Sound Tracks

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Sound Tracks, Episode 2

In Episode 2, see how folk singer Julie Fowlis is leading a revival of Gaelic culture from the Scottish Highlands. Join African singer and activist Youssou N'Dour as he tries to run for president of Senegal, and watch jazz superstar Wynton Marsalis on the road in Chicago with his orchestra. The show closes with a "global hit" performance by Of Monsters and Men, a young band from Iceland.

AIRED: October 04, 2012 | 0:55:32
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TONIGHT ON "SOUND TRACKS"...

[ FOWLIS SINGING "BLACKBIRD" ]

SHE WON HEARTS IN ENGLAND

WITH HER VERSION OF THE BEATLES SONG "BLACKBIRD."

AND SHE BROUGHT THAT MYSTICAL MUSIC TO THE MOVIE "BRAVE."

WE TRAVEL TO THE HIGHLANDS TO MEET JULIE FOWLIS,

SCOTLAND'S GAELIC AMBASSADOR TO THE WORLD.

HE'S BEEN SHAKIN' THE TREE, STIRRING THINGS UP,

SINCE HIS DAYS SINGING WITH PETER GABRIEL.

BUT THEN YOUSSOU N'DOUR DECIDES TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

AND THINGS REALLY GET WILD.

[ GUNSHOT ]

WE GO ALONG FOR THE TEARGAS AND THE MUSIC.

[ JAZZ PLAYS ]

THEN WE'RE ON THE ROAD IN CHICAGO

WITH JAZZ SUPERSTAR WYNTON MARSALIS AND HIS BAND.

TEACHING A NEW GENERATION HOW TO SWING.

Marsalis: THERE'S SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOU.

PUT THAT THROUGH YOUR HORN.

I'M MARCO WERMAN. THAT'S OUR MIX.

MUSIC THAT MATTERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

PLUS, OUR GLOBAL HIT

BY OUR SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS, "OF MONSTERS AND MEN."

IT'S ALL COMING UP ON "SOUND TRACKS."

♪ HEY! ♪

♪ HEY! ♪

♪ DON'T LISTEN TO A WORD I SAY ♪

♪ HEY! ♪

♪ THE SCREAMS ALL SOUND THE SAME ♪

♪ HEY! ♪

♪ ALTHOUGH THE TRUTH MAY VARY ♪

♪ THIS SHIP WILL CARRY ♪

♪ OUR BODIES SAFE TO SHORE ♪

♪ HEY! ♪

♪ HEY! ♪

[ BAGPIPES PLAY ]

[ FOWLIS SINGING IN SCOTTISH GAELIC ]

[ FOGHORN BLOWS ]

ON A GOOD DAY, YOU CAN SEE THE ISLANDS,

THE ISLANDS OF UIST.

I THINK I CAN FEEL MY HEART RATE

SLOWING, EVERY SINGLE...

EVERY SINGLE MILE THAT WE GET CLOSER.

[ SINGING IN GAELIC ]

SOME PEOPLE HAVE ASKED IN THE PAST,

"WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROWING UP ON THE ISLANDS

IN SUCH A REMOTE PLACE, OR SUCH A RURAL PLACE?"

IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE THAT TO ME.

IT WAS THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE.

Neff: SINGER JULIE FOWLIS GREW UP HERE,

IN THE FAR NORTHWEST OF SCOTLAND, ON THE ISLAND OF UIST.

FROM HERE YOU'RE AS CLOSE TO ICELAND AS YOU ARE TO LONDON

AND ENGLISH IS A SECOND LANGUAGE.

[ SPEAKING GAELIC ]

JULIE GREW UP SURROUNDED BY SONG

AND BY THE LANGUAGE CALLED SCOTTISH GAELIC.

Fowlis: OVER THE YEARS, THE LANGUAGE HAS BEEN PUSHED

TO THE EXTREMITIES ON MANY LEVELS.

SO, IT'S ONLY NOW

WE AS A COMMUNITY WILL HAVE A REAL WINDOW

TO TRY AND PRESERVE THE RICH, RICH GAELIC LANGUAGE

AND VOCABULARY AND CULTURE

AND TO PRESERVE THAT AND TO CELEBRATE THAT,

AND TO PASS IT ON TO THE NEXT GENERATION.

Neff: GAELIC WAS ONCE HEARD

THROUGHOUT THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS,

BUT THESE DAYS IT'S SPOKEN BY LESS THAN 60,000 PEOPLE.

NOT QUITE A "DEAD" LANGUAGE BUT AN ENDANGERED ONE, TO BE SURE.

[ SINGING IN GAELIC ]

BUT NOW IT'S A LANGUAGE REVIVED.

[ SINGING IN GAELIC]

Neff: TOGETHER WITH HER HUSBAND, IRISH MUSICIAN EAMON DOORLEY,

JULIE SINGS SONGS HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.

SONGS OF LOVE AND WORK AND THE HARDSCRABBLE LIFE

OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ITS TURBULENT HISTORY.

SHE WAS NAMED THE BBC'S EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR IN 2006.

SINCE THEN, JULIE HAS SET FIRE

TO THE ONCE SLEEPY WORLD OF TRADITIONAL CELTIC MUSIC.

[ APPLAUSE ]

Fowlis: YOU'RE TRYING TO FIGHT FOR SOMETHING

THAT'S NOT THE NORM, IT'S NOT THE MAINSTREAM.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT UNUSUAL

THAT YOU HAVE TO STAND UP FOR IN MANY WAYS.

HOW MUCH HAVE PEOPLE HAD TO FIGHT FOR IT?

A GREAT DEAL.

THE FIGHT, IF YOU LIKE, CONTINUES IN DIFFERENT WAYS NOW.

FINALLY, AFTER 2005, GAELIC WAS RECOGNIZED FOR THE FIRST TIME,

FORMALLY, AS A LANGUAGE IN SCOTLAND.

WHICH IS INCREDIBLE REALLY,

THAT IT TOOK THAT LONG TO BE RECOGNIZED AT ALL.

Neff: UNLIKE WALES AND IRELAND, THE GAELIC TONGUE HAD BEEN

NEARLY FORGOTTEN IN SCOTLAND, BUT THAT'S CHANGING.

PART OF THAT CHANGE BEGAN WITH THE MODEST RELEASE OF A SINGLE.

[ FOWLIS SINGING "BLACKBIRD" IN GAELIC ]

HER RECORDING OF THE BEATLES CLASSIC "BLACKBIRD,"

SUNG IN GAELIC, WAS A CROSSOVER HIT IN THE UK.

IT PUSHED THE LANGUAGE INTO THE MAINSTREAM

AND THE MAINSTREAM NOTICED.

♪♪♪

Hart: WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

RODDY HART HERE ON THURSDAY NIGHTS, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND.

