First Season of Rhythm Abroad Nominated for Two Taste Awards


(Los Angeles) Nov. 20, 2014 – Nominations for the 6th annual Taste Awards have been announced. Rhythm Abroad with Brittany Pierce earned nominations in two categories, Best Travel Program and Best Theme Music. The first season of Rhythm Abroad debuted in April, 2014. The series’ executive producer and host, Brittany Pierce, could not be happier about the response from both viewers and industry professionals. “It is very heart warming to have Rhythm Abroad recognized by leading lifestyle entertainment professionals. The crew and I have all enjoyed the process in bringing viewers a travel show that taps into the heart and soul of a culture in a very authentic way. Traveling and making good television is what we love and receiving such a positive response is icing on the cake.” says Brittany.

Winners of the Taste Awards will be announced on December 2nd. See the full list of finalists here. Winners will receive their honors on January 15, 2015 at a Red Carpet Hollywood Awards celebration.

To view episodic promos, behind the scenes footage and a gallery of Rhythm Abroad travel photos go here.

Season 1 of Rhythm Abroad is underwritten by Baggallini, presented by KQED, and nationally distributed by APT.


About Rhythm Abroad

The series follows the journey of Brittany Pierce, who serves as an inspiration for traveling to pursue culturally enriching experiences and becoming connected with people despite language barriers, through firsthand participation in dance and the arts. For more information visit here.


About Taste Awards

The Annual TASTE AWARDS are the original awards for the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry. Also known as the Tasty Awards, they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Home and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, on Radio and at Live Interactive Events.The Mission is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding excellence in video, film, mobile and interactive content focused on food, drink, fashion, design, travel and lifestyle. The Annual Awards have included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, and more. Visit here for more information.


About Baggallini

Baggallini was born from the idea that women need a stylish way to stay organized while traveling. They design handbags and travel accessories for women who embrace personal style with thoughtful function that enables and inspires a well ordered life, lived fully and beautifully. This wonderful line of handbags is sold throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Singapore, as well as on-line.


About KQED

KQED ( has served Northern California for more than 50 years and is affiliated with NPR and PBS. KQED owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area), KQED Plus (San Jose/Bay Area) and KQET 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); KQED Public Radio (88.5 FM San Francisco); and; and KQED Education. KQED Public Television, one of the most-watched public television stations in the country, is the producer/presenter of national programs such as Sound Tracks; California Forever; and Essential Pépin. KQED Public Radio is the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation and the most popular in the Bay Area. Visit here for more information.


About APT

American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. APT also has distributed about half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles for nearly 10 years. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Moyers & Company, NHK Newsline, Lidia’sKitchen, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, BBC World News and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Entering its 9th year, Create® TV — featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming — is distributed by APT. APT also distributes WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit here.


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