by hajooj kuka
Premiere Date: August 3, 2015
Sudanese civilians facing government bombing campaigns celebrate their heritage through music, finding hope and a common identity.
by Sean Dunne
Premiere Date: August 17, 2010
This is the story of a man and his records. Paul Mawhinney has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. (7 minutes)
by Eric Daniel Metzgar
Premiere Date: July 7, 2009
When a guitarist suffers a brain hemorrhage onstage, doctors doubt he will emerge from a coma. The story of a family's astonishing struggle in the face of tragedy. (90 minutes)
by Robert Elfstrom
Premiere Date: August 5, 2008
Encore Broadcast: August 4, 2009
Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash revealed the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon. (90 minutes)
by Banker White and Zach Niles
Premiere Date: June 27, 2007
Traumatized by physical injuries and brutal losses in Sierra Leone's civil war, a group of refugees fight back with the only means they have — music.
by Rogier Kappers
Premiere Date: August 22, 2006
Encore Broadcast: September 2, 2008
Alan Lomax was "the song hunter," devoting his life to recording the world's folk tunes before they would permanently disappear with the rise of the modern music industry. (90 minutes)
by Lourdes Portillo
Premiere Date: July 13, 1999
Tejana singer Selena was on the brink of blockbuster crossover fame when her murder at age 23 catapulted her into mainstream celebrity. Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo gazes beyond the tabloids and points a sensitive lens on the cultural sensation that emerged around Selena's life and death. (54 minutes)
by Pedro Rivera, Susan Zeig
Premiere Date: June 25, 1991
"Plena" is in Puerto Rico what the blues are in the U.S.: a musical expression abounding with romance, daily news and personal sagas. As the Puerto Rican community grows on the mainland, the infectious rhythms of Puerto Rico's most original contribution to Caribbean urban music are celebrated with gusto.
by Ari Marcopoulos and Maja Zrnic
Premiere Date: July 10, 1990
With a subway platform as his stage and a plastic can as his instrument, 14-year-old Larry Wright is a self-taught drummer with astonishing talent. Larry Wright is a rousing tribute to the Harlem youth and the rich culture of the urban streets.
by Terry Zwigoff
Premiere Date: August 23, 1988
A lively portrait of 76-year-old Harold "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, musician, artist, raconteur and rogue.