I'M HERE WITH YOU UNTIL 12:30 A.M.

LOTS OF GREAT MUSIC TO COME TONIGHT.

Hart: SHE HAD A LOT OF ATTENTION ON NATIONAL RADIO

WITH HER VERSION OF "BLACKBIRD" BY THE BEATLES,

AND, YOU KNOW, THAT WAS WELL KNOWN BECAUSE SHE SANG IT

IN THIS GAELIC LANGUAGE.

AND, YOU KNOW, FOR THAT TO BE PLAYLISTED ON ENGLISH RADIO

IS QUITE PHENOMENAL.

♪ BLACKBIRD, FLY ♪

♪ FLY ♪

Neff: FOR SCOTTISH WRITER IAN RANKIN,

WHOSE BESTSELLING CRIME NOVELS INCLUDE SHARP COMMENTARY

ABOUT CONTEMPORARY SCOTLAND,

HEARING JULIE MAKE GAELIC RELEVANT WAS A REVELATION.

Rankin: SHE CAME ALONG WITH "BLACKBIRD"

FROM THE BEATLES' WHITE ALBUM,

WHICH SHE AGAIN SANG IN GAELIC, AND THAT JUST BLEW ME AWAY.

I CAN'T SPEAK GAELIC.

I MEAN I GREW UP ON THE EAST COAST OF SCOTLAND.

UM, ENGLISH SPEAKING.

BUT LUCKILY THERE'S A YOUNGER GENERATION COMING ALONG,

WHO I THINK WILL BE MUCH MORE OPEN TO LEARNING GAELIC

AND KEEPING IT ALIVE, KEEPING IT FRESH AND KEEPING IT MODERN.

Neff: "BLACKBIRD" MADE JULIE AN UNLIKELY STAR IN THE UK,

BUT IT WOULD TAKE AN ANIMATED FAIRY TALE

SET IN MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND TO INTRODUCE HER TO THE WORLD --

THE MOVIE "BRAVE."

[ CROWD GASPS ]

I AM MERIDA AND I'LL BE SHOOTING FOR MY OWN HAND!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

♪ STEP INTO THE OPEN AIR ♪

Neff: SHE RECORDED TWO SONGS, IN ENGLISH, FOR THE FILM.

ONE OF THEM, "TOUCH THE SKY," IS THE ANTHEM FOR MERIDA,

THE MOVIE'S BRAVE YOUNG PRINCESS.

♪ I WILL RISE ♪

♪ I WILL FLY ♪

♪ CHASE THE WIND AND TOUCH THE SKY ♪

Man: WE HAD TO FIND A GREAT SINGER AND JULIE'S NAME CAME UP.

THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT JULIE'S VOICE

THAT HAD THAT QUALITY THAT WAS KIND OF MERIDA'S SPIRIT.

IT'S MESMERIZING.

Neff: BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE.

ON THE NIGHT OF THE OSCARS,

DISNEY RAN A TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE.

[ FOWLIS SINGING IN GAELIC ]

FORTY MILLION PEOPLE HEARD JULIE FOWLIS

SING A LOVE SONG IN SCOTTISH GAELIC,

THE LANGUAGE SHE'S WORKED SO HARD TO PRESERVE.

Hart: THERE'S A SORT OF MYSTICISM

ABOUT THE GAELIC LANGUAGE THAT HAS FED

BRILLIANTLY INTO WHAT PIXAR ARE TRYING TO DO WITH "BRAVE."

BUT THERE'S NOTHING CALCULATED ABOUT WHAT JULIE DOES.

IT'S HONEST AND IT'S TRUE.

Neff: THE GAELIC REVIVAL IS NOT ONLY ABOUT LANGUAGE

BUT ABOUT SCOTTISH IDENTITY AND ITS FUTURE

AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION.

IN 1707, SCOTLAND BECAME PART OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

THEY'VE BEEN ARGUING ABOUT IT EVER SINCE.

THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY, ONCE MARGINAL,

HAS EFFECTIVELY TAKEN OVER THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT.

AND THEY'RE USING MUSIC TO DO IT.

♪ ONE GREAT THING TO HAPPEN IN MY LIFE ♪

♪ IF THERE'S ONE GREAT DAY ♪

♪ IF THERE'S ONE GREAT HEIGHT ♪

THE SNP, AS IT'S CALLED, HAS A BOLD AND AN OLD IDEA.

Man: I WANT SCOTLAND

TO BE INDEPENDENT,

NOT BECAUSE I THINK WE ARE BETTER THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY

BUT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WE'RE AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER COUNTRY.

Neff: SCOTLAND'S POPULAR FIRST MINISTER, ALEX SALMOND,

SURROUNDED BY ALLIES FROM THE COUNTRY'S CREATIVE COMMUNITY,

IS CALLING FOR WHAT HE TERMS

"THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE IN 300 YEARS" --

A REFERENDUM IN 2014 ASKING SCOTLAND'S 5 MILLION PEOPLE

TO VOTE ON A SIMPLE QUESTION --

SHOULD SCOTLAND BE AN INDEPENDENT NATION?

I THINK IT'S A HUGELY IMPORTANT TIME IN SCOTLAND.

THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENCE,

BUT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS,

IT'S JUST ROLLED INTO MAINSTREAM POLITICS.

Neff: THE SNP'S HIP APPROACH TO POLITICS RELIES HEAVILY

ON HOME GROWN MUSIC --

LIKE THIS AD WITH THE EDINBURGH INDIE-ROCK BAND "JACKIL."

♪ TOGETHER WE'LL STAND, DIVIDED WE'LL FALL ♪

♪ COME ON, NOW, PEOPLE, LET'S GET ON THE BALL ♪

♪ AND WORK TOGETHER ♪

♪ COME ON, COME ON, LET'S WORK TOGETHER ♪

Neff: JULIE WAS NAMED AS THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT'S

FIRST AMBASSADOR TO THE GAELIC WORLD IN 2008,

AND SHE'S INDEED DIPLOMATIC ABOUT THE UPCOMING VOTE

ON INDEPENDENCE AND THE HIGH-PROFILE FIRST MINISTER.

DO YOU THINK THAT THE FIRST MINISTER SEES YOU

AS PART OF A PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN SCOTLAND --

A NATIONALIST MOVEMENT?

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ALEX SALMOND THINKS.

BUT I KNOW THAT HE USES MUSIC TO BOLSTER

THAT NATIONALIST KIND OF ARGUMENT.

Salmond: PEOPLE ARE ADDING DIFFERENT, NEW VOICES.

IT'S VERY, VERY EXCITING.

THIS IS A GENERATION WITH SOMETHING TO SAY.

I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE MOVEMENT IN SCOTLAND.

SCOTLAND HAS BEEN A NATION FOR A LONG TIME, OF COURSE,

BUT NONETHELESS, NATIONS ARE REVIVED.

