Music Voyager

Music Voyager

This travel-based music series features host Jacob Edgar exploring thriving, exotic global music scenes to discover emerging talent.

All Past Episodes

Yellow Roads of Italy: 'All Roads Lead to Rome' (Umbria and onwards to Rome)

25:57 | #808 | TV-PG

Umbria, Orvieto, and Rome are visited and the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel are toured.

Yellow Roads of Italy: Florence Through Tuscany

26:04 | #807 | TV-PG

The "Yellow Roads of Italy" is traveled from Rome, Umbria, Siena, Cinque Terre and into Florence.

Peru: Contemporary Lima

26:06 | #806 | TV-PG

Co-host Alvaro is a rock star in Peru. From meeting his friends in music, viewers experience Lima off the tourist grid through the life of a trendsetter.

Peru: Amazon

27:12 | #805 | TV-PG

Co-host Alvaro takes Jacob into Iquitos and on a boat cruise all along the Amazon, where they experience its beauty.

Peru: Paracas

26:40 | #804 | TV-PG

Jacob visits the desert of Paracas to follow the Nazca Lines and explore Afro-Peruvian music.

Peru: Lima Original

25:54 | #803 | TV-PG

Hosts Alvaro Fernandez and Jacob Edgar meet in the cosmopolitan capital of Lima, Peru and explore the rational Lima, amazing cuisines, and the music of a Peruvian legend.

Atlanta: Atlanta Canvas

27:15 | #802 | TV-PG

Highlights include Camille Love, the creative director for Art with the Mayor's Office; Fahamu Pecou, who has created a name for his personalized expression in modern art; DJ/Producer Kemit, considered a godfather of Atlanta's house music scene; Michael Haverty of 7 Stages Theatre; and Mark Jacob's and the film side of the Castleberry Hill neighborhood.

Atlanta: Atlanta's Stage

27:25 | #801 | TV-PG

The Atlanta Ballet and the life of a classical ballet institute is presented by ballerina Tara Lee. Laurie Stallings and GLO in the Goat Farm; Robert Spano, maestro and conductor of the Atlanta Symphony; famed graffiti artists Dr. Dax and HENSE; and Dashboard, a duo who transform unique spaces to create unique artwork for non-traditional artists.

ATL Mojo of Collaborations

26:24 | #904 | TV-PG

Collaborations, influences, and artistic conversations are thriving in the city of Atlanta.

Atlanta Unites

26:14 | #903 | TV-PG

A world of creatives rally around Atlanta United soccer team and we experience Atlanta through them.

Yellow Roads: Italy - The Two Sicilies

27:05 | #902 | TV-PG

Paulino Duran travels into the heart of Sicily, hosted by royalty and toasting famous vineyards.

Yellow Roads: Italy - Amalfi Coast & Capri

27:27 | #901 | TV-PG

The Music Voyager travels the length of the Amalfi coast line and experiences Tarantula musicians.

Morocco: The Spirit - The South

26:27 | #708 | TV-PG

Three friends travel across the Atlas Mountains and explore the exotic city of Marrakesh.

Morocco: The Heart of Morocco - The Middle

26:31 | #707 | TV-PG

Three friends visit the western foothills of the southern Middle Atlas mountains and travel to Fes.

Morocco: Gateway to Africa - The North

25:57 | #706 | TV-PG

Three friends travel the length of Morocco, exploring Casablanca, Tangier, Chefchaouen, and more.

Eleuthera

26:50 | #705 | TV-PG

Travel the length of Eleuthera, the longest islands of The Bahamas, and how its people are connected to the island's culture.

The Exumas

26:22 | #704 | TV-PG

The islands of Exuma are the picture perfect description of a Caribbean paradise.

Funky Nassau

27:44 | #703 | TV-PG

Birds of Paradise push the creative edge of the Caribbean islands to a new era of entertainment.

Antigua and Barbuda

26:35 | #702 | TV-PG

From the sounds of calypso to a carnival celebration, the pulse of Antigua and Barbuda is calling.

Atlanta - A Music Voyager Special

28:25 | #701 | TV-PG

From music superstar Janelle Monae and alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development, Atlanta's creative soul is showcased.

The Bahamas: from the Islands to The World

27:23 | #608 | TV-PG

Discover the important role The Bahamas played during the Calypso era as well as its essential role in the history of funk, soul, and disco.

The Bahamas: Raking and Scraping Across The Islands

25:54 | #607 | TV-G

The roots of rake and scrape, the music style Bahamians call their own, are explored on Cat Island.

The Bahamas - Junkanoo Celebration

26:23 | #606 | TV-G

A journey to the Bahamas begins in Nassau during the vibrant annual Junkanoo celebrations.

