Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders

 
  

Jovanotti: L'Ombelico del Mondo

Italy's pop superstar, Jovanotti, performs his hit song, the dance party anthem known as "L'Ombelico del Mondo" or "The Bellybutton of the World" at San Francisco's Stern Grove Festival. Rome once called itself the naval or center of the world, and Jovanotti's song is certainly a celebration of Italy, but it's also a shout out to a new millennium and cultures from all over the world. Play it loud.
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putin girlsPRI's The World host Marco Werman and the Sound Tracks reporting team travel deep into the heart of international music. They trace the legend of Afrobeat creator and superstar Fela Kuti; examine the raging popularity of Vladimir Putin’s sexy propaganda song; find out if music can help the creators of Borat make amends with the insulted people of Kazakhstan; and capture the mood of a cozy Portuguese bar with diva Mariza. With stirring performances and soulful interviews, Music Without Borders journeys across the globe on waves of incredible sound.

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