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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. From there, Edgar moves on to the blue city of Jodhpur for a visit with the Maharaja in an enchanting voyage of musical discovery.



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Colombia Rocks!

Host Jacob Edgar heads to Bogota, Colombia's capital and biggest metropolis, to explore the city's thriving rock and pop music scene. There, world-famous rockers Aterciopelados treat Edgar to an unplugged performance in the historic neighborhood of La Candelaria and bring him to a nearby indigenous peoples cultural center for a ceremony with Arhuaco shamans. The up-and-coming rock band Superlitio opens the doors of their recording studio for a private jam and later, Edgar digs through the crates at a funky shoe store/vinyl record store in downtown Bogota.

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The Capital of Salsa

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. Host Jacob Edgar discovers why Columbia adopted as its native style the upbeat tropical dance music of salsa. He meets Grupo Niche, one of the world's most famous salsa bands, for a performance at their private club Dulce con Dulce, and explores the famous Juanchito neighborhood where salsa clubs line the streets.

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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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Atlanta - A Music Voyager Special

Through the intersecting worlds of five amazing artists, one experiences a city's creative soul. From music superstar Janelle Monae and alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development, to the creative culinary genius of the Gun Show restaurant and the colorful lantern parade, watch as they all come together in a creative collage to tell the story of Atlanta.

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Antigua and Barbuda

The beautiful Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda tell a story of hospitality and culture, with music and journalist Mirissa Neff as the guide. She follows the trail across the islands to find the heartbeat of the country through its rhythms, and along the way she sample some of the amazing cuisine, experiences the vibrant countryside and the stunning oceans all around. From the sounds of calypso to the carnival celebrations, the pulse of Antigua and Barbuda is calling.

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The New Medellin

Despite its notoriety as the home of drug baron Pablo Escobar, Medellin is a modern, thriving city nestled in a scenic mountain valley. Host Jacob Edgar tours a local hip-hop school and community center in the Aranjuez neighborhood that provides a positive outlet for inner city youth. He also enjoys a virtuoso freestyle display by local hip-hop collective Crew Peligrosos, a private performance by reggaeton superstar J-Balvin in his luxurious penthouse apartment and a visit to El Cielo, one of Colombia's most inventive restaurants.

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Colombia's Electro Tropical Beats

One of the latest and most exciting trends in Colombian music fuses the traditional rhythms and melodies with electronic beats and modern influences. Host Jacob Edgar explores this cutting-edge Bogota scene, starting with an electrifying live performance in the streets with La Mojarra Electrica. Then, he meets British DJ and producer Richard Blaire, whose Sidestepper project pioneered the electrotropical trend. Systema Solar provides a sample of their funky and eclectic sound at the equally colorful restaurant and nightclub, Andres Carne de Res.

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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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Funky Nassau

Along with the young creatives of Nassau, experience a side of the capital that has never been seen before. The 'Birds of Paradise' push the creative edge of the Caribbean islands to a new era of entertainment. With Mirissa Neff, learn that once one steps off the tourist grid in Nassau, the Bahamian people are more vibrant than the very oceans that surround these islands.

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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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Heartbeat of Vallenato

Host Jacob Edgar's journeys through Colombia reveal the country's amazing geographical, cultural and musical diversity. This time, his travels take him from the ranches and farmlands of Valledupar through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and on to the Caribbean coast. 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.

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Afro-Colombian Grooves

From Cartagena's gorgeous old city to the rough and tumble streets and beaches of La Boquilla, this episode of Music Voyager provides entree into the beauty, rhythms and culture of this colorful city. Colombia's beautiful Caribbean coast gave rise to cumbia, the iconic Colombian rhythm now popular in nearly every corner of Latin America. Host Jacob Edgar discovers sights of Cartagena da Indias alongside Toto la Momposina, one of the most respected figures in Colombian music, who performs with her band on the beach as local children dance along.

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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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Eastern Tennessee: Cradle of Country Music

Host Jacob Edgar begins his Tennessee journey in Bristol, the city in the northeast corner of the state that proudly calls itself the birthplace of country music. He visits 96-year-old Georgia Warren, the last surviving participant of the legendary "Bristol Sessions" of 1927, which introduced the sounds of Appalachia to a wide audience. While in Bristol, he catches a street performance by musical nomads Megan Jean & the KFB and checks out Knoxville-based The Black Lillies performing at one of Bristol's many outdoor concerts.

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Memphis: Memphis Mojo

Memphis has played an important role in the history of blues, rock and roll and soul music. Host 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 elder statesman schools the young Tucker in the finer points of the blues, before a scorching performance at the B.B. King nightclub on Memphis's famous Beale Street. Brandon Bailey's unique blend of harmonica with beat boxing illustrates blues' new directions while blues-rockers North Mississippi All Stars jam at one of Memphis' hippest record stores.

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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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Nashville: Music City

Known as the capital of country music, Nashville also is home to some of the world's top singer-songwriters and rock and pop bands. Host Jacob Edgar receives a personal tour of Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry by country superstar Vince Gill. Then, he sees Elizabeth Miller perform at a funky bar in East Nashville, the bohemian district home to many of the city's musicians. He checks out Music Row, the epicenter of Nashville's music business, to visit Compass Records and then tour Gruhn Guitars, which supplies vintage gear to the world's top musicians.

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Tennessee Special - Round

The singer-songwriter embodies the unique and profitable symbiotic relationship between the stars of country music and the artists responsible for crafting the words and melodies. Music Voyager invites four of Nashville's most prolific and successful songwriters for an intimate and rare performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Featured artists include revered singer-songwriters Buddy Miller, Darrel Scott, Elizabeth Cook and Guy Clark.

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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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