This NAIDOC Week we celebrate the music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Playlist Christine Anu, My Island Home Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Dawn Yothu Yindi, Djapana Baker Boy, Marryuna Shakaya, Cinderella Jimblah, Brotherman Thelma Plum, Young in Love Briggs featuring Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, The Hunt Coloured Stone, Dancing in the Moonlight No Fixed Address, From My Eyes Archie Roach, City Streets Warumpi Band, Blackfella Whitefella Southeast Desert Metal, Desert Metal Blekbala Mujik, Come N Dance Kev Carmody, Thou Shalt Not Steal Jessica Mauboy, Can I Get a Moment?
Opera star Simon Butteriss presents a lively look at the beginnings of great Victorian double act, Gilbert and Sullivan, and how they produced some of the most famous operas to date.
Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, features as the highlight of the Salzburg Festival: the stirring work centred around Leonore, who frees her incarcerated spouse Fidelio from prison, is timelessly relevant with powerful emotional situations and jarringly human pleas of anguish from Leonore: "Whoever you are, I want to rescue you. By God! You shall not be a victim!" In German.
Get in tune with Morgan who is about to meet ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter Vance Joy who explains how he was inspired to get into music, plus gives away a secret about his name (hint: it's not his real one).
Opera star Simon Butteriss presents a lively look at the beginnings of great Victorian double act, WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
This film shines a spotlight on the untold story of the sidemen, the musicians behind some of the greatest artists of all time. The sidemen are the forgotten 'guns for hire' that changed musical history.
Sting discusses the creative process behind the music videos he was proud to be part of, including Fields of Gold and Every Breath You Take.
This music-based travel series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. Ethnomusicologist and record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the world's best songs.
Host Jacob Edgar ends his journey to learn more about this year's Grammy nominees in Los Angeles, where the annual awards ceremony takes place. This final episode of Music Voyager's Road to a Grammy takes place during the awards weekend, when the city lights up with celebrity parties, concerts and special events, and Jacob dives headlong into the madness. After a visit to the Grammy Museum, Jacob meets up with renowned producer and songwriter Tricky Stewart, who has worked with superstars such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Katy Perry and many others. Tricky describes the life and philosophy of being a producer to the stars and invites Jacob to his exclusive Grammy party, where celebrities and up and coming talents arrive in fancy cars and walk the red carpet to the flash bulbs of the paparazzi. Jacob steps outside the Grammy chaos to explore Los Angeles, introducing viewers to his favorite local record store, Latin nightclub, local radio station and other music highlights. The musical journey culminates in front of the Staples Center, where the fashionable crowds line up for the start the awards ceremony.
This absorbing collection of interviews with some of the world's greatest rock stars sees them recall all the experiences they had when they made their first music videos.
A modern production of Handel's Orlando, first written in 1733. Performed here at the theatre an der Wien and performed by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ruben Dubrovsky.
For the first time ever, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's fun-filled musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to the silver screen. Inspired by the record-breaking London Palladium stage show, this production stars Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins. A lively and colourful journey through ancient Egypt, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat follows the rags-to-riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. Spectacular visuals and an enchanting score packed with hit songs, including Close Every Door to Me, Go, Go, Go Joseph and Any Dream Will Do make this a dream of a show for everyone.
Janis Joplin's life story is revealed through archival footage, revealing interviews with friends and family and rare personal letters, presenting an intimate portrait of a bright, complicated artist who changed music.
Ian Hislop and John Eliot Gardiner reveal the story behind Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Described as the "greatest 'great' piece ever written", its opening notes are among the most recognisable in history. But no one really knows what Beethoven was trying to express with this piece. The traditional wisdom is that he is railing against fate and his deafness. But John Eliot believes the music expresses Beethoven's belief in the French Revolution. This is turbulent music from a turbulent man living in a turbulent age. John Eliot and Ian Hislop bring to life the exciting and dangerous times that shaped Beethoven personally and creatively.
Tells the story of a profound, essential and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo and more, this program unravels the Indigenous influence and talented Native musicians who helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
SBS continues their exclusive live coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest once again for 2018. Aussie songstress Jessica Mauboy will be representing Australia with her hit track 'We Got Love' at the international music showcase in Lisbon.
The event that has created trans-European shared memories for decades. Each May, 40 European and not-so-European countries, from Ireland to Azerbaijan, send pop groups or singers to represent them in a contest between nations, filmed simultaneously by multiple television channels. With its classic pop numbers, catchy refrains, razzamatazz and over-the-top lighting, the annual ritual of the Eurovision Song Contest has held audiences spellbound for decades. Each country sees it differently. The Scandinavians and East Europeans love it. The French and British are more ambivalent. But year after year, it goes on attracting the biggest television audiences in the world. Almost 200 million viewers switch on to cheer their favourites. This documentary explores the enduring fascination of the Eurovision.
Revealing bio-documentary giving an exclusive look into the life of one of the world's most admired and respected musicians as Bruce Springsteen explores and explains his greatest influences.
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