Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sound Tracks - Music Without Borders

Sound Tracks - Music Without Borders
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Caught a great new program last Friday on PBS which explores and showcases world music with in-depth interviews of unfamiliar musical artists. The show actually aired a pilot in 2010, but has just now broadcast a new episode. A full series is currently in development and will be broadcast is 2013. The program has an interesting magazine-type format with interviews and samples of music by the subjects. Friday's program featured artists as diverse as Jazz great Wynton Marsalis, Scottish folk singer Julie Fowlis, Senegal's Youssou N'Dour, and Icelandic indie band Of Monsters and Men. We learn about their backgrounds, influences, and what makes their music compelling and intriguing. The show takes its theme music from Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks" which can be viewed at Youtube below.
Very catchy tune and inventive video!


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