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The rhythm knows no borders, and you don't need a backstage pass to the world of sound. After three decades since his last visit with his band Hanoi Rocks, Sami Yaffa returns to the musically multicultural cornucopia of India.
Sami Yaffa hops through the republic of thousands of islands, drinking in the musical cornucopia of Indonesia from the metropolis of Jakarta to the bamboo jungles of Bandung. With a side order of moonshine, post-apocalyptic scooter tuners and a heavy metal president!
Season 1, Episode 1
Musician Sami Yaffa has seen all facets of life as a performing artist — he has toured the world in successful rock bands and earned a living as a street busker. In this episode of "Sound Tracker," he visits his hometown, the capital of the world — New York City!
Season 1 Episode 2
Sami Yaffa, the musical nomad heads for the hills of Andalusia to immerse himself in the art form of anarchists, outcasts and rebels against society - flamenco. He also meets the guru of the genre holds fort in goat shed and witnesses all facets of flamenco from the dancing to making of instruments to playing the music.
Season 3, Episode 1
The third season of "Sound Tracker" begins with Sami Yaffa learning about music's influence on Colombia, moving beyond the decades of civil war, kidnappings and violence that have earned the country its reputation. This episode features artists such as politically charged Doctor Krapula, which has been denouncing corruption for the past 18 years.
Season 1, Episode 4
Brazil is mostly known for samba and bossa nova, but the musical heritage of the world’s fifth largest country is much more varied than that. Sami travels to a lesser-known area of the country in the north. He visits Recife, where the myriad musical influences meet the traditions of the past and the attitudes of the future.
"Sound Tracker" is a travel program where music is the destination. In Jamaica, host Sami Yaffa finds that the doors to the most interesting cultural scenes open on a street level.
Sami’s voyage to Indonesia continues! In Java, he experiences the ethnic fusion music of SambaSunda, whereas in Bali he takes part in the traditional ceremony of Gamelan. Also in this episode, the secrets of transcendental monkey dance are revealed.
Season 1, Episode 3
Where exactly is the birthplace of tango? In order to solve this eternal quarrel between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Sami follows in the footsteps of the legendary tango artists Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzola.
Sami hunts down the original sound all the way to the horn of Africa! Ethiopia is the musical treasure trove that will surprise even the most jaded explorer. With thousands of other pilgrims, Sami also attends the world’s oldest Christmas mass.
Season 3, Episode 3
Sami Yaffa travels to the Holy Land. Conflicting traditions in the middle of conflicts and social resonant enthusiasts call musnanad. Salaam Shalom.
The musical wanderer has stalked the origins of the sounds across the globe. Now it’s time to complete the circle and return into the magical, mystical and most of all mythical American tour bus and hit the road in the U.S. of A.
The magical greyhound runs through deep south and wild borderlands of Mexico and U.S. as Sami bites hard into the bones and marrow of the American roots music.
Season 3, Episode 2
Sami Yaffa traces again the world's heart, mind, and saunas. Now the Musanomadi travels to the emerald green island of Ireland.
Acclaimed director Rodney Evans ("Brother to Brother" and "The Happy Sad") takes viewers on a personal journey as he ponders how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life and work as a filmmaker.KCET Original
Britain targets Saudis over the death of Jamal Khashoggi as it puts human rights abusers in the crosshairs of its first unilateral sanctions after Brexit.KCET Original
Hundreds of protesters are arrested in Hong Kong, the first to be taken into custody under a contentious new security law.KCET Original
Few modern cities evoke as much division as Tel Aviv, with its reputation as a laid-back party town in a hotbed of conflict and turmoil.KCET Original
Combo Chimbita, PONGO, Rebeca Lane, OKZharp & Manthe Ribane, Leon Vynehall and Yasmine Hamdan.KCET Original
Few modern cities evoke as much division as Tel Aviv, with its reputation as a laid-back party town in a hotbed of conflict and turmoil.
The second half of the hard fought local derby is just about to begin when Helena receives word that Eivind, one of her key players and strongest supporters, has a wife about to give birth in the hospital.
Acclaimed director Rodney Evans ("Brother to Brother" and "The Happy Sad") takes viewers on a personal journey as he ponders how the deterioration of his vision will impact his life and work as a filmmaker.
A blazingly original drama about how a boy and a cylinder full of explosives can overcome any obstacles life puts in their way.