The series was produced for the BBC by Falling Tree Productions, a company that specializes in radio documentary content. I first became aware of Falling Tree when I heard the excellent documentary, Blood Stained Banner, about the confederate flag. They do great stuff.
This new series is all first-person: there's a brief BBC-like intro to the documentary and then it's like you're sitting across the table from these fascinating people. Each episode is 15 mins long and can be heard on the BBC website, or if you subscribe to BBC Documentaries in ITunes.
- 1/5. Jesse Lee Jones explains how his love of country music took him from Brazil to Nashville.
- 2/5. A Venezuelan opera singer now living in Italy is the subject of today's programme.
- 3/5. Today's migrant swapped Cheltenham for Zanzibar because of his love of African music.
- 4/5. The wild freedom of Cajun music lured today's migrant to Louisiana.
- 5/5. Daniel Sanden-Warg was drawn to Norway for the hardanger fiddle - its national instrument