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.
Season 1, Episode 3
Where exactly is the birthplace of tango? In order to solve this eternal quarrel between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Sami follows in the footsteps of the legendary tango artists Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzola.
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.
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?
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.
Owner and Creative Director Catherine Bailey and Master Glazer Winnie Crittendon explain how every ceramic piece that comes off the Heath line is unique. Sometimes, it’s all in the glaze.KCET Original
Aviation takes flight in early Los Angeles, becoming an industry of dreamers, risk takers and entrepreneurs. The region is America’s “arsenal of democracy” during World War II, as two million workers build 300,000 aircrafts.KCET Original
The Cold War and Pentagon dollars fuels the explosive growth of modern Los Angeles and creates the military-industrial-complex.KCET Original
After major earthquakes on July 4 and 5 near Ridgecrest, residents of small towns like Trona are left to face structural damages and limited access to water and other resources.KCET Original
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George heads to the iceberg capital of the world — Newfoundland, Canada.
Former NYC superstar Chef Gavin Kaysen has headed back to his mid-west roots to put his hometown of Minneapolis on the culinary hot map.
Huell tours the the Victorian residence in Martinez where the naturalist John Muir lived from 1890 to his death in 1914, and meets the special folks who are responsible for preserving this important site.
"Mother of the Earth" takes a look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband's attempts to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage in their city.