Sound Tracker: New York

New York

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!

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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.


In Belgrade, Sami Yaffa meets some serious brass who are not afraid to blow their own horn. Dragan Ristić of the legendary band Kal introduces the nomad to the thousand-year-old musical tradition of the Romani people. Will the heritage continue in the future?

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USA Road Trip, Part 1

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.


USA Road Trip, Part 2

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.


"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.