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1.

Bahamas: From the Islands to the World

Musician, Fred Ferguson, gives a tour of downtown Nassau, while describing the enduring impact of Bahamian folk music and icons such as Joseph Spence on the world’s sound. Discover the important role the Bahamas played during the Calypso era from the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as its essential role in the history of funk, soul, and disco. Then, meet up with The Baha Men, whose song “Who Let The Dogs Out” was a worldwide smash. Finally, enjoy an impromptu dance party in front of a conch stand with D-Mac, Music Voyager's pick for the next big international star to come out of the Bahamas.
Online
2017; 2015
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Antigua & Barbuda

The beautiful Caribbean islands of Antigua & Barbuda tell a story of hospitality and culture. With music as our guide, we follow the trail across the islands to find the heartbeat of the country through its rhythms. Along the way, we get a taste of the amazing cuisines, the vibrant countryside, and the stunning oceans. From the sounds of calypso to the carnival celebrations, the pulse of Antigua & Barbuda is calling.
Online
2017; 2016
3.

Tennessee: The Round

Some of most prolific and successful songwriters live in and around Nashville, Tennessee. Music Voyager invites four of the very best to trade songs in a "round" for an intimate and rare performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Revered singer-songwriters Buddy Miller, Darrel Scott, Elizabeth Cook, and Guy Clark are featured in this first-ever Music Voyager special.
Online
2017; 2012
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Bahamas: Eleuthera

The longest islands of the Bahamas are steeped in history, culture and beauty, from the famous Glass Window Bridge between the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean to the historic Spanish Wells and quaint Harbor Island. As we travel the length of the island, we come to learn that while it seems like different worlds between Eleuthera, Harbour Islands, and Spanish Wells, it’s the people who connect the island’s culture.
Online
2017; 2016
5.

India: Gypsy Journey

Music Voyager follows the dust trail in India back to its musical roots in Rajasthan, the ancient desert state of royalty, and the perceived origin of the gypsies. In Jaipur, experience city musicians and dancers outside the Amer Fort. Then in Jodhpur, enjoy desert singers and performers at the Mherangar Fort, where the Jodhpur Rajasthan International Folk Festival is held. Music Voyager meets Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji, the current Maharaja of Jodhpur, a music enthusiast and patron of the festival.
Online
2017; 2010
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Turkey: Aegean Beats of Turkey

Major music venues from Istanbul are setting up summer stages in Izmir, Turkey, to hear live Turkish music and to dance to top DJs. Music Voyager meets Can Bonomo, Turkey’s recent entry to the Eurovision Song Contest and a teen heartthrob, who takes us to his favorite street food and pickle juice stand. After giving windsurfing a try, and exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus, connect with Huseyin Karadayi, one of Turkey’s most popular DJs. Karadayi reveals the secrets of Turkish techno, and shows us his favorite Istanbul restaurant and music store.
Online
2017; 2013
7.

Louisiana: Lafayette - Sounds From the Bayou

Lafayette is the epicenter of Cajun and Creole culture, where the infectious rhythms of zydeco and Cajun music echo proudly across the bayou. Music Voyager settles into picturesque Dockside Studios for a session with Roddie Romero, a talented local musician. The Lost Bayou Ramblers, a young Cajun music band, brings Music Voyager to its family camp for a musical get-together on the banks of the Vermillion River. In this enchanting episode, Music Voyager experiences the food, lifestyles, and culture of Southwest Louisiana.
Online
2017; 2011
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Georgia: Atlanta

Music Voyager is invited to Atlanta, Georgia, to experience the heartbeat of the city from the inside out. Musicians, Christian and Brand Bush, take us to the neighborhood of Buckhead for an unplugged performance at a local cemetery. We are introduced to the feisty Myra, who owns a boutique cuisine shop called La Fruta, who takes us to the Elevate Festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Finally, we are introduced to Killer Mike, a local hip-hop legend and activist, who takes us to his barbershop/community center where we hear a concert with Killer Mike and a special guest—Big Boi from OutKast.
Online
2017; 2015
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Florida: Miami - the Magic City

Miami is a city that everyone recognizes, but few truly know. The heartbeat of the city lies in the vibrant multi-cultural communities that call this city home. Explore the fiery sounds of Miami's electronic dance music scene, as well as its Latin and Haitian grooves with Afrobeta, The Spam All Stars, T-Vice, and Locos Por Juana. This is Miami like you have never seen, or heard, before.
Online
2017; 2014
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Colombia: Colombia Rocks!

