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The world-touring rock star and musician Sami Yaffa explores the music of our little blue planet floating in space. Sami will travel to locations where rhythm and melody are essential to the cultures and meet people whose identities are inseparable from music. He will document sceneries and soundscapes, smells and flavors, and habits and emotions all while meeting people who are given purpose by music - just like he is - although with very different backgrounds. Music is the only universal language — the richness and humanity of it all.
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.
Researcher/inventor Paul Stamets illuminates how fungi offer uniquely powerful, practical solutions we can implement now to boost the biosphere’s immune system.
Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for L.A.'s authentic architecture. This episode explores the provocative theory that his early homes in L.A. were also a means of artistic catharsis for Wright.KCET Original
The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations scattered throughout Coachella Valley.KCET Original
Globally renowned playwright and activist Eve Ensler performs one act from her new "Fruit Trilogy."
Former Washington Post reporter, Jose Antonio Vargas, tells the story behind his high-profile expose of himself as an undocumented immigrant.KCET Original
In Manila, a performance artist, a pole dancer, a rap battle champion, a visual artist and a painter explore the multiple facets of a city now in the grip of a new government engaged in a brutal drug war.
Overjoyed about the reunion with his sister, Julio learns from Cristina that her disappearance was due to a letter powerful enough to shatter the Grand Hotel.
A film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin traces the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth.