Next Door Neighbors: Music City, USA focuses on the experiences of immigrants through music and diverse musical traditions through the stories of several foreign-born Nashvillians. From shores as distant as the Ivory Coast and Brazil to the heart of Tennessee, the documentary traces their musical voyages and discovers how they are forging paths in Nashville.
Nashville Public Television’s Emmy® Award winning Next Door Neighbors series looks at Nashville’s status as a new destination city for refugees and immigrants, and explores the rich diversity of people now calling Nashville home. Across the United States, mid-sized cities like Nashville, TN are experiencing unprecedented growth in their international populations. Together these communities are redefining the traditional international city on a smaller local scale. As our new neighbors rebuild their lives in Nashville, their experiences, contributions and conflicts impact the city, but they are challenged by isolation and barriers unknown to many Nashvillians. How Nashville addresses its changing demographic will be important for the future of similar communities across the country.