Mariza and the Story of Fado Category: World Music Called the "Portuguese blues," fado is now enjoying an extraordinary revival. Mariza, one of its most charismatic and celebrated divas, is the focus of this film that takes us on a journey through the art and soul of fado.
Imagine Category: World Music Yoko Ono Lennon has given Amnesty International a generous gift: the rights to use her late husband's song "Imagine" in a campaign for human rights. Link TV presents Amnesty International's call for action.
World Music Videos Extra Category: World Music After "Blind Shaft"'s dark tale of greed, settle back for a sampling of videos about our relationship to money, featuring Aterciopelados, Control Machine, Kou Chou Ching and others.
FELA: Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense Category: World Music He created the genre of Afrobeat, and became the symbol of musical protest; the late great Fela Kuti was a powerhouse of creativity and energy who challenged social, musical and political boundaries.
Mosuo Song Journey Category: World Music In this international musical documentary, Chinese filmmaker Diedie Weng, American scholar Carol Bliss and Mosuo writer Lamu Gatusa travel to remote Southwest China to collect traditional Mosuo folk songs.
Praying and Playing: Omar Faruk Tekbilek Category: World Music Banning Eyre interviews Omar Faruk Tekbilek who talks about the relationship between musical and spiritual practice. He sings a Sufi song, accompanying himself on the baglama, and demonstrates the ney (flute) and the ear-splitting zurna.
Tinariwen: Desert Blues Category: World Music This profile explores the political and historical influences on the music of Tinariwen, a band made up of nomadic Tuareg. Incorporating the sinuous sound of the electric guitar with their traditional loping rhythms, they create what has been dubbed "Desert Blues".
Fangafrika Category: World Music A stylized look at a music festival in Ouaga, in Burkina Faso, where Africa's best and brightest rappers gather using hip hop to tackle the serious issues facing Africans everywhere.
Latcho Drom (Safe Journey) Category: World Music A collage of magnificent images and exceptional music on the subject of Gypsies, or Roma, this film may be credited in ushering an entire resurgence of interest in Gypsy music.
Khaled and Rachid Taha Category: World Music Raï music is the ultimate pop crossover music of the Arabic world. This documentary focuses on two stars of Raï who couldn't be more different; Khaled the entertainer, and Rashid Taha, the rockin' "bad boy."
Karoo Kitaar Blues Category: World Music South African songwriter David Kramer and slide guitarist Hannes Coetzee journey into remote regions of South Africa on their quest to find musicians who play an almost forgotten folk music.
Just An American Boy Category: World Music World television premiere of a musical documentary film about legendary singer/songwriter Steve Earle. The film chronicles Earle's life on the road and includes performances his best known songs.