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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 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.
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?
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.
"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.
Suppressed for over a century, indigenous cultural burning is still practiced today and holds important lessons for managing the threat of destructive wildfires.KCET Original
Around the world, local organizations are finding creative ways to empower young women.KCET Original
The Chia Cafe Collective is working to revive Native food practices and raise awareness about the threats to native plants in Southern California.KCET Original
Stephanie Kelton, economist, talks with Jurriaan Kamp about the role of money in society and why we should not be concerned about the national debt.
Bangkok's future seems paralyzed by political upheaval, but social instability hasn't undermined the locals' fierce will to better their city.
At a popular bakery café, residents of New York's Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile — behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery & abusive managers who fire them for calling in sick.
From death row to national icon, a woman fights for the reintegration of former prisoners in Uganda.