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Your Instant Backstage Pass to the World's MusicSeason One: Made In India | Made In Jamaica
Season Two: Made In Louisiana | Made In Colombia, Part 1
MUSIC VOYAGER travels to Rajasthan, where the music is as colorful and soulful as it's surroundings, treated to a performance by Gypsy band Musafir, and a blazing performance by Jaipur Kawa Brass Band.
MUSIC VOYAGER explores Delhi's vibrant and inventive underground rock, pop and electronica scene, connecting with Rabbi Shergill, Indian Ocean, East India Company , and ending up with a DJ set featuring Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale in one of India's hippest nightclubs.
BEYOND BOB MARLEY
MUSIC VOYAGER visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists. Jacob travels to St. Thomas for an intimate unplugged performance with Tarrus Riley, journeys to the hills outside Kingston for a tour of reggae star Richie Spice's family farm and is treated to an acoustic set on beautiful Goldeneye beach by Etana.
ROOTS, ROCK, REGGAE
MUSIC VOYAGER joins a drumming session with the Akwaaba Drummers, journeys to the town of Negril to meet Gilzene and the Blue Light Mento Band, heads back to Kingston for a studio session with guitar legend Ernest Ranglin and Sly Dunbar and ends with an intimate concert with musical icon Marcia Griffiths, a veteran of Bob Marley's band.
MUSIC VOYAGER experiences the powerful dancehall scene first hand at the massive Reggae Sumfest festival. Jacob visits legendary producer King Jammy, gets a lesson on how to be a Jamaican DJ, tries out the latest dance moves, and meets two young dancehall talents, Chino and Steven MacGregor.
CAJUN & CREOLE COUNTRY
MUSIC VOYAGER visits Lafayette, the epicenter of Cajun and Creole culture, where the infectious rhythms of zydeco and Cajun music echo proudly across the bayou. Roddie Romero performs at the picturesque Dockside Studios, Creole music star Terrence Simien takes us on a trail ride by horseback, The Lost Bayou Ramblers jam on the banks of the Vermillion River, and songwriter David Egan and singer Marc Broussard treat us to a moving duet.
THE OTHER SIDE
MUSIC VOYAGER travels to Shreveport, a city with a rich musical history. Rock star and blues guitar virtuoso Kenny Wayne Shepherd is our host, and takes us to Leadbelly's grave for a jam with local icon Buddy Flett. Maggie Warwick performs on the stage where Elvis became a star, Music Voyager sits down with guitar legend James Burton for a demonstration of his pioneering guitar licks, and we party to the grumble boogie grooves of the band Dirtfoot.
MUSIC VOYAGER arrives in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, when people forget all of their worries and join together in crazy celebration. We explore the classic jazz at Preservation Hall, the inspiring sounds of trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews treats us to a searing demonstration of his talents. We meet crooner Jeremy Davenport, catch a funky jam with Cyril Neville and Galactic at the famed Tipitina's, then join local legend Kermit Ruffins at his annual Mardi Gras morning barbeque party.
MUSIC VOYAGER heads to Bogota, Colombia's capital and biggest metropolis, to explore the city's thriving rock and pop music scene. We are treated to intimate. unplugged performance by Aterciopelados, Superlitio and Fonseca, one of Colombia's biggest pop stars, who brings us to Monserrate, a cathedral high in the mountains overlooking Bogotá.
THE CAPITAL OF SALSA
The Colombian city of Cali is known as the world capital of salsa, and its also the urban center of the country's Afro-Pacific culture. We meet up with salsa legends Grupo Niche, electronic duet No DJs, La-33, the hippest salsa band in Colombia, Grupo Bahia and Herencia de Timbiquí demonstrate their funky grooves in the streets of the old city.
THE NEW MEDELLIN
MUSIC VOYAGER discovers that the Medellín of today is a modern, thriving city. We are enjoy a virtuoso freestyle display by local hip-hop collective Crew Peligrosos. Reggaeton superstar J. Balvin gives a private performance of one of his hit songs and we visit El Cielo, one of Colombia's best and most inventive restaurants. Finally, we hear Puerto Candelaria, a quirky band that brings creative jazz arrangements to retro Colombian cumbia.