Today's Cue of the Week comes from The Amazing Race 17 (2010). Teams faced a variety of challenges in Ghana, including locating the country on an unlabelled map of Africa. This cue combines elements of traditional West African music—including mbira, marimba, and choir—with the orchestra to create a track that immediately transports the viewer to West Africa.


December 12, 2017

Scoring is underway for the Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be held February 3, 2018 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

December 4, 2017

The Amazing Race 30 premieres Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8/7c.

November 17, 2017

Old Stone, the award-winning film by Johnny Ma (and scored by Lee Sanders) opens this year's 48th International Film Festival of India. The festival will be held from November 20-28 in Goa.

November 11, 2017

Congratulations to the entire Principles of Curiosity team for our selection as Finalist in the Raw Science Film Festival 2017! The awards ceremony will take place Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA.

November 9, 2017

For Canadian visitors to the site: The Amazing Race Canada is still casting for next cycle! Applications may be submitted through November 29.

October 6, 2017

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of Lux in Effect—and especially director Iyin Landre—for our selection to the Orlando Film Festival!

September 27, 2017

The Amazing Race 30 begins filming with an open start in New York City's Washington Square Park this Sunday, October 1 at 11:30 AM. Be part of the audience as contestants embark on their next trip around the world!

September 12, 2017

The season finale of The Amazing Race: Canada is tonight at 8/7c on CTV.

September 5, 2017

Check out my brand-new FAQ for aspiring composers—more answers to questions will be coming in the days and weeks ahead.

I'm also planning a FAQ for filmmakers, so please send any questions you'd like me to tackle to Lee at sandersmusic dot net.

August 23, 2017

A little late on this one, but I just found out—Principles of Curiosity has won an Award of Merit from The IndieFEST film awards. Congratulations to Ryan Johnson, Brian Dunning, and the entire cast and crew!





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