Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders

 
  

Tom Harrell Performs "Sainte" (Ravel)

"Sainte," Ravel's first published composition, was originally written for a vocalist. Tom Harrell says he hears French composer Eric Satie in this piece, and tries to bring out Satie's 'saintly' quality in the music. But after starting out in a prayerful mood, this saint isn't above getting a little funky.
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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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