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"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.
In this episode "Sound Tracker" travels to Senegal to learn how this cradle of music has influenced western pop music, among others.
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.
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 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!
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Here in California, we know one of the most famous fault lines is the San Andreas. But there is another zone of instability, known as the Walker Lane, which may present future earthquake worries.KCET Original
Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.KCET Original
During World War II, three renowned photographers captured scenes from the Japanese incarceration: outsiders Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams and incarceree Tōyō Miyatake who boldly smuggled in a camera lens to document life from within the camp.KCET Original
Huell visits the oldest restaurant in Hollywood and talks with longtime employees and patrons about what makes this landmark such a special place.KCET Original
Huell visits this unique house which was built on a 20 by 20 square foot lot in the heart of Old Town Santa Barbara.
The gaiety of St. Kilda's famous Esplanade is marred by the violence of gang warfare and the police who struggle to control it.
Huell visits the Watts Towers Arts Center to explore the history of this iconic work by artist Simon Rodia.
Huell travels to the Mojave Desert's El Mirage Dry Lake, one of the world's best spots for land sailors.