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’s voyage to Indonesia continues! In Java, he experiences the ethnic fusion music of SambaSunda, whereas in Bali he takes part in the traditional ceremony of Gamelan. Also in this episode, the secrets of transcendental monkey dance are revealed.
Season 3, Episode 1
The third season of "Sound Tracker" begins with Sami Yaffa learning about music's influence on Colombia, moving beyond the decades of civil war, kidnappings and violence that have earned the country its reputation. This episode features artists such as politically charged Doctor Krapula, which has been denouncing corruption for the past 18 years.
Season 3, Episode 2
Sami Yaffa traces again the world's heart, mind, and saunas. Now the Musanomadi travels to the emerald green island of Ireland.
Season 3, Episode 3
Sami Yaffa travels to the Holy Land. Conflicting traditions in the middle of conflicts and social resonant enthusiasts call musnanad. Salaam Shalom.
A look at the history, construction and daily maintenance work of the towering California landmark.KCET Original
Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.KCET Original
In 2019, California, one of the nation’s most secretive states when it comes to police files, put SB1421 into effect. But a year into the new transparency law, journalists and the public are realizing that the law may not be as transparent as expected.KCET Original
The untold story of Oliver Tambo, the man behind the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid in South Africa.KCET Original
Celebrate Black History Month in February with KCET! We have several wonderful programs and documentaries that delve deep into the rich history of African Americans in the United States.KCET Original
The untold story of Oliver Tambo, the man behind the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid in South Africa.
Huell hikes high in the mountains to see Bristlecone Pines and Yosemite's Waterwheel Falls.
When the fresh corpse of Professor Katz turns up in place of a cadaver in Dr. Mac's anatomy lecture she demands that Phryne and Jack - now estranged - work together in her interest.
Listen to the magic of mariachi music and follow its origins from Jalisco, Mexico to its present-day sounds on the streets of L.A.