Web site: http://www.musicvoyager.com
This travel-based music series features host Jacob Edgar exploring thriving, exotic global music scenes to discover emerging talent.
Jacob visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, Jacob learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food, and tries his hand at cricket.
- KET2 Thursday, January 2 at 3:00 pm EST
Jacob travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in northwestern India with an influential cultural legacy. He embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. Jacob is treated to a concert by Gypsy band, Musafir and a blazing performance by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band. From there, he moves on to the blue city of Jodhpur for a visit with the Maharaja in an enchanting voyage of musical discovery.
- KET2 Thursday, January 9 at 3:00 pm EST
Jacob's Indian journey concludes in India's capital city of Delhi, where he explores the vibrant underground music scene. He connects with Rabbi Shergill, the Sikh music star who blends the revolutionary spirit of John Lennon with Indian pop. He visits the rehearsal space of Indian Ocean and ends up in one of India's hippest nightclubs where a DJ set features Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale.
- KET2 Thursday, January 16 at 3:00 pm EST
Beyond Bob Marley #104
Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong including Tarrus Riley; Richie Spice; and Etana, a young singer who blends reggae and neo-soul who has become hugely popular in Jamaica.
- KET2 Thursday, January 23 at 3:00 pm EST
Roots, Rock, Reggae #105
Jacob Edgar explores the history of Jamaican music, from its African roots to the cusp of the reggae revolution. He heads to the jungle for an entrancing kumina drumming session with the Akwaaba Drummers that reveals the African influences of the island's music.
- KET2 Thursday, January 30 at 3:00 pm EST
Dancehall Marathon #106
Jacob Edgar experiences the popular dancehall movement first hand at the Reggae Sumfest and Fully Loaded festivals. Top stars Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and others tear up the stage as capacity crowds express their appreciation with homemade flamethrowers and explicit dance moves.
- KET2 Thursday, February 6 at 3:00 pm EST
Rocky Mountain Adventures #107
Jacob meets banjo virtuoso and multiple Grammy nominee Bela Fleck, then visits the workshop where the Grammy Award statuettes are lovingly hand-crafted. He follows Bela Fleck from a banjo master class to a concert at one of Denver's top venues.
- KET2 Thursday, February 13 at 3:00 pm EST
From D.C. to Cajun Country #108
Jacob meets up with Grammy Award-winner India.Arie in Washington D.C. Dobet Gnahoré, a stunning singer from west Africa, who shares a Grammy nomination with India.Arie for their duet on the song "Pearls," joins India.Arie and Israeli superstar Idan Raichel for a very special global musical jam session. Then, Jacob travels to Lafayette, La., the heart of Cajun country, to meet up with Cedric Watson, a young accordionist and violin player who has been making big waves in the Creole music world.
- KET2 Thursday, February 20 at 3:00 pm EST
Los Angeles City of Stars #109
Jacob ends his journey to learn more about this year's Grammy nominees in Los Angeles, where the annual awards ceremony takes place. This final episode takes place during the awards weekend, when the city lights up with celebrity parties, concerts, and special events, and Jacob dives headlong into the madness.
- KET2 Thursday, February 27 at 3:00 pm EST
Official web site: http://www.musicvoyager.com
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