Preview: Stewart Copeland’s Adventures in Music

Francis Ford Coppola - Stewart Copeland

In this second episode, Telling Tales, Stewart Copeland continues his mission to understand how music works by exploring its extraordinary power to tell stories.

His journey includes meetings with his old friend Francis Ford Coppola, who explains how simple musical devices transformed the most famous scenes in his classic films The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.

Plus Sting (pictured) describes the secrets of his songwriting process; rapper Talib Kweli looks at the power of music in protest and the French-Cuban Ibeyi sisters show how music has kept the Yoruban tradition alive.

Finally Stewart meets the man who composed one of the shortest but most effective musical stories ever written – the Intel bongs!

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