NATIONS RISE AND FALL -- WE'RE NOW RISING AGAIN.

DO YOU SEE SCOTLAND AS ITS OWN COUNTRY?

IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT I COULD MAKE A SNAP DECISION ON AT ALL.

ALBEIT THAT, IN AN IDEAL WORLD, OF COURSE IT WOULD BE LOVELY

TO DO OUR OWN THING AND TO FEEL THAT YOU COULD STAND UP

AND CALL YOURSELF SCOTTISH, FIRST AND FOREMOST.

I THINK THE IDEA OF BEING BRITISH IS SOMETHING...

IT DOESN'T OFFEND ME IN ANY WAY AT ALL,

BUT I DON'T FEEL ANY CONNECTION TO THE TERM "BRITISH" AT ALL.

Neff: RIGHT NOW POLLS SHOW THE SCOTTISH PUBLIC

EXCITED ABOUT THE IDEA OF A VOTE

BUT CAUTIOUS ABOUT A BREAK WITH ENGLAND.

Rankin: I THINK, IF THE MAJORITY OF SCOTTISH PEOPLE

ARE IN FAVOR OF AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY,

THEN WE SHOULD ALL WORK OUR DAMNEDEST TO MAKE IT WORK,

TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

BUT THERE ARE SO MANY NEGATIVES AS WELL AS POSITIVES.

THERE'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN ANSWERED YET,

A LOT OF THINKING STILL TO BE DONE

ABOUT HOW THE ECONOMY WOULD BE STRUCTURED.

YOU KNOW, WHAT KIND OF DEFENSE WE WOULD HAVE,

WHAT WOULD EDUCATION BE LIKE?

HOW COULD WE AFFORD TO DO THE STUFF WE DO AT THE MOMENT?

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, MAYBE THE TIME IS NOT FAR OFF

WHEN SCOTS ARE READY TO

TAKE THAT STEP INTO THE FUTURE, FOR GOOD OR ILL, BECAUSE WE JUST

WANT TO DO IT, WE WANT TO GIVE IT A GO.

Neff: WHILE THE DEBATE RAGES IN SCOTLAND'S URBAN CENTERS,

EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW,

JULIE FOWLIS SPENDS HER TIME AT HOME IN THE HIGHLANDS,

FOCUSING ON LANGUAGE, MUSIC AND HISTORY.

IT'S LOVELY.

IT'S ALMOST GOT A KINDA HYMNICAL QUALITY, DOESN'T IT?

Man: IT DOES, YEAH.

Neff: TODAY, WITH LONG-TIME COLLABORATOR DUNCAN CHISHOLM,

JULIE AND EAMON ARE REHEARSING.

I'LL JUST GRAB THE WORDS AND WE CAN JUST TRY IT.

Neff: SETTING THE WORDS OF POET SORLEY MacLEAN --

AN EARLIER HERO OF THE GAELIC RENAISSANCE -- TO MUSIC.

Fowlis: ORIGINALLY A POEM.

PROBABLY MORE THAN 50 YEARS BETWEEN THE WORDS AND THE MUSIC.

RIGHT.

DO YOU WANT ME TO JUST READ THIS OUT, THEN?

AND YOU START PLAYING UNDERNEATH IT?

[ BABY CRYING ]

[ SINGING IN GAELIC ]

Neff: EAMON MET JULIE DURING A CULTURAL EXCHANGE

OF SCOTTISH AND IRISH MUSICIANS.

Eamon: SHE MANAGED

TO ENTICE ME OUT OF IRELAND.

NOT AN EASY THING TO DO, BUT THERE YOU ARE,

WE'RE HERE NOW, SO WE'RE ALL GOOD.

Neff: JULIE AND EAMON HAVE DECIDED TO ATTEND

THE PREMIERE OF "BRAVE" IN LOS ANGELES.

SHE'S AT THE SALON OF FASHION DESIGNER SANDRA MURRAY,

WHO ALSO HAILS FROM THE WESTERN ISLES OF SCOTLAND.

WHEN I THINK OF HOME, I THINK OF TWO COLORS.

I THINK OF THAT COLOR, AND I THINK OF THE WHITE SAND.

THIS IS ACTUALLY THE LOCH NESS TARTAN.

AH, IT IS?

Neff: JULIE, WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO YOU

TO REPRESENT SCOTLAND AT THIS PREMIERE?

IT'S SUCH A HUGE THING, AS ENTERTAINMENT, OF COURSE,

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT'S CELEBRATING SOMETHING

THAT HAS A TRADITION IN OUR CULTURE

THAT HAS BEEN SO STRONG HERE FOR SO LONG.

WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO SHOW OFF SCOTLAND,

TO SHOW OFF THE HIGHLANDS,

AND SHOW OFF THE CULTURE THAT WE HAVE.

Neff: HOLLYWOOD'S VERSION OF SCOTLAND

SPILLED OUT ONTO THE GREEN CARPET FOR THE "BRAVE" PREMIERE.

THERE WERE ACTORS, STARLETS.

EVEN THE FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND MADE AN APPEARANCE.

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE KIND OF ACHIEVED

A CERTAIN GOAL?

I CERTAINLY HAD NO INTENTIONS OF EVER WALKING A RED CARPET

INTO THE PREMIERE OF A DISNEY PIXAR FILM.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE DOING THIS.

BUT IT'S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO SEE THE FILM -- ESPECIALLY HERE.

Neff: INCREDIBLE, BUT EXHAUSTING.

AFTER THE EXCITEMENT OF THE PREMIERE,

SHE QUICKLY RETURNED TO THE HIGHLANDS...AND HOME.

Fowlis: OUR OLDEST DAUGHTER,

SHE CONVERSES NOW WITH ME IN GAELIC.

SO IT DOESN'T FEEL

LIKE SOMETHING ALIEN WE'RE SHARING WITH HER.

IT'S PART OF HER OWN FAMILY'S HERITAGE.

HER FATHER'S AN IRISH SPEAKER.

AND, OF COURSE, THE IRISH LANGUAGE

IS JUST A SKIP AWAY FROM SCOTTISH GAELIC.

[ FOWLIS SINGING IN GAELIC ]

Neff: "O NOBLE YOUTH WHO HAS LEFT ME"

IS HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD.

THE STORY OF AN UNWED GIRL WITH A CHILD,

ABANDONED BY HER BELOVED.

IT'S A WORK SONG SUNG BY WOMEN AS THEY SPUN WOOL INTO CLOTH.

I'M SCOTTISH, BORN HERE, BRED HERE,

LIVED HERE FOR MOST OF MY LIFE.

AND YET THERE'S ANOTHER SCOTLAND,

THERE'S ANOTHER PART OF SCOTLAND,

OVER ON THE WEST COAST, THE ISLANDS,

WHICH ARE MORE MYSTICAL,

AND WHICH HAVE STORIES THAT ARE HANDED DOWN

ABOUT PEOPLE I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

Neff: IT'S A SAD AND SOULFUL STORY,

WRIT LARGE AGAINST A TIMELESS LANDSCAPE.

Fowlis: THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT THESE SONGS.

THERE'S A GREAT HONESTY IN THEM.

WE'RE SINGING OLD, TRADITIONAL MATERIAL,

MESSAGES AND SONGS THAT HAVE BEEN SUNG FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

AND THEY HAVE A RESONANCE THAT'S AS VALID NOW

AS PERHAPS IT WAS MAYBE 500 YEARS AGO.

♪ HEY! ♪

COMING UP LATER ON "SOUND TRACKS,"

WE GO TO CHICAGO TO CATCH WYNTON MARSALIS

SPREADING THE GOSPEL OF JAZZ TO SOME LUCKY KIDS.

BUT FIRST, COME WITH ME TO SENEGAL

WHERE A FAMOUS AND VERY BRAVE MUSICIAN

TRIES TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

[ SINGING IN WOLOF ]

Werman: YOUSSOU N'DOUR

IS AFRICA'S BEST KNOWN LIVING SINGER.

HE'S WON A GRAMMY AND HAD A SMASH HIT

WITH NENEH CHERRY, THE TUNE "7 SECONDS."

♪ WE'RE SEVEN SECONDS AWAY ♪

♪ FOR JUST AS LONG AS I STAY ♪

Werman: N'DOUR'S LONGTIME FRIENDSHIP AND COLLABORATION

WITH PETER GABRIEL HAS PRODUCED A STRING OF DUETS.

♪ SOUMA YERGON ♪

THEIR FIRST ONE, "SHAKIN' THE TREE,"

PROMOTED WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

THE VIDEO FOR IT WAS FILMED IN N'DOUR'S HOME COUNTRY, SENEGAL.

♪ OH-HO ♪

♪ SOUMA YERGON ♪

♪ SOU NOU YERGON ♪

♪ WE ARE SHAKIN' ♪

Werman: BUT LAST YEAR, THE MUSIC STOPPED.

[ SPEAKING FRENCH ]

Werman: YOUSSOU N'DOUR ANNOUNCED HE WAS RUNNING

FOR PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL.

IT WAS A BOLD MOVE, BUT NOT SURPRISING

FOR A MAN WHO MIXES POLITICS AND MUSIC.

IT ALL BEGAN 25 YEARS EARLIER, WHEN N'DOUR SHARED THE STAGE

WITH PETER GABRIEL, TRACY CHAPMAN,

STING, AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN,

ON THE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TOUR FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.

Werman: N'DOUR WENT ON TO BECOME A U.N. AMBASSADOR

AND A TIRELESS CAMPAIGNER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.

BUT HE ALWAYS RETURNED HOME TO SENEGAL,

WHERE HE'S BUILT A MEDIA EMPIRE THAT INCLUDES

A RECORDING STUDIO, BEST-SELLING NEWSPAPER,

AND RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS.

[ MUEZZIN CALLING ]

IT WAS HERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF DAKAR

WHERE A YOUNG YOUSSOU N'DOUR FIRST REVEALED HIS GIFT.

I MET CHEIKH TIDIANE N'DOUR -- NO RELATION TO YOUSSOU --

WHO GAVE MUSIC LESSONS TO THE SINGER WHEN HE WAS 15.

AS A YOUNG SINGER IN DAKAR,

YOUSSOU N'DOUR BECAME FAMOUS

FOR MIXING AFRICAN AND LATIN MUSIC

AND CREATING AN ORIGINAL SENEGALESE SOUND

KNOWN AS "MBALAX."

IN THE 1980s, N'DOUR WAS A FRONT MAN

FOR THE POPULAR DANCE BAND SUPER ETOILE DE DAKAR.

TOGETHER THEY LAUNCHED THE MBALAX SOUND AROUND THE WORLD.

YOUSSOU N'DOUR COMES FROM A LONG LINE OF GRIOTS,

WEST AFRICAN STORYTELLERS AND MUSICIANS.

AND THAT TRADITIONAL SENEGALESE VOICE,

COMBINED WITH A MODERN POLITICAL AWARENESS, WAS FRESH.

[ HORN HONKS ]

Werman: YOUSSOU N'DOUR GREW UP HERE

IN THE STREETS OF MEDINA,

A WORKING CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD IN DAKAR.

TODAY, HE FEELS A RESPONSIBILITY TO HIS ROOTS.

Werman: N'DOUR WAS BORN IN 1959,

ON THE EVE OF SENEGAL'S INDEPENDENCE.

AND PART OF HIS SUCCESS IS LINKED

TO SENEGAL'S SUCCESSFUL DEMOCRACY.

BUT THAT DEMOCRACY BEGAN TO FALL APART

UNDER THE RULE OF PRESIDENT ABDOULAYE WADE.

[ RAP SONG PLAYS ]

AFTER TWO TERMS IN OFFICE, HIS PEOPLE STILL BATTLED

UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE RISING COST OF LIVING.

WADE SQUANDERED STATE FUNDS ON "LEGACY PROJECTS" --

LIKE THIS $27 MILLION MONUMENT --

AND WAS ACCUSED OF CRONYISM AND CORRUPTION.

FOR N'DOUR, IT WAS TIME TO TAKE HIS ACTIVISM TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

HE FOUNDED A CITIZEN MOVEMENT KNOWN AS FEKKEE MA CI BOOLE,

WHICH MEANS "BECAUSE I AM A WITNESS, I PLAY A PART."

LESS THAN A YEAR LATER,

HE ANNOUNCED HE WAS

QUITTING MUSIC

AND RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

BACK IN THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD OF MEDINA,

I FOUND YOUSSOU'S FATHER,

ELIMAN N'DOUR, WHO REMEMBERED

A SURPRISE PHONE CALL ONE MORNING.

YOUSSOU N'DOUR, WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL?

Werman: N'DOUR KICKED OFF HIS CAMPAIGN WITH A MUSIC VIDEO.

SOME IN SENEGAL QUESTIONED WHETHER A GRIOT SINGER

WITHOUT A HIGHER EDUCATION COULD EVER BE ELECTED PRESIDENT.

BUT N'DOUR POSITIONED HIMSELF AS A CANDIDATE OF THE PEOPLE.

Werman: WADE'S GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN,

SERIGNE MBACKE NDIAYE, DISMISSED N'DOUR

AS A REAL CANDIDATE.

Werman: AND YOUSSOU N'DOUR WASN'T ALONE.

OTHER YOUNGER MUSICIANS HAD TAKEN UP THE CAUSE.

