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The inspirational true story of Moondog, the legendary musician and New York icon whose life was an unexpected, outrageous adventure.
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Rare footage of Moondog!

Posted by Dog Days Films (Creator)

In her quest to tell Moondog’s story, our director Holly Elson has unearthed some amazing archive material, including never before seen home movie footage, photographs and audio interviews with Moondog. Today we’re very excited to bring you a rare clip of Moondog playing the Trimba. A key part of his extraodinary sound, Moondog designed the Trimba and made it his signature instrument.

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Holly’s exhaustive search for material and the generosity of those who have shared it is one of the things that makes this film so special. This is Moondog’s story and to tell it properly we need your help to bring more of this wonderful footage to the big screen in THE VIKING OF 6TH AVENUE. Thank you to those who have supported us so far. We have 7 days left to hit our goal so please continue to spread the word and back this film. 

Sincere thanks,

The Viking of 6th Avenue Team

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    1. Ari Klickstein on

      Awesome footage – very handy using a maraca as a drumstick. Never realized that was one of the ways he created his sound.