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by John Antonelli
A look at the musical and political significance of composer, performer, and pioneering pop music entrepreneur Sam Cooke and the circumstances that led to his murder.
by Damon R. Cook and Dan Pringle
Exploring the advent and legacy of Sarg Records, Sgt. Fitch: The Legacy of Sarg Records reveals the stories behind Charlie Fitch's independent label that launched the careers of some of today's rock and country music legends.
by Jon Else
An innovative documentary of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle opera from the point of view of the union stagehands at the San Francisco Opera.
by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos
The Spirituals recounts an indigenous American music form's bitter histories through the work of a world-renown contemporary spiritual group.
by Joel Katz
An exploration of the history and legacy of "Strange Fruit," the song first recorded by Billie Holliday in 1939 which has become an enduring anthem of American civil rights.
by Daniel Ziv
A young, gifted street musician searches for identity, legitimacy, and love on the frenzied streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Hugo Perez
An unlikely collaboration between a Blackfeet poet and an unconventional classical composer results in a provocative symphony about the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of American Indians today.
by Leah Mahan
An intimate portrait of the extraordinary relationship between two African American artists who have been collaborating as musicians and visual artists since 1983.
POV, True Stories
by Daniel Golding
The history and evolution of Waila, the contemporary dance music of southern Arizona's tribal communities.
by Mat Hames, James Moll, and Michael Rosen
When I Rise is about Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead