Sound Tracker | KCET
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.
Season 3, Episode 5
Sami Yaffa is going to tame Neukkulan teddy! Musanomadi can finally find the famous Slavic heart beneath the concrete bark.
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.
Sami Yaffan's Russian journey continues! The Kulkuri rocker visits Moscow, a city of 12 million, to familiarize himself with the human synthesizer, the beast religion and the healer in the end of season 3 of "Sound Tracker." Among the artists he meets are producer and inventor Vlad Kreimer, Orthodox church choir leader Boris Satsenko, and Phurpa, a group that has roots in the pre-buddhist religion bon.
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.
Season 1, Episode 1
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!
"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.
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.
One summer day in Griffith Park, a small line of grown men dressed in newspaper costumes clambered up a hiking trail. They were participants in artist Kenneth Tam’s social experiment, “Griffith Park Boys Camp," which re-imagines masculinity today.KCET Original
Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison unlock the secrets to simple stovetop macaroni and cheese.KCET Original
Huell goes to Anza-Borrego, home of California's largest State Park and the desert community of Borrego Springs.
A documentary exploring human-created urban ecosystems through the raucous call of the beloved red-crowned parrot in Pasadena.KCET Original
Bridget and Julia unlock the secrets to everyday pad thai.KCET Original
Huell visits the Olympic pool at the L.A. Coliseum, the stunning " Neptune Pool" at Hearst Castle and more.
As Phryne delves into an investigation, she remembers her own days in Paris and her first love.
Huell tours Folsom Prison, which for well over a century has housed some of our state's toughest characters.
George heads to the iceberg capital of the world—Newfoundland, Canada.