Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders 2
Airs Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published October 3, 2012 at 4:20 p.m., updated February 28, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.
This musical adventure series roams America and the world in search of compelling music, telling the stories behind the music and the artists who create it. Hosted by public radio’s Marco Werman, the magazine-format show features three stories and a special “global hit” performance at the end of the episode. Reporters include Alexis Bloom, Arun Rath and Mirissa Neff. The show combines travel, soul-satisfying music and a sense of humor with top-notch journalism.
“The Jazz Ambassador” – Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are in Chicago, spreading the gospel of jazz — America’s music — to young and old. Reporter: Alexis Bloom. Wynton Marsalis is on Facebook, and you can follow @wyntonmarsalis on Twitter.
“Into the Mystic” – The latest animated movie from Pixar, called "Brave," tells the story of a young girl in a fantasy Scotland of the past. SOUND TRACKS goes behind the scenes to introduce the Scottish folk singer, Julie Fowlis, who wrote and sings the movie’s theme song. Reporter: Mirissa Neff. Julie Fowlis is on Facebook, and you can follow @juliefowlis on Twitter.
This year, N’dour ran for president of Senegal as a reform candidate. SOUND TRACKS follows the campaign, ending in a grand concert. Reporter: Marco Werman.
For SOUND TRACKS, the six-piece group, led by two singers, Nanna and Raggi, perform an unplugged version of their second single from their debut album, "Mountain Sounds." Reporter: Arun Rath.