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Soundtracks: Music without Borders

PILOT EPISODE

Our pilot episode -- presented by Oregon Public Broadcasting -- takes you to Russia to investigate a pop propaganda song about Putin; to Nigeria to learn about the legendary Fela; and to Kazakhstan (with a Hollywood sidetrip) to see how the controversial movie Borat led to a beautiful symphony. The show closes with a soulful song by the Portuguese diva, Mariza, who may be the biggest star you've never heard of. This episode aired on PBS in January 2010.

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