CPTV4U, CPTV’s Over-the-Air and Cable Channel, Will Air Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders on Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Release Date: 03/01/2013

HARTFORD, Conn. (March 1, 2013) – CPTV4U, CPTV’s 24/7 over-the-air and cable channel, will air PBS’s innovative, magazine-style music program Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders on Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Sound Tracks is hosted by Marco Werman, the Emmy Award-winning host of Public Radio International’s The World. Sound Tracks follows Werman and a team of reporters as they travel the globe, documenting the fascinating lives and extraordinary talents of a number of compelling musicians.

The program is divided into four segments, including “Jazz Ambassador,” which follows acclaimed jazz musician and author Wynton Marsalis as he seeks to spread the gospel of jazz to a new generation. In “Shakin’ the Tree,” Senegalese singer Youssou N’dour – best known in the United States for his duets “7 Seconds” with Neneh Cherry and “In Your Eyes” with Peter Gabriel – helps lead a historic protest movement in his country. “Into the Mystic” tells the story of Julie Fowlis, 2008’s BBC Folk Singer of the Year and an official Scottish Gaelic ambassador, whose work includes the theme song for the 2012 Disney/Pixar animated film Brave. And “Global Hit: Of Monsters and Men” features Icelandic folk/pop band Of Monsters and Men, who agree to do an exclusive on-camera performance for Sound Tracks.

Sound Tracks is produced for PBS by The Talbot Players of KQED, San Francisco, and is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as PBS and the members of KQED, San Francisco. For more information, or to view “Quick Hits” – a series of online music videos and musician interviews produced by Sound Tracks for PBS Arts – visit pbs.org/soundtracks.

 

About Connecticut Public Television

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves 260,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. For more information, visit cptv.org.

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