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World of musical riches "It's taken a long time for the Bay Area's Talbot Players and producer Steve Talbot to get the new music documentary series "Sound Tracks" on the air, but as the show's Friday premiere shows, it was well worth the wait.

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Just hearing her exquisite voice communicates worlds of heart and Scottish soul. And even if you don't know the meaning of the lyrics, the words themselves are like the finest musical poetry. Music Without Borders, premiers Monday.

  • Music Without Borders is good news indeed;
  • It's an interesting one, especially since it also focuses on Fela's youngest son Seun Kuti who is carrying his father's musical legacy;
  • Just hearing her exquisite voice communicates worlds of heart and Scottish soul;
  • Find a good story, and tell it well.

What makes it special is that it moves beyond the obvious observation that our musical world is growing smaller to the realization that opening ears to new sound can also open minds to greater cross-cultural understanding. The secret to the success of those two shows and perhaps to the success of Sound Tracks, if it continues as it deserves to, is simple: Find a good story, and tell it well.

Music Without Borders series. The Sound Tracks documentary comprises three distinct and fascinating narratives about the intersection of music, travel and politics.

  1. Just hearing her exquisite voice communicates worlds of heart and Scottish soul. The documentary also shows the birthplace of Afrobeat, the Kalakuta Republic...
  2. Get your revolutionary spirit on and immerse yourself in some Afrobeat below to shake the winter chill away. The documentary also shows the birthplace of Afrobeat, the Kalakuta Republic...
  3. The documentary also shows the birthplace of Afrobeat, the Kalakuta Republic...

The segments provide fresh angles on relatively well-known subjects by offering miniature character studies. A new Bay Area-produced show is putting a captivating new spin on music television and, in the process, just may succeed in revitalizing PBS.

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Music Without Borders surveys the wealth of contemporary world music. Music Without Borders "Unusually well-made and combining astute cultural and political analysis with some terrific world music, the arrival next week of PBS' music magazine Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders is good news indeed.

The hour-long show is hosted by Marco Werman, a longtime fixture both as a producer and an anchor on the Public Radio International show The World. I've seen the first episode already, and while it isn't perfect, it sure would be nice to have a TV program about music with a range broader than the Sundance Channel series hosted by Elvis Costello.

Music Without Borders series this past Monday, then you're in luck.

Soundbreaking

Although the video below is just a teaser, the full episode can be viewed here. It's an interesting one, especially since it also focuses on Fela's youngest son Seun Kuti who is carrying his father's musical legacy.

The documentary also shows the birthplace of Afrobeat, the Kalakuta Republic. Get your revolutionary spirit on and immerse yourself in some Afrobeat below to shake the winter chill away.

Video from Soundbreaking