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.
If you ve seen the animated Pixar/Disney film, Brave, which is set in a fantasy medieval Scotland, you ve heard the voice of Scottish folk singer Julie Fowlis. She sings mainly in the Gaelic language or Gallic, as they say in Scotland and had a surprise hit in the UK a few years back with her version of the Beatles Blackbird. In this video, Fowlis performs Tha Mo Ghaol Air ird.'
The Gaelic revival is just part of a vibrant debate in Scotland. Here s a brief sample of opinions about an independent Scotland, featuring musician Julie Fowlis, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, and author Alan Bissett.
Interview with Julie Fowlis from the premiere for Brave at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
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