DJILY BAGHDAD USES RAP TO PROTEST THE TOUGH CONDITIONS

FACING HIS GENERATION.

♪ BAGHDAD THE NAME, SO IT'S RIGHTEOUS THAT I ROCK ♪

♪ I'M A LYRICAL GENIUS, I MAKE MIRACLE WHEN I RAP ♪

Werman: DJILY IS PART OF A YOUTH MOVEMENT

THAT ROSE UP TO ROCK THE VOTE.

IT'S CALLED "Y'EN A MARRE," OR "WE'RE FED UP."

Baghdad: "Y'EN A MARRE" IS A FLASHLIGHT

TO LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON

BETWEEN THE POLITICS AND THE SOCIETY.

WE WANT THE REGULAR SENEGALESE PEOPLE TO BE MORE AWARE

OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND TO PARTICIPATE

IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.

Werman: IN SENEGAL, 60% OF THE ELECTORATE ARE

UNDER THE AGE OF 25.

SO THE YOUNG RAPPERS ARE THE GRIOTS OF THEIR GENERATION.

THEY TARGETED PRESIDENT WADE WITH THEIR HIT "Faux Pas Forcé,"

OR "DON'T FORCE IT!"

♪ ABDOULAYE ♪

♪ FAUX PAS FORCE ♪

♪ FAUX PAS FORCE ♪

♪ ABDOULAYE ♪

Man: THEY ARE ALWAYS IN FRONT,

AND THEY ARE CHALLENGING THE POLICEMEN

WITH THIS, "LIBERATE THE PEOPLE, LIBERATE THE PEOPLE."

Werman: IN THE VIDEO, "Y'EN A MARRE"

IMPLORE PRESIDENT WADE TO STEP DOWN.

THE RAPPERS HELPED SWEEP WADE TO POWER IN 2000,

BUT THEY FELT HE HADN'T DELIVERED ON HIS PROMISES.

Baghdad: WE SAID TO ABDOULAYE WADE THAT

WE RELIED ON YOU IN 2000, BUT YOU BETRAYED US.

Man: THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE VERY FRUSTRATED,

ARE VERY COURAGEOUS.

THEY WANT TO BUILD A NEW SENEGALESE CITIZENSHIP.

[ RAP PLAYING ]

Werman: DESPITE GROWING UNPOPULARITY,

PRESIDENT WADE REFUSED TO STEP DOWN.

WHEN HE DECLARED HE WOULD RUN

FOR AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL THIRD TERM,

PROTESTS ERUPTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

[ GUNFIRE ]

[ COUGHING, HORNS HONKING ]

IT WAS SOME OF THE WORST VIOLENCE SENEGAL HAD EVER SEEN.

AS THE ELECTION APPROACHED,

THE COUNTRY TEETERED ON THE EDGE.

BUT THE OPPOSITION MOVEMENT

REFUSED TO LET THEIR DEMOCRACY BE HIJACKED.

ON A TECHNICALITY, THE GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO PUT

YOUSSOU N'DOUR'S NAME ON THE BALLOT,

BUT HE FOUGHT BACK.

WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY IS MOST OF THE SENEGALESE PEOPLE

WANT HIM TO GO AND TODAY

THE PEOPLE OF SENEGAL ARE READY TO TELL HIM THE RIGHTS --

WE'RE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS,

NOT FOR THE VIOLENCE, WE'RE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS!

[ CHEERING ]

THIS IS A HUGE MESSAGE FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT.

THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL RULE IN A COUNTRY KNOWING THAT,

FROM NOW ON PEOPLE ARE GOING TO STAND UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS.

THINGS ARE REALLY CHANGING.

AND NOW WE HAVE LIKE NEW KEEPERS OF THE CASTLE,

AND THE CASTLE IS THE DEMOCRACY.

Baghdad: WE DON'T MIND BEING KILLED BY THE POLICE...

IF THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES FOR SENEGAL

TO HAVE A CHANGE FOR GOOD,

WE'RE READY TO BE SACRIFICED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.

WE'RE READY.

Man: PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY,

FOR THE RULE OF LAW AND FOR THE RESPECT

OF THE CONSTITUTION.

AND PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH

THESE LIES OF MANY POLITICIANS IN OUR COUNTRY.

Werman: IT WAS TIME FOR THE SENEGALESE TO TAKE

THE PROTEST TO THE POLLS.

YOUSSOU N'DOUR CAST HIS VOTE AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN DAKAR.

Baghdad: PEOPLE DIED IN THE FIGHT.

SOME PEOPLE LOST THEIR SONS,

SOME PEOPLE LOST THEIR FATHERS.

AND ALL THAT BECAUSE OF ABDOULAYE WADE, YOU KNOW.

HE HANGED ON TO THE POWER.

HE WAS CHOKING OUR DEMOCRACY UNTIL HIS LAST BREATH.

Werman: WOULD SENEGAL SHINE AGAIN AS THE BRIGHT STAR

OF AFRICAN DEMOCRACY?

AFTER A TENSE RUN-OFF, THE STRUGGLE

OF Y'EN A MARRE, YOUSSOU N'DOUR,

AND COUNTLESS CITIZEN ACTIVISTS PAID OFF.

A NEW PRESIDENT WAS DECLARED --

THE LEADING OPPOSITION CANDIDATE, MACKY SALL.

IN DAKAR, THE CROWDS RETURNED TO OBELISK SQUARE,

WHICH ONLY MONTHS BEFORE HAD BEEN THE SCENE

OF SO MUCH CONFLICT.

MUSIC AND DEMOCRACY WERE ONCE AGAIN UNITED IN DAKAR.

Baghdad: WE HAVE TO WORK HARD,

EVEN HARDER THAN WE DID BEFORE.

AND WE'RE READY, WE'RE READY TO TAKE THAT CHALLENGE

AND HOPEFULLY WITHIN 5 OR 10 YEARS,

THE FACE OF SENEGAL WILL BE CHANGING, YOU KNOW.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING.

Werman: BUT FIRST THERE WOULD BE A CELEBRATION.

THE NEWLY INAUGURATED PRESIDENT NAMED YOUSSOU N'DOUR

AS HIS MINISTER FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM.

AND HE RETURNED TO THE STAGE WITH A FREE CONCERT.

FOR N'DOUR, THAT NIGHT CELEBRATING DEMOCRACY IN SENEGAL

TOOK HIM BACK 25 YEARS

TO MEMORIES OF THAT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL TOUR.

[ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ]

♪ A PAIR OF SHOES FOR EVERY MAN ♪

♪ A PAIR OF SHOES FOR EVERY MAN ♪

♪ A PAIR OF SHOES FOR EVERY MAN ♪

JUST AHEAD, OUR GLOBAL HIT FROM ICELAND.

BUT FIRST, SWEET HOME CHICAGO.

