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Music Voyager
Genre: Cultural
The new travel-based music series MUSIC VOYAGER features host Jacob Edgar exploring thriving, exotic global music scenes to discover emerging talent. Edgar - an ethnomusicologist, cultural musician and music critic - travels all over the world to hear cutting-edge musicians and immerse himself in their cultures. In the series' first episode, Edgar ventures to Mumbai, Delhi to create a hit Bollywood song with vocalist Sona Mohapatra and meet Kailash Kher, one of India's most prolific performers, producers and musical stars. Kher also brings the members of his hit band Kalisa into the studio for a private, intimate performance with Edgar. Other episodes include journeys to Jamaica, New Orleans, New York and Chicago.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #607
The Bahamas: Raking and Scraping Across The Island
This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, they travel to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beach-side performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters we head to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style. Then they explore the roots of spiritual music in The Bahamas with a fireside performance by multigenerational acapella group The Region Bells. From there, Shabak, the most popular contemporary gospel group in The Bahamas, gives them an uplifting performance in a beautiful 17th century cathedral. Along the way they learn how to carve up a conch, attempt to fish for their supper, and sample the intoxicating drink known as The Gully Wash.
25 minutes long
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Tue Sep 1st @ 12:00 am

Episode #608
The Bahamas: From The Islands To The World
In this episode of Music Voyager, they explore the impact of music from The Bahamas on popular music around the world. Musician Fred Ferguson gives a tour of downtown Nassau while describing the enduring impact of Bahamian folk music and icons such as Joseph Spence on the world's sound (Did you know, for example, that The Beach Boy's "Sloop John B" is a Bahamian folk song and that The Grateful Dead always ended their set with a song from The Bahamas?). They discover the important role The Bahamas played during the Calypso era from the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as its essential role in the history of funk, soul and disco. They then meet up with The Baha Men, whose song "Who Let The Dogs Out" was a worldwide smash. Finally, they meet up for an impromptu dance party in front of a conch stand with D-Mac, thier pick for the next big international star to come out of The Bahamas.
27 minutes long
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Tue Sep 1st @ 12:30 am


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Episode #606
The Bahamas - Junkanoo Celebration
Their journey to the The Bahamas begins in Nassau, the capital city, during the annual Junkanoo celebrations that take place between Boxing Day (December 26th) and New Year's Day. During this period the city explodes with vibrant color and celebratory music, as revelers dressed in elaborate costumes parade down the streets dancing to the African-rooted rhythms of Bahamian music. The energy is infectious and the Music Voyager team find themselves wanting to learn more about the roots of Junkanoo and what it tells about the history and people of The Bahamas. They visit the Junkanoo Museum, try on a traditional costume, and even join in a rehearsal, trading licks with the Colours marching band. An exploration of Junkanoo takes them into the mysteries of the past, yet also demonstrates how the people of today's Bahamas are working to keep their own unique traditions going strong far into the future.
26 minutes long
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Tue Aug 25th @ 12:30 am

Episode #605
Albany / Columbus, GA
This episode sees the Music Voyager team delving deeper into the Georgian heartlands, where spirituals, gospel and the blues laid the foundation for American popular music. They start in Albany with Miss Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers that marched with Martin Luther King Jr. to Washington DC. Every second Saturday, Ms. Harris still assembles her fellow Freedom Singers and new voices from the next generation to join in song to keep the spirit of freedom alive. Next, they head to Columbus and the house of Ma Rainy 'The Mother of the Blues' where her colorful story is just one of many enriching experiences on this journey to where it all began.
27 minutes long
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Tue Aug 25th @ 12:00 am

Episode #604
Macon / Athens, GA
Music Voyager travels into the heartland of Georgia to understand the culture, arts and people that have helped create the 'sound' of America. From Macon to Athens, the home of Georgia University, this creative corridor of Georgia has spawned the likes of Otis Redding, Little Richards, The B52s, REM and others. Today, musicians such as Kishi Bashi, The Whigs and Otis Redding III call the region home, and they feature performances and adventures with these inspirational artists.
26 minutes long
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Tue Aug 18th @ 12:30 am

Episode #603
Atlanta, GA
Music Voyager is invited to Atlanta, Georgia to experience the heartbeat of the city from the inside out. The host is musician Tacuma Bradley who explores the Atlanta landscape while following the six degrees of separation between the people he meets. These include musicians Christian and Brand Bush, who brings them to the neighborhood of Buckhead for an unplugged performance at a local cemetery. They are introduced to their friends Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. Ruby's music sets the tone to explore the funky and artistic Five Points neighborhood. Ruby introduces them to the feisty Myra, who owns a boutique cuisine shop called La Fruta. Myra then takes them to the Elevate Festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Finally, an introduction is made to Killer Mike, a local hip-hop legend and activist who brings Tacuma to his barbershop/community center to experience a concert with Killer Mike and special guest Big Boi from OutKast.
27 minutes long
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Tue Aug 18th @ 12:00 am

