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'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 Monday, May 20 at 7:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, May 27 at 7:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, June 3 at 7:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, June 10 at 7:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, June 17 at 7:00 pm EDT
Istanbul Crossroads #401
Jacob meets Turkish op star Nil Karaibrahimgil, rock legend Sebnem Ferah, and famed clarinetist Husnu Senlendirici.
- KET2 Monday, June 24 at 7:00 pm EDT
Mystical Cappadocia #402
Jacob explores Turkey's mystical side, trance-inducing whirling dervishes, and trippy psychedelic rock.
- KET2 Monday, July 1 at 7:00 pm EDT
Aegean Beats of Turkey #403
Izmir, Turkey, the popular beach resort region, hosts music performances and top DJs each summer.
- KET2 Monday, July 8 at 7:00 pm EDT
Florida: The Other Hollywood #404
Jacob explores the musical riches and thriving nightlife in the coastal community of Hollywood, Florida.
- KET2 Monday, July 15 at 7:00 pm EDT
Lafayette: Sounds from the Bayou #201
Jacob experiences the food, lifestyles and culture of Southwest Louisiana. Lafayette is the epicenter of Cajun and Creole culture, where the infectious rhythms of Zydeco and Cajun music echo across the bayou.
- KET2 Monday, July 22 at 7:00 pm EDT
Shreveport: Road Through Northern Louisiana #202
Guitar virtuoso Kenny Wayne Shepherd visits Lead Belly's grave for an acoustic jam with local icon Buddy Flett; introduces Maggie Warwick of the famed radio show, The Louisiana Hayride; enjoys a special performance on the stage where Elvis first tasted stardom; sits down with guitar legend James Burton for a demonstration of his pioneering guitar licks; and sits in on a grumble boogie party with the band Dirtfoot.
- KET2 Monday, July 29 at 7:00 pm EDT
New Orleans: The Perfect Musical Storm #203
Experience classic jazz at Preservation Hall and the sounds of trumpeter Irvin Mayfield at his club on Bourbon Street. Virtuoso Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews treats Jacob to a searing demonstration of his talents, followed by an intimate get-together with crooner Jeremy Davenport. Cameras capture a scorching jam with Cyril Neville and Galactic at the famed Tiptitina's.
- KET2 Monday, August 5 at 7:00 pm EDT
Colombia Rocks! #204
Jacob heads to Bogota, Colombia's capital and biggest metropolis, to explore the city's thriving rock and pop music scene.
- KET2 Monday, August 12 at 7:00 pm EDT
The Capital of Salsa #205
The Colombian city of Cali, known as the world capital of salsa, also serves as the urban center of the country's Afro-Pacific culture. Jacob discovers why Columbia adopted as its native style the upbeat tropical dance music of salsa.
- KET2 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
The New Medellin #206
Jacob tours a local hip-hop school for inner city youth and an inventive restaurant in Columbia's modern, thriving city of Medellin.
- KET2 Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
Colombia's Electro Tropical Beats #207
One of the latest and most exciting trends in Colombian music fuses the traditional rhythms and melodies with electronic beats and modern influences. Jacob explores this cutting-edge Bogota scene, starting with an electrifying live performance in the streets with La Mojarra Electrica.
- KET2 Monday, September 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
Heartbeat of Vallenato #208
The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato, a rustic, folksy, and distinctly Colombian music style. There, Edgar meets Fonseca, one of Colombia's biggest stars, who has incorporated the vallenato style into the tropipop sound he made famous.
- KET2 Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
Afro-Colombian Grooves #209
Colombia's beautiful Caribbean coast gave rise to cumbia, the iconic Colombian rhythm now popular in nearly every corner of Latin America. Jacob discovers sights of Cartagena da Indias alongside Toto la Momposina, one of the most respected figures in Colombian music.
- KET2 Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
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