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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.

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Dancehall Marathon

The most popular music in Jamaica today is the hard-edged sounds of dancehall. In this episode, Edgar experiences the power of the 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. Edgar visits legendary producer King Jammy at his studio for some insight into the early days of the dancehall sound.

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The Exumas

The islands of Exuma are the picture perfect description of a Caribbean paradise. Stories, myths and legends fuse with everyday life across the 365 islands within the Exumas. With Mirissa Neff, as guide, one begins to understand that the treasure is scattered in the beauty of the Exumas-from the natural Blue Holes and the fresh conch salad to the roasted grouper and lobster and crabs. She follows the island legends to discover that the land and ocean blend perfectly into the story of the Exumas.

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Mumbai

Host Jacob Edgar 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, Edgar learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food and tries his hand at cricket. With live performances and insightful conversation, Kailash Kher and Sona reveal what lies at the soul of their sound, while giving Edgar an eye-opening tour of the city and its surroundings.

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Rocky Mountain Adventures

This episode brings Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar to Denver, Colorado on his three-episode journey to learn more about this year's Grammy nominees, Road to a GRAMMY. Jacob meet with banjo virtuoso and multiple GRAMMY nominee Bela Fleck, then visits the workshop where the GRAMMY statuettes are lovingly hand-crafted. He follows Bela Fleck from a banjo master class to a concert at one of Denver's top venues. On the tour bus, Fleck divulges the fascinating story of his banjo obsession and his acclaimed film and album Throw Down Your Heart, which documents Flecks musical adventures in Africa.

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Eleuthera

The longest islands of The Bahamas, steeped in history culture and beauty, from the famous visual Glass Window Bridge between the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean to historic Spanish Wells and quaint Harbor Island. In this episode, travel the length of the island with Mirissa Neff and learn that while it seems like different worlds between Eleuthera, Harbor Islands and Spanish Wells, it's the people that collectively have one voice and are connected in the island's culture.

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Rajasthan

Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in northwestern India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the Gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colorful and soulful as its surroundings. Edgar embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. He is treated to a concert by Gypsy band, Musafir and a blazing performance by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band in front of the magnificent Amber Fort.

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From D.C. to Cajun Country

Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar continues his Road to a GRAMMY journey by meeting up with GRAMMY winner India. Arie in Washington D.C. Dobet Gnahore, 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, Louisiana, 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.

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Morocco: Gateway to Africa - The North

Three friends-Nouamane Lahlou, a rock star and producer of Morocco; Hassan Hakmoun, a master Gnawa musician and Laurent Le Gall, a film director and producer, meet in Casablanca to travel the length of Morocco in search of experiencing it first-hand. Starting in the metropolis of Casablanca the team travels north to Tangier, which is located at the tip of Africa and across from Spain. The music of the Amazir people draws them to the painted city of Chefchaouen, the jewel of the Rif Mountains.

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Los Angeles City of Stars

Host Jacob Edgar 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 of Music Voyager's Road to a GRAMMY 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. After a visit to the GRAMMY Museum, Jacob meets up with renowned producer and songwriter Tricky Stewart, who has worked with superstars such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Katy Perry and many others.

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Morocco: The Heart of Morocco - The Middle

The three friends, Nouamane Lahlou, Hassan Hakmoun and Laurent LeGall, begin their voyage in the western foothills of the southern Middle Atlas (Moyen Atlas) mountains and travel to Fes. The amazing old capital of Morocco lives in two worlds, the new modern Fes and medina (old town). From the ancient city-the medina in Fes-the friends learn that the history and music intertwine to bring out the richness and diversity of the culture. From Fes, the friends head to Khenifra and then on to Merzouga in the Sahara desert.

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Lafayette: Sounds from the Bayou

In this enchanting episode, host Jacob Edgar 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. There, Edgar settles in to picturesque Dockside Studios for a session with Roddie Romero, a talented local musician. Then Terrence Simien, a GRAMMY winner and one of Zydeco's biggest stars, takes Edgar on a horseback trail ride and then invites him into a jam session with the next generation of Creole musicians.

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Morocco: The Spirit - The South

Friends Nouamane Lahlou, Hassan Hakmoun and Laurent LeGall travel across the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh, one of the most exotic cities in the world. This is where artists and poets, painters and creatives sought their inspiration. Hassan was born and raised here, and this is the city where at the age of five years old he learned how to play Gnawa music. Hassan takes his friends to the house where he grew up, the bakery that he worked in, and the instrument maker that makes his sintir from scratch. The market is bustling with exotic foods, clothes, colors and entertainment.

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