WE CATCH UP WITH JAZZ LEGEND WYNTON MARSALIS.

[ BIG BAND MUSIC PLAYS ]

Bloom: CHICAGO -- A GREAT JAZZ TOWN.

I'M HERE TO SEE WYNTON MARSALIS AND HIS BAND ON TOUR.

THEY'VE GOT SOLD OUT CONCERTS AT SYMPHONY HALL.

[ LOUIS ARMSTRONG SINGING ]

MANY JAZZ LEGENDS CALL CHICAGO HOME.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG BLEW THE MUSIC TO NEW HEIGHTS HERE.

IT'S WHERE BENNY GOODMAN FIRST PICKED UP HIS CLARINET.

THE MUSIC LIVES ON IN CLUBS LIKE THE JAZZ SHOWCASE,

WHICH HAS BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 65 YEARS.

EVERYONE'S PLAYED HERE, FROM DIZZY GILLESPIE TO ART BLAKEY.

I GREW UP LISTENING TO JAZZ WITH MY FATHER.

BUT AS I LOOK AT SOME OF THE OLD POSTERS ON THE WALL,

I WONDER IF JAZZ --

WHICH ONCE SYMBOLIZED AMERICA --

COULD BE FADING INTO THE SHADOWS.

1, 2, 1, 2...

OH!

Bloom: NO ONE'S MORE DETERMINED THAN WYNTON MARSALIS

TO KEEP JAZZ ALIVE.

I CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AS HE AND HIS BAND WERE REHEARSING

A SPECIAL CONCERT FOR KIDS.

HAH!

♪ IT DON'T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING ♪

Bloom: IT'S PART OF WYNTON'S MISSION

TO INTRODUCE JAZZ CLASSICS TO A YOUNGER GENERATION.

WE'RE HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPOSER

IN THE HISTORY OF JAZZ, DUKE ELLINGTON.

Bloom: MORE AND MORE, WYNTON THE MUSICIAN

HAS TAKEN ON THE ROLE OF WYNTON THE TEACHER,

TURNING KIDS ON TO THE LEGENDS OF JAZZ.

DUKE ELLINGTON!

All: DUKE ELLINGTON!

DUUUKE ELLINGTON!

DUUUKE ELLINGTON!

Y'ALL GETTING CLOSE TO IT!

Bloom: YOUR JOB IS, IN SOME SENSE,

TO DEFINE JAZZ.

YOU'RE NOT JUST A PRACTITIONER.

DO YOU FEEL THAT RESPONSIBILITY ON YOUR SHOULDERS?

Marsalis: I'M A MEMBER OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURE,

AN AMERICAN CULTURE.

I WAS RAISED, MY FATHER'S A JAZZ MUSICIAN.

I HAVE A UNIQUE LOOK AT THE ART FORM

BECAUSE I WAS RAISED IN IT, AND I'M KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT IT.

THE OLDER MUSICIANS TRUSTED IN ME,

THEY TAUGHT ME CERTAIN THINGS, THEY TREATED ME A CERTAIN WAY,

REALLY LIKE I WAS THEIR SON AND GRANDSON.

AND THEY GAVE ME CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION

WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT I WOULD REPRESENT IT.

Bloom: WYNTON MAKES A POINT OF ADDING KIDS CONCERTS

TO HIS REGULAR TOURS.

IT'S A CHANCE FOR FAMILIES TO GET A TASTE OF THE MUSIC.

BACKSTAGE, WYNTON AND HIS JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA

PREP SERIOUSLY FOR THIS YOUNG AUDIENCE.

IN HIS FIFTIES NOW, AND A FATHER HIMSELF,

WYNTON'S ACUTELY AWARE OF HIS PLACE IN THE WORLD.

Marsalis: WE'RE ADULTS,

WE SET THE KIDS' HORIZON OF ASPIRATIONS.

WE HAVE A KID IN US, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE KIDS.

YOU AND I ARE NOT GOING TO PLAY WITH ACTION FIGURES, EVER AGAIN,

EXCEPT MAYBE WHEN WE'RE REALLY OLD.

WE MIGHT GO BACK TO THAT.

SO WE SET THE PALETTE FOR THEM.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO BRING THEM INTO THEIR ADULTHOOD

AND THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF WHO THEY ARE

BECAUSE WE'RE THE MOST PREPARED TO DO THAT FOR THEM.

AND IF WE DON'T DO IT, THEN WHO'S GOING TO DO IT?

[ APPLAUSE ]

Bloom: ON STAGE, WYNTON DELIVERS THE GOSPEL OF JAZZ.

Marsalis: DUKE ELLINGTON WAS A COMPOSER.

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A COMPOSER?

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? YES?

Girl: SOMEONE WHO WRITES MUSIC.

Marsalis: YOU'RE A GENIUS.

THAT'S RIGHT, A COMPOSER IS

SOMEONE WHO WRITES MUSIC.

NOW, DUKE ELLINGTON WROTE A CERTAIN TYPE OF MUSIC.

AND THIS MUSIC WAS CALLED

SWING MUSIC -- LET ME HEAR YOU SAY "SWING."

SWING. SWING.SWING.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT SWING MEANS?

Marsalis: JAZZ MUSIC TEACHES YOU TWO FUNDAMENTAL THINGS

THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW AS A KID.

THERE'S SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOU,

THAT YOU SHOULD RESPECT AND HONOR.

AND ONLY YOU HAVE IT.

AND MAYBE PEOPLE TEASE YOU ABOUT IT, MAYBE YOU STUTTER,

MAYBE YOU THINK THAT YOUR HEAD IS TOO BIG,

OR MAYBE YOU HAVE A CERTAIN TYPE OF LISP,

OR WHATEVER YOU HAVE, HAVE RESPECT FOR THAT,

THAT'S YOU, AND PUT THAT THROUGH YOUR HORN.

YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE LIKE TO MAKE FUN OF?

MAYBE YOUR HEAD IS SHAPED A CERTAIN WAY,

OR YOU LIKE TO STILL SUCK YOUR THUMB?

OR YOU STUTTER OR YOU HAVE SOMETHING

THAT OTHER PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND?

DUKE ELLINGTON LOVED THAT.

ANYTHING YOU HAD THAT MADE YOU BE YOU,

HE WOULD ALWAYS SAY, "LET'S DEAL WITH THAT."

SO WHEN HE STARTED TO PICK MUSICIANS,

HE WENT BY ONE RULE.

AND I WANT YOU ALL TO LISTEN TO THIS AND REPEAT IT.

HE WOULD ALWAYS SAY, "BE A NUMBER-ONE YOURSELF

AND NOT A NUMBER-TWO SOMEBODY ELSE."

LET ME HEAR YOU ALL, HIT ME WITH THAT!

Audience: BE A NUMBER-ONE YOURSELF

AND NOT A NUMBER-TWO SOMEBODY ELSE.