Episode #602
Pueblo, CO
The Music Voyager team travels to Pueblo, Colorado to experience the ways in which this industrious city has promoted creative expressions to revitalize the community. Host Jacob Edgar meets Inaiah Lujan, the founder of the band The Haunted Windchimes. Lujan and other local artists and musicians go on a journey across Pueblo, a town blessed with perpetual sunshine, a proud and culturally diverse community, and ample amounts of Pueblo chili peppers. Along the way, they discover that Pueblo embodies the American experience, from the pioneer days to the eras of industrialization and immigration.
27 minutes long
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Tue Aug 4th @ 12:30 am

Episode #601
Telluride
Telluride, Colorado, a small city nestled in a breathtaking valley high in the Rocky Mountains, is a creative jewel that blends an adventurous spirit with creative energy. The Music Voyager team is invited to explore the multiple festivals that call Telluride home, from Blues & Brews, to Mushroom, Mountainfilm, Bluegrass and Jazz. The journey to one of America's great small towns reveals why Telluride has long been a haven for explorers, adventurers, fortune seekers and people looking for an escape from the rat race. Local musicians, artists, microbrewers, chefs and outdoorsmen demonstrate that Telluride is a vibrant and creative community as well as a world-class destination for live music, film, and the arts.
26 minutes long
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Tue Aug 4th @ 12:00 am

Episode #503
Miami: The Magic City
Everyone recognizes Miami's neon glow, golden-sand beaches ad art deco hotels, but few truly know the vibrant multi-cultural communities that call this city home. Host Jacob Edgar explores the fiery sounds of Miami's electronic dance music scene, as well as its Latin and Haitian grooves, with Afrobeta, The Spam All Stars, T-Vice and Locos Por Juana. Jacob gets buzzed on Cuban coffee, tours the colorful mural district by bike and takes on the daunting Colombian hot dog, enjoying the spontaneous creativity and color that keeps the city pulsing day and night.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 28th @ 12:30 am

Episode #502
Tohoku: Japan Rising
From bedazzling Tokyo, host Jacob Edgar journeys to the region of Tohoku, an area devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Yoshihide Otomo and Riuchi Sakamoto, two of Japan's most respected and cutting-edge composers, invite Jacob to experience a concert for healing and hope featuring an ensemble of local high-school students. Later, he explores the coastline near Sendai, visiting with fisherman, students, musicians and even local surfers, whose words of resilience and optimism offers inspiration and confirms the indomitable spirit of the Japanese people.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 28th @ 12:00 am

Episode #501
Tokyo: a Feast For The Senses
The massive metropolis of Tokyo offers a feast for the senses: blinding neon, the bleeps and blips of Pachinko parlors, adventurous cuisine, and experimental, animated and sometimes unusual music. In this episode, host Jacob Edgar gets a taste of Tokyo's cultural umami - a voyage of discovery filled with unforgettable surprises. From the outlandish fashion of J-Pop, the surprising pastime of a Japanese jazz giant, Tokyo's rock guitar superstar and a humorous hip-hop freestyler, Jacob meets the colorful characters of Tokyo. His journey is powered by ample bowls of ramen noodles, first-class shots of sake, and the occasional octopus ball.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 21st @ 12:30 am

Episode #404
Florida: The Other Hollywood
Hollywood, Florida often is overshadowed by its California namesake and its flashier neighbor to the south, Miami Beach. However, a little digging in this coastal community yields a bounty of musical riches. Host Jacob Edgar's adventures in Hollywood, Florida include a conversation and performance with Spanish superstar Antonio Carmona, in town for the Viva Florida 500 concert commemorating the arrival of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon. Then, Jacob chats with renowned music-inspired muralist and painter Lebo, enjoys a Cuban cigar bar escapade with local musician Eddie Balzola and visits Resurrection Drums, one of the country's premier drum shops. Along the way, he discovers Hollywood's cuisine, beaches and thriving nightlife.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 21st @ 12:00 am

Episode #403
Aegean Beats of Turkey
Few beaches combine the natural beauty, local cuisine, dynamic culture, nightlife and history like Izmir, Turkey. Each summer, the popular beach resort region on the eastern end of the Aegean Sea hosts live music performances and some of Istanbul's top DJs. Here, host Jacob Edgar meets Can Bonomo, Turkey's recent entry to the Eurovision Song Contest and a teen heartthrob, who recommends his favorite street food vendor and pickle juice stand. After windsurfing and exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Jacob connects with Huseyin Karadayi, one of Turkey's most popular DJs. Karadayi reveals the secrets of Turkish techno and shows his favorite Istanbul restaurant and music store.
26 minutes long
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Tue Jul 14th @ 12:30 am

Episode #402
Mystical Cappadocia
Host Jacob Edgar explores Turkey's mystical side, from trance-inducing whirling dervishes and surreal landscapes to trippy Turkish psychedelic rock. Murat Ertel of the electric folk band Baba Zula takes Jacob on a road trip along the Bosporus Strait and back to the group's colorful studio in a quirky artists' community. Later in the episode, he visits a hookah bar, meets innovative clarinet player Serkan Cagri, experiences a sensual belly dance demonstration and dines on delicious local cuisine. Jacob ends his mind-altering journey in Cappadocia, soaring above its legendary "fairy chimney" rock formations in a hot-air balloon.
26 minutes long
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Tue Jul 14th @ 12:00 am

