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 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.
In this episode "Sound Tracker" travels to Senegal to learn how this cradle of music has influenced western pop music, among others.
Season 3, Episode 4
Sami Yaffa is a walker and rock star, for whom Japan is a musical abundance. Millennium History and Blade Runner's Futurism!
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.
Season 3, Episode 5
Sami Yaffa is going to tame Neukkulan teddy! Musanomadi can finally find the famous Slavic heart beneath the concrete bark.
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!
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.
Sami Yaffa hops through the republic of thousands of islands, drinking in the musical cornucopia of Indonesia from the metropolis of Jakarta to the bamboo jungles of Bandung. With a side order of moonshine, post-apocalyptic scooter tuners and a heavy metal president!
California's wildfires are more severe and deadlier than ever before. Debates are raging as to what to do, who will pay for billions of dollars in damage and what can be done to lessen the destruction as California adjusts to its new normal.KCET Original
A look at different eras and movements defining the informal economy and the systematic dislocation of many people from the labor market — including people of color, women and immigrants.KCET Original
Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz discuss the dynamics of Martin and Louisa's relationship.KCET Original
"Doc Martin" production designer Anthony Ainsworth speaks about the intensive work that goes into constructing sets for the series.KCET Original
California is the world's fifth largest economy — yet, hiding in plain sight are workers who labor off the books, unprotected and unregulated. Follow four California workers organizing to find pathways for legalization and protection.KCET Original
Phryne hosts a tennis tournament to raise money for female tennis players, where the practice partner of a rising star dies.
Deep in the Amazon, George is determined to retrace Theodore Roosevelt’s legendary expedition and witness first-hand how deforestation and climate change are affecting one of the earth’s most critical ecosystems.
The episode explores one of the last remnants of the Wild West -- the historic park Bodie.
Embark on a journey to the most dangerous spot on the California coast and find out why it is called "Devil's Jaw"; and visit the jewel of the California missions: La Purisima Mission in Lompoc, now a state historic park.