THAT'S REAL SLOPPY. LET ME HEAR THAT AGAIN.

AND THE SECOND THING IT TEACHES YOU IS THAT

ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THAT, TOO.

SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FOR

THEIR INDIVIDUALITY AND THEIR PERSONHOOD

AS THEY HAVE FOR YOURS.

[ PLAYING "TAKE THE A-TRAIN" ]

AND THAT YOU CAN GET TOGETHER WITH THEM AND YOU ALL CAN FIND

A MUTUAL AGENDA AND WORK IT OUT,

UNDER THE PRESSURE OF TIME.

IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN WHEN YOU WRITE ABOUT,

KIND OF THAT BEAUTIFUL TENSION BETWEEN,

SORT OF, SELF-EXPRESSION AND SELF-SACRIFICE?

Marsalis: RIGHT. THAT'S THE KEY TO LIFE.

IT'S FIVE OF US AT THIS TABLE,

AND THERE'S ENOUGH CHICKEN FOR THREE.

NOW, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PORTION THIS CHICKEN

SO THAT YOU GET SOMETHING, BUT FIVE OF US ARE GOING TO EAT.

BUT THE DIFFERENCE WITH JAZZ IS,

THERE'S NO ONE PERSON TO TELL YOU THAT.

ALL FIVE HAVE TO COME TO THAT UNDERSTANDING

AND SAY, "HERE, YOU CAN HAVE SOME OF THIS."

Man: THIS IS YOUR TIME TO PREPARE, BE IT MUSIC,

BE IT ARTS AND SCIENCE.

NO MATTER WHAT THE DECISION IS, YOU HAVE TO SPEND YOUR TIME

RIGHT NOW TO BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION OF YOUR HOUSE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GOOD FOUNDATION TO YOUR HOUSE,

YOUR HOUSE WON'T STAND VERY LONG, RIGHT?

Bloom: THE LESSONS CONTINUE BEYOND THE CONCERT HALL.

BEFORE THE BIG EVENING SHOW, WYNTON SENDS OUT TWO MEMBERS

OF HIS BAND TO RUN A WORKSHOP AT KENWOOD ACADEMY,

A HIGH SCHOOL ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE.

IT'S A RARE CHANCE FOR YOUNG JAZZ MUSICIANS

TO LEARN FROM VETERANS WHO'VE MADE IT,

LIKE CLARINETIST VICTOR GOINES

AND TROMBONE PLAYER VINCENT GARDNER.

SO WHAT'S THE BIGGEST GIG YOU'VE DONE, LIKE BOTH OF YOU GUYS?

THIS IS MY BIGGEST GIG TO DATE, TO BE WITH YOU GUYS.

WHAT GIG IS BIGGER THAN THIS?

NONE. I'M INFLUENCING THE NEXT GENERATION

OF GREAT JAZZ MUSICIANS.

THAT'S A BIG RESPONSIBILITY.

Bloom: WHICH INCLUDES HELPING STUDENTS UNDERSTAND

THE EXTRAORDINARY DISCIPLINE IT TAKES TO MAKE IT

AS A PROFESSIONAL JAZZ MUSICIAN.

THAT'S WHY IN THE CLINICS, THE MUSIC TIPS

START TO SOUND LIKE PHILOSOPHY.

ONCE YOU ACTUALLY PUT YOURSELF IN A SITUATION

WHERE YOU FIND THINGS THAT CREATE CHALLENGES FOR YOU,

DON'T AVOID THEM, GO TOWARD THEM.

ADDRESS THEM -- LIKE IF SOMETHING IS TOO FAST,

LIKE THE PARTS ON "GIANT STEPS,"

THEN PLAY THEM SLOWER.

PUT THE METRONOME ON A SLOWER TEMPO, WORK THEM OUT SLOWLY.

SO THIS TIME I'M GOING TO PLAY WITH HER...

Goines: IN MUSIC, AND SPECIFICALLY JAZZ, YOU HAVE TO

BE WILLING TO "WOOD SHED" -- SIT DOWN, LIKE IN THE OLD DAYS,

WOOD SHED WAS SOMEBODY WHO'D WHITTLE WITH A PIECE OF WOOD

UNTIL THEY FINALLY CARVED OUT WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO GET TO.

WELL, THE JAZZ MUSICIAN IS THE SAME THING,

YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND PUT IN THE HOURS

TO START TO PERFECT YOUR CRAFT.

1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2...

Girl: IT'S NOT EVERY DAY THAT YOU GET TO TALK TO

AND HAVE LIKE A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH PEOPLE

WHO ARE IN MUSIC AND WHO ARE GOOD AT IT,

SO I THINK THAT'S WHY IT WAS MAGICAL TO ME.

Bloom: FOR WYNTON, THE MAGIC CAME EARLY.

THAT'S HIM ON THE RIGHT, NEXT TO OLDER BROTHER BRANFORD,

THE SAXOPHONE PLAYER.

WYNTON WAS BORN IN NEW ORLEANS,

ONE OF SIX SONS OF ELLIS MARSALIS, A JAZZ PIANIST.

HE BEGAN PERFORMING AT AGE EIGHT.

Goines: WYNTON, AS A KID, WAS SORT OF LIKE WYNTON THE ADULT,

ONLY AS A KID.

YOU COULD TELL THAT THE TALENT WAS THERE AND HE WAS VERY

UNIQUE, AND DRIVEN.

Marsalis: I DON'T MEAN TO SOUND ARROGANT.

I MADE GOOD GRADES, I COULD PLAY BALL.

I COULD FIGHT, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER.

WHATEVER I DID, I COULD PRETTY MUCH NEGOTIATE MY WAY

TO BE DECENT AROUND IT.

Bloom: WYNTON'S MUSICAL SKILLS CAUGHT EVERYONE'S ATTENTION.

DRUMMER ART BLAKEY RECRUITED HIM OUT OF MUSIC SCHOOL IN 1980

TO JOIN HIS BAND, "THE JAZZ MESSENGERS."

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ BAND PLAYS "BLACK AND TAN FANTASY" ]

Bloom: TODAY, WYNTON'S THE MENTOR

AND ALWAYS ON THE LOOK-OUT FOR NEW TALENT.

HE MET HIS DRUMMER, ALI JACKSON,

AT A JAZZ CLINIC IN DETROIT.

ALI WAS JUST 12 YEARS OLD.

AND I MET HIM AND HE SHOOK MY HAND AND LIKE

HE RUBBED MY HEAD LIKE YOU KNOW, LIKE YOU DO WITH LITTLE KIDS.

Marsalis: AND I WOULD SAY, "WHO WANTS TO COME UP AND PLAY?"

AND THEY COME UP AND THE STUDENTS

ALWAYS IDENTIFY THEM AS THE BEST ONES.

