Tropic of Cancer
A six-part series for the BBC, presented by Simon Reeve. This was the third and final series of Simon’s global circumnavigation, the two previous ones being Equator and Tropic of Capricorn – music also by arch self-publicist Robert Hartshorne. This series takes us through Mexico, North Africa, the Middle East, India and South Asia, ending up in Hawaii.
There are a host of ethnic musical styles on which to draw here, but slavish adherence to this all the time can get tedious for the viewer. So, sometimes it’s ethnic, sometimes it’s a hybrid, sometimes it’s epic …and sometimes none of the above.
Have a delve …I hope you like it.