Albany/Columbus, Ga

27:10 | #605 | TV-G

The Music Voyager team delve deeper into the Georgian heartlands to Albany and Columbus.

Macon/Athens, GA

26:57 | #604 | TV-G

The culture, arts, and people of the heartland of Georgia, from Macon to Athens, are showcased.

Atlanta, GA

27:26 | #603 | TV-G

The Five Points neighborhood and the Elevate Festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta are visited.

Pueblo, CO

27:21 | #602 | TV-G

The industrious city of Pueblo, Colorado promotes creative expressions to revitalize the community.

Telluride

26:47 | #601 | TV-G

The multiple festivals in Telluride, Colorado, a small city in the Rocky Mountains, are explored.

Miami: The Magic City

27:29 | #503 | TV-PG

The sounds of Miami's electronic dance music scene and the colorful mural district are explored.

Tohoku: Japan Rising

27:51 | #502 | TV-PG

Jacob Edgar visits the region of Tohoku, an area devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

Tokyo: A Feast for the Senses

27:25 | #501 | TV-PG

A Japanese jazz giant, a hip-hop freestyler and more colorful characters of Tokyo are visited.

Florida: The Other Hollywood

27:03 | #404 | TV-PG

Jacob explores the musical riches and thriving nightlife in the coastal community of Hollywood, Florida.

Aegean Beats of Turkey

26:55 | #403 | TV-PG

Izmir, Turkey, the popular beach resort region, hosts music performances and top DJs each summer.

Mystical Cappadocia

26:57 | #402 | TV-PG

Jacob explores Turkey's mystical side, trance-inducing whirling dervishes, and trippy psychedelic rock.

Istanbul Crossroads

27:57 | #401 | TV-PG

Jacob meets Turkish op star Nil Karaibrahimgil, rock legend Sebnem Ferah, and famed clarinetist Husnu Senlendirici.

Israel: Tel Aviv - Rocking Israel

27:56 | #307 | TV-PG

Jacob Edgar meets revered singer-songwriter Ehud Banai, popular sing Karolina, and producer and remixer Kutiman.

Israel: Songs from the Holy Land

27:56 | #306 | TV-PG

The popular band Hadag Nahash performs at the picturesque Mahane Yehuda market in Jersualem.

Israel: Voices from the Desert

27:46 | #305 | TV-PG

The Idan Raichel Project perform 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.

Tennessee Special - Round

27:06 | #304 | TV-PG

Singer-songwriters Buddy Miller, Darrel Scott, Elizabeth Cook and Guy Clark perform in Nashville.

Nashville: Music City

27:56 | #303 | TV-PG

Jacob Edgar receives a personal tour of Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry by country superstar Vince Gill.

Eastern Tennessee: Cradle of Country Music

27:56 | #301 | TV-PG

Jacob Edgar explores Bristol, a city that proudly calls itself the birthplace of country music.

Memphis: Memphis Mojo

27:56 | #302 | TV-PG

Memphis has played an important role in the history of blues, rock and roll, and soul music. Jacob Edgar witnesses the meeting of young and old when blues veteran Bobby "Blue" Bland jams with 17-year-old guitar wizard Will Tucker.

The New Medellin

27:30 | #206 | TV-PG

Jacob tours a local hip-hop school for inner city youth and an inventive restaurant in Columbia's modern, thriving city of Medellin.

Afro-Colombian Grooves

27:30 | #209 | TV-PG

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.

Heartbeat of Vallenato

27:30 | #208 | TV-PG

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.

Colombia's Electro Tropical Beats

27:30 | #207 | TV-PG

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.

The Capital of Salsa

27:30 | #205 | TV-PG

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.

Colombia Rocks!

27:44 | #204 | TV-PG

Jacob heads to Bogota, Colombia's capital and biggest metropolis, to explore the city's thriving rock and pop music scene.

New Orleans: The Perfect Musical Storm

27:44 | #203 | TV-PG

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.

Shreveport: Road Through Northern Louisiana

27:46 | #202 | TV-PG

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.

Lafayette: Sounds from the Bayou

27:44 | #201 | TV-PG

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.

Los Angeles City of Stars

26:19 | #109 | TV-PG

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.

From D.C. to Cajun Country

26:21 | #108 | TV-PG

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.

Rocky Mountain Adventures

26:19 | #107 | TV-PG

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.

Dancehall Marathon

26:30 | #106 | TV-PG

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.

Roots, Rock, Reggae

26:30 | #105 | TV-PG

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.

Beyond Bob Marley

26:30 | #104 | TV-PG

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.

Delhi

26:30 | #103 | TV-PG

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.

Rajasthan

26:30 | #102 | TV-PG

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.

Mumbai

26:30 | #101 | TV-PG

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.

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