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Sound Tracks

Sound Tracks

A journalistic adventure unearthing instruments, dance and music without borders.

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Sound Tracks, Episode 2

TV-PG

In Episode 2, see how folk singer Julie Fowlis is leading a revival of Gaelic culture from the Scottish Highlands. Join African singer and activist Youssou N'Dour as he tries to run for president of Senegal, and watch jazz superstar Wynton Marsalis on the road in Chicago with his orchestra. The show closes with a "global hit" performance by Of Monsters and Men, a young band from Iceland.

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55m 21s

Sound Tracks Pilot Episode

TV-G

Explore the making of a post-Soviet propaganda tune. Watch how the Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti, is keeping his father's flame alive. Find out why the composer of the mockumentary Borat wrote a symphony for the people of Kazakhstan. Finally for our Global Hit listen to a performance by Mariza, the queen of fado, Portugal's "blues."

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