NEW YORK, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group (AIM TV) announced today that its internationally syndicated television series Raw Travel® will premiere "Raw Travel – The Musical" the weekend of May 8th & 9th. The episode will debut in 174 cities across the USA and feature travel through the eyes, ears, and hearts of musicians from various genres.
The line-up includes musician, author, and traveler Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady fame. Franz discusses transitioning from writing songs to writing books, including his debut book "The Humorless Ladies of Border Control," about Franz's entertaining experiences traveling and touring through the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia, and Mongolia. The interview features photos and anecdotes from Franz's travelogue as he traveled (mostly) solo and off-the-tourism-grid in trains, buses, and rental cars. Franz played "Do It Yourself" (DIY) pop-up concerts wherever amateur promoters booked him, and fans gathered. From cafes with stages to bare-boned squats or living rooms, Franz would hit a small, unheard-of town and get a crash course in culture shock, but always speaking the common language of a love of music.
The show also features a rare US television interview with the global sensation of Ukrainian gypsy-folk, world music band DakhaBrakha from Kyiv as they made their way to New York City on tour in the fall of 2019. DakhaBrakha is a worldwide sensation with a unique style of melding traditional, folkloric Slavic music with gypsy-punk and modern sounds of rap, hip-hop, and rock, resulting in a sometimes other-worldly but deeply moving sound. DakhaBrakha's performances in traditional Ukrainian dress with orchestral drums, accordions, cellos, and harmonicas only add to their performances' spiritual, energetic, and electric atmosphere.
The feature segment is an exclusive interview and look at legendary politically activist punk band Anti-Flag. Officially formed in the early 1990s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Anti-Flag has been at the forefront of socially conscious punk music for decades. They have worked with Greenpeace, Amnesty International and other organizations to raise awareness of pressing global social issues. Raw Travel caught up with the band during their stop in the New York City area in the fall of 2019 at an acoustic set at Long Island's Looney Tunes Records and the following night at the East Village's Mercury Lounge. The segment features an exclusive interview with founding members, singer and guitarist Justin Sane and drummer Pat Thetic. They share their views on how travel, punk music, and socially conscious lifestyle seamlessly fit together.
The final act features a pioneering rockabilly band from Bali, Indonesia, The Hydrant.
The Hydrant is well known in Indonesia and rockabilly subcultures worldwide. The Hydrant label their specific music "Rocka-A-Bali" as they masterfully mix influences from traditional Balinese sounds with the more modern stylings of today's rockabilly.
Visit www.RawTravel.tv for more info, www.RawTravel.tv/wheretowatch for local listings in all cities. A short trailer can be found at https://rawtravel.tv/video/814-trailer-raw-travel-the-musical/
ABOUT RAW TRAVEL TV
Raw Travel is the most watched authentic travel show on U.S. commercial television and is an adventure travel & lifestyle series showcasing socially and environmentally aware, independent travel. The series weaves together themes of eco-tourism, volun-tourism (giving back) with underground music and authentic culture in a unique way. Each weekend the show is seen in over 174 U.S. cities on local broadcast affiliates (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, etc.) and in several international territories (Asia, Africa, Europe, etc.) on outlets such as National Geographic, Amazon, Fox and more. Certain episodes can also be found on several major airlines (Delta, Air Canada, Finnair, etc.) and soon in Over the Top (digital) platforms as well. It is produced and distributed in house by AIM Tell-A-Vision (AIM TV). Visit www.RawTravel.tv for more information.
ABOUT AIM TELL-A-VISION GROUP
AIM Tell-A-Vision (AIM TV) is an independent content and distribution company founded by media entrepreneur Robert G. Rose. Since 2000, AIM TV has been producing and distributing positive, compelling content that reflects a mission of presenting "Media That Matters". Visit www.AIMTVGroup.com for more information.
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