Sami Yaffa

Sound Tracker (Trailer)

Rock star and music aficionado Sami Yaffa travels the world and explores the musical treasures of our beautiful blue planet.

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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.

 

Ethiopia

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.

  • 2017-12-20T22:00:00-08:00
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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.

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!

  • 2017-12-31T15:00:00-08:00
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Brazil

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 Recife, where the myriad musical influences meet the traditions of the past and the attitudes of the future.

  • 2017-12-31T16:00:00-08:00
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Turkey

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!

  • 2017-12-31T17:00:00-08:00
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India

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.

  • 2017-12-31T18:00:00-08:00
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Jamaica

"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.

Spain

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.

  • 2017-12-31T20:00:00-08:00
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Senegal

In this episode Sound Tracker travels to Senegal to learn how this cradle of music has influenced western pop music, among others.