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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.
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 travels to the land between the east and the west to study the relation between religion and mystique, and music and to find the answer to the question “Does rock and roll belong to Islam?” Warning! This episode contains belly dancing and protest songs!
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!
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.
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!
Professional skateboarder Amelia Brodka examines the skateboarding industry's approach to how it markets, promotes and supports women in its sport.KCET Original
This film explores the complex issues that have been raised by the increasingly life-like sex robots.KCET Original
This film explores the difficult choices that lead to trafficking of young women in Romania.KCET Original
A rare and vivid insight into the shadowy, brutal world of human trafficking.KCET Original
Filmmaker Richard Smith consults the leading international scientific experts to connect the dots between geology and economy and provide the big-picture view of oil.KCET Original
"Founders Valley" speaks with entrepreneurs in Bangladesh who are seeking to move their country forward beyond its common brutal working conditions.
This documentary explores the unsung bond created by the homicide detectives of LAPD and the local community's anti-violent-crime activists in South Los Angeles.