Episode #401
Istanbul Crossroads
At the crossroads of the Bosphorous strait sits the sprawling metropolis of Istanbul, which has nurtured a variety of religions, cultures, languages, cuisines and, of course, music. In this episode, host Jacob Edgar checks out some of the sights and sounds found in "The City of the World's Desire." Turkish op star Nil Karaibrahimgil takes Jacob to her favorite trendy boutique, treats him to unplugged performances of some her best-known songs and provides an exclusive look at her private residence. He goes backstage with rock legend Sebnem Ferah, who shows off her shredding skills in front of 20,000 screaming fans. And famed clarinetist Husnu Senlendirici invites Jacob to picturesque Maiden's Island for a jam session by the sea. The episode concludes as Jacob toasts Istanbul's past and future with a hearty glass of raki, the famed Turkish liqueur, while serenaded by street musicians at a traditional Istanbul cafe.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 7th @ 12:30 am

Episode #307
Israel: Tel Aviv - Rocking Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel's biggest city, is a vibrant and striking blend of old and new. From the ancient port of Jaffa to modern skyscrapers and trendy nightclubs, Tel Aviv is the epicenter of Israel's arts scene and most of the country's top musicians live in and around the city. Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar meets Ehud Banai, the revered singer-songwriter who hails from one of Israel's most important musical families. Ehud invites Jacob to a mountaintop park overlooking the Tel Aviv skyline, where he performs his song "Caananite Blues." We then meet Karolina, a hip and popular singer with an outstanding head of hair and a voice to match. Karolina takes Jacob around the artistic and picturesque Neve Tzedek neighborhood, culminating in an intimate performance in her living room. He visits musician, producer and remixer Kutiman, who reveals the secrets of his famous YouTube mashups. Jacob's quest for the best hummus in Israel ends at Tel Aviv's legendary Abu Hassan restaurant, where hungry throngs assemble for a taste of their beguiling garbanzos. Finally, he joins quirky Balkan surf-rock band Boom Pam in the recording studio before hitting the clubs of Tel Aviv as they bands show off some of their favorite nightlife spots.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jul 7th @ 12:00 am

Episode #306
Israel: Songs From The Holy Land
Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar travels to Jerusalem and northern Israel to discover the sights and sounds of a region rich with ancient history and religious significance. Israel is a land of contrasts and conflicts: between tradition and modernity, war and peace, spirituality and secularism. The popular band Hadag Nahash blends hip-hop, funk and soul with politically expedient Hebrew lyrics to draw attention to the complex issues facing Israeli society. The band gives a stripped-down performance at the picturesque Mahane Yehuda market in Jersualem, then invites Jacob for drinks and conversation at the lead singer's pub. He visits leading Shephardic singer Yasmin Levy at her home on the outskirts of the city, where she performs songs in the Spanish-derived Ladino language. Leading singer-songwriter David Broza invites Jacob to visit a village devoted to peace between Arabs and Jews. Broza performs amidst the vines of his family winery then takes Jacob to an informal jam session with Palestinian musicians in East Jerusalem. He travels to the Galilee region of northern Israel for a visit to Tzfat, an epicenter of the mystical Kaballah and the world's largest klezmer music festival. Next, Jacob journeys to the ancient and scenic port of Akko, before meeting up with Israeli star Mosh Ben-Ari for an unplugged performance in the magnificent Roman Theater at Caesarea. Mosh takes Jacob to his home and farm where he learns of his love for the land and the importance of agriculture in the history and identity of Israelis.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jun 30th @ 12:30 am

Episode #305
Israel: Voices From The Desert
Host Jacob Edgar travels to Israel to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert of The Idan Raichel Project at the foot of the magnificent "Solomon's Pillars", a natural rock formation in the Negev Desert near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat. Idan Raichel, an internationally renowned star of the Israeli music scene, serves as his guide. At the technical rehearsals and sound check for the desert concert, Jacob meets the artists featured on stage. Idan performs with Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade on the edge of a stunning cliff. Ravid Kahalani performs in an unplugged session with members of his side project Yemen Blues and talks about the unique history and music of the Yemenite community. Cabra Casey, another lead voice in the Idan Raichel Project, introduces the fascinating story of Israel's Ethiopian immigrants. He also meets Palestinian-Israeli singer and television actress Mira Awad, who has recorded with Idan Raichel. She reflects on how artistic collaboration can lead to a hopeful future for Israel and the region. Then, Jacob interviews Idan while floating in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Next, Idan and Jacob travel to Jerusalem for a visit to the Wailing Wall and a magnificent private home overlooking the Old City. The episode culminates with a song featuring the full project from the live concert in the desert.
27 minutes long
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Tue Jun 30th @ 12:00 am


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