Music & Dance


New! The War on Disco 52 min.

The War on Disco explores the culture war that erupted over the rise of disco music. Originating in underground Black and gay clubs, disco unseated rock as America’s most popular music by the late 1970s. But many diehard rock fans viewed disco as shallow and superficial. The hostility came to a head on July 12, 1979, when a riot broke out at “Disco Demolition Night” at a baseball game in Chicago.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

In the Making (American Masters) 85 min.

Follow two performers as they break down barriers in music. Opera singer J’Nai Bridges takes the stage in “A Knee on the Neck,” a choral tribute to George Floyd. Country artist Rissi Palmer redefines success as she works on her latest album, while uplifting other artists of color in the Americana genres.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music 107 min.

Rich with stunning musical performances, the documentary Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music captures Taylor Mac’s marathon, 24-hour immersive theatrical experience. The one-time-only concert offered an alternative take on U.S. history, narrated through popular music performed by Mac (accompanied by a 24-piece orchestra) in elaborate, decade-specific costumes.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Albéniz: Portraits of Spain (Great Performances: Now Hear This, Season 4) 55 min.

Like Scarlatti before him, Isaac Albeniz was a keyboard composer captivated by Spain. Scott Yoo travels with guitarist Manuel Barrueco and pianist Juan Perez Floristan through the great Spanish cities of Andalusia, to see how Albeniz captured their culture, history and sounds in a brilliant series of musical portraits, his most celebrated works.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Andy Akiho Found (His) Sound (Great Performances: Now Hear This, Season 4) 54 min.

Scott Yoo follows composer, steel pan virtuoso and video artist Andy Akiho through New York, to figure out how this musical visionary has combined Caribbean, Asian and jazz influences to become one of the most in-demand composers today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Great Performances: Now Hear This (Season 4) 240 min.

Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, in Now Hear This, a new four-part documentary miniseries presented by Great Performances that merges music, storytelling, and travel, as he chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Piazzolla’s History with Tango (Great Performances: Now Hear This, Season 4) 54 min.

Scott Yoo and his wife Alice Dade, a leading flutist, travel to Buenos Aires to discover the music of Astor Piazzolla, who fell in love with tango. Then fell out of love. Then tango fell out of love with him. Scott and Alice play with Argentina’s greatest musicians and dancers, to find out if Piazzolla and tango could ever reconcile.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Schumann: Genius and Madness (Great Performances: Now Hear This, Season 4) 54 min.

Many composers have struggled with mental health problems, few more famously than Robert Schumann. Scott goes to Scotland, Germany and France, with cellist Bion Tsang, psychiatrist and pianist Dr. Richard Kogan and other fascinating musicians and scholars, to understand the connection between mental health and creativity in the work of Schumann and other great artists.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

New to Our Collection! GodChaserz: The Documentary 74 min.

A story showcasing Godchaserz Entertainment's 15-year journey of bringing Christ-centered hip-hop to the world and what it looks like to run an independent record label focused on sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through hip-hop.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New to Our Collection! Sinéad O’Connor: Fearless 43 min.

Sinead O’Connor, one of the most well-known singers of the 80s, was loved for her authenticity and extraordinary connection with her audience. Her sudden passing leaves her voice forever lingering in the hearts of those who heard her music.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022