Beach Movie" -- and with film historian and author Tom Lisanti about the music-filled original films. 

Plus: The Garifuna Collective, hailing from Belize, has spent a career playing the music of Central America’s Afro-Amerindian community. They play material from their two new albums -- one with the Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel -- live in the studio. 


    Tom Lisanti and The Garifuna Collective

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    The Garifuna Collective And Danny Michel, In The Studio

    Hear The Garifuna Collective and Danny Michel perform live in the studio.


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