Taa Tam

Taa Tam

| 10 min

Taa Tam of the Maha Tribe knew music before music even existed... or so this imaginary legend goes. He saw rhythm everywhere: in the flutter of the leaf, in the pounding of corn, in the pulse of the planet. One night, he dreams himself into a place where all he touches becomes an instrument. Wood and bone metamorphose into xylophone and rattle. Animal hide resounds with the deep voice of the drum. With his soul on fire, an exultant Taa Tam discovers his ability to bring alive the passion that has been locked inside him for so long. Volcanoes erupt and flames leap to the vigorous beat of the world's premier concert. Wrapped in luxuriant colors and a vibrant sound track, Taa Tam celebrates human creativity at a performance where music is the guest of honor. A film without words.

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Taa Tam, André Leduc, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    André Leduc
  • script
    André Leduc
  • producer
    Thérèse Descary
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
    Lynda Pelley
    Pierre Landry
    Jacques Avoine
  • sound
    Louis Hone
    Nathalie Morin
  • editing
    Werner Nold
  • sound editing
    Gilles Quintal
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • animation
    André Leduc
    Sylvain Proteau
  • voice
    Mario Brisson
    Rick Jones
  • music
    Patrice Dubuc