ALI COULD PLAY -- HE COULD PLAY THE PIANO AND DRUMS.

Bloom: ALI'S BEEN WYNTON'S DRUMMER FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.

Ali: WE'RE FAMILY.

I'VE KNOWN HIM SINCE I WAS A BOY.

HE WATCHED ME GROW AS A YOUNG MAN.

YOU KNOW, WE HAD TOUGH MOMENTS,

LIKE PERSONALLY, MUSICALLY,

BUT IT'S AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

Goines: I SEE A LOT OF GREAT YOUNG PLAYERS

ALL OVER THE PLACE.

THAT'S VERY ENCOURAGING TO ME, AS SOMEONE WHO WENT FROM BEING

THE YOUNGEST PERSON IN THE BANDSTAND TO THE OLDEST PERSON

ON THE BANDSTAND.

SO JAZZ IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. IT'S GOING TO OUTLIVE US ALL.

BELIEVE ME.

[ PLAYING "IN THE MOOD" ]

Marsalis: I GREW UP IN THAT CULTURE,

SO I UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS.

IT WILL ALWAYS BE AN HONOR FOR ME.

IF I LIVE TO BE 95 AND I CAN CREEP UP ON A BANDSTAND

AND HIT TWO OR THREE NOTES, IT'S GOING TO BE THE SAME HONOR,

TO PLAY THIS MUSIC.

IT IS AN HONOR.

[ APPLAUSE ]

♪ YOU'VE GOT A RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE ♪

♪ STANDING IN THAT OLD FIELD... ♪

♪ I SAID THAT YOU'VE GOT A RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE ♪

♪ STANDING IN THAT OLD FIELD ♪

Bloom: WYNTON'S BEEN A JAZZ PHILOSOPHER FOR A LONG TIME NOW.

ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS KEEP PASSING IT ON.

♪ BABY, YOU'VE GOT A RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE ♪

THAT'S WHAT I WANT THEM TO KNOW --

YOU'VE GOT A RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE.

♪ IT TAKES AN OCEAN TO SEE THE LAND ♪

♪ FOOTPRINTS EVERYWHERE WE STAND ♪

♪ IT TAKES A LIFETIME TO PLAY ONE HAND ♪

♪ A PAIR OF SHOES FOR EVERY MAN ♪

FINALLY TONIGHT, OUR GLOBAL HIT.

THE BAND IS FROM ICELAND.

"OF MONSTERS AND MEN" IS THE NAME.

YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD THEIR SUMMER HIT, "LITTLE TALKS,"

WHICH WE LIKED SO MUCH WE MADE IT OUR THEME SONG.

OUR REPORTER ARUN RATH CAUGHT UP WITH THE BAND ON TOUR IN L.A.

Rath: "OF MONSTERS AND MEN" GOT THEIR START

WHEN THEY WON A BATTLE OF THE BANDS IN ICELAND.

FROM THERE, UNLIKELY POP STARDOM.

♪ DON'T LISTEN TO A WORD I SAY ♪

♪ HEY! ♪

♪ THE SCREAMS ALL SOUND THE SAME ♪

♪ HEY! ♪

♪ ALTHOUGH THE TRUTH MAY VARY ♪

♪ THIS SHIP WILL CARRY ♪

♪ OUR BODIES SAFE TO SHORE ♪

THEIR VIDEO FOR "LITTLE TALKS" IS AN EPIC ICELANDIC SAGA,

A MYTHICAL AND WHIMSICAL JOURNEY FILLED WITH MAGIC AND MONSTERS.

THEY CALL THEIR SOUND "HONEST MUSIC."

NO OVERDUBBING, NO SPECIAL EFFECTS,

JUST PURE, UNPLUGGED POP FROM THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE.

♪ I HEARD THEM CALLING IN THE DISTANCE ♪

♪ SO I PACKED MY THINGS AND RAN ♪

♪ FAR AWAY FROM ALL THE TROUBLE ♪

♪ I HAD CAUSED WITH MY TWO HANDS ♪

♪ ALONE WE TRAVELED ARMED WITH NOTHING ♪

♪ BUT A SHADOW ♪

♪ WE FLED FAR AWAY ♪

♪ HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ THROUGH THE WOODS WE RAN ♪

♪ DEEP INTO THE MOUNTAIN SOUND ♪

♪ HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW ♪

♪ SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ THROUGH THE WOODS ♪

♪ WE RAN ♪

♪ SOME HAD SCARS AND SOME HAD SCRATCHES ♪

♪ IT MADE ME WONDER ABOUT THEIR PAST ♪

♪ AND AS I LOOKED AROUND ♪

♪ I BEGAN TO NOTICE ♪

♪ THAT WE WERE NOTHING LIKE THE REST ♪

♪ HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ THROUGH THE WOODS WE RAN ♪

♪ DEEP INTO THE MOUNTAIN SOUND ♪

♪ HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW ♪

♪ SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ THROUGH THE WOODS WE ♪

♪ RAN ♪

♪ WHOA-OH-OH-OH-OH ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ WHOA-OH, WHOA-OH ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ LA LA OOH ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ THROUGH THE WOODS WE RAN ♪

♪ DEEP INTO THE MOUNTAIN SOUND ♪

♪ HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ THROUGH THE WOODS WE ♪

♪ RAN ♪

♪ HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ THROUGH THE WOODS WE RAN ♪

♪ DEEP INTO THE MOUNTAIN SOUND ♪

♪ HOLD YOUR HORSES NOW ♪

♪ SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ THROUGH THE WOODS WE ♪

♪ RAN ♪

♪ LA LA LA ♪

♪ WHOA-OH-OH-OH-OH ♪

♪ LA LA LA ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN ♪

♪ LA LA LA ♪

♪ WHOA-OH WHOA-OH ♪

♪ LA LA LA ♪

♪ WE SLEEP UNTIL THE SUN GOES ♪

♪ DOWN ♪♪♪

HELL TO THE YEAH!

HELL YEAH!

THANK YOU. AMAZING.

♪ KEEP THE SONGS, KEEP COMING BACK ♪

♪ MILES AND MILES AND MILES OF TRACK ♪

♪ KEEPS THE SONGS, KEEP COMING BACK ♪

♪ MILES AND MILES AND MILES OF TRACK ♪

♪ KEEPS THE SONGS, KEEP COMING BACK ♪

♪ THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE ♪

♪ TO HEAR ME SAY ♪

♪ TOO CLOSE NOW TO GET AWAY ♪

♪ IT TAKES A LIFETIME TO PLAY ONE HAND ♪

♪ A PAIR OF SHOES FOR EVERY MAN ♪

♪ A PAIR OF SHOES FOR EVERY MAN ♪

♪ A PAIR OF SHOES ♪

♪ FOR EVERY MAN ♪♪♪

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