The Music Voyager team heads to Bogota, Colombia to explore the city’s thriving rock and pop music scene. We are treated to an unplugged performance in the historic neighborhood of La Candelaria by world famous rockers, Aterciopelados, and the up and coming rock band, Superlitio, takes us to their recording studio for a private jam. Finally, we meet up with Fonseca, one of Colombia’s biggest pop stars, who brings us to the Monserrate cathedral high in the mountains overlooking Bogotá for an unplugged performance of his hit song “Paraíso.”
Online
2017; 2011
11.

Jamaica: Dancehall Marathon

The most popular music in Jamaica today is the hard-edged sound of dancehall. In this program, Music Voyager experiences the power of the movement first-hand at the Reggae Sumfest and Fully Loaded festivals. Top stars, including Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, and others tear up the stage as capacity crowds express their appreciation. Chino and Steven MacGregor, scorching young dancehall talents, treat us to some jerk chicken, and invite us into their recording studio to hear some dancehall works in progress.
Online
2017; 2010
12.

Colorado: Telluride

Telluride, Colorado, a small city nestled in a breathtaking valley high in the Rocky Mountains, is a creative jewel that blends an adventurous spirit with creative energy. The Music Voyager team is invited to explore the multiple festivals that call Telluride home, from Blues & Brews to Mushroom, Mountainfilm, Bluegrass, and Jazz. Local musicians, artists, microbrewers, chefs, and outdoorsmen demonstrate that Telluride is a vibrant and creative community, as well as a world-class destination for live music, film, and the arts.
Online
2017; 2015
13.

Japan: Tokyo—Electric City

In this program, get a taste of the cultural umami that is Tokyo. From the outlandish fashion of J-Pop, the surprising pastime of Japanese jazz giant, Tokyo's rock guitar superstarm and a humorous hip-hop freestyler. Meet the colorful characters that make Tokyo one of the world's greatest cities.
Online
2017; 2014
14.

Israel: Voices From the Desert

Music Voyager travels to Israel to attend a once-in-a-lifetime concert of The Idan Raichel Project at the foot of the magnificent “Solomon’s Pillars”. Our guide is Idan Raichel, an internationally renowned star of the Israeli music scene. Meet Palestinian-Israeli singer and television actress, Mira Awad, who has recorded with Idan, and reflects how artistic collaboration can lead to a hopeful future for Israel and the region. Idan and Music Voyager travel to Jerusalem for a visit to the Wailing Wall, and end with a song from the live concert in the desert.
Online
2017; 2012
15.

Morocco: ‘The Spirit’—The South

From Essaouira, the friends head to the southern deserts of the Morrocan Sahara. Afterwards, they travel through the Agadir region to the city of Agadir on the central coast. Off the tourist grid, this port city is the home of the Timitar Festival. Then, venturing further into the Western Sahara, they travel to Ad Dakla and seek to understand "GADRA" music; its origins, how it is being preserved, and modern interpretations of this style of music.
Online
2017; 2016
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Colombia: Hearbeat of Vallenato

The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato, a rustic, folksy, and distinctly Colombian music style. There, Music Voyager meets up with Fonseca, one of Colombia’s biggest stars, who has incorporated the vallenato style into the tropipop sound for which he is famous. Finally, we end up in the port city of Barranquilla, where steamy, tropical Afro-Colombian beats dominate the music scene.
Online
2017; 2011
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Colombia: The New Medellin

Medellín is the infamous home of drug baron Pablo Escobar, but Music Voyager discovers that the Medellín of today is a modern, thriving city nestled in a gorgeous mountain valley. Take a tour of a local hip-hop school and community center that is helping to provide a positive outlet for inner city youth, and enjoy a virtuoso freestyle display by local hip-hop collective, Crew Peligroso. Reggaeton superstar J. Balvin gives a private performance of one of his hit songs on his luxurious penthouse apartment patio overlooking the city, followed by a visit to the headquarters and archives of Discos Fuentes, Colombia’s pioneering record label.
Online
2017; 2011
18.

Turkey: Istanbul Crossroads

Music Voyager is checking out the sights and sounds of Istanbul, The City of the World’s Desire. Creative pop star, Nil Karaibrahimgil, takes us to her favorite trendy boutique, treats us to unplugged performances of some her best-known songs, and gives us an exclusive invitation to her private residence, where we see firsthand how Turkish pop stars live. We toast the exploration of Istanbul’s past and future with a hearty glass of raki, the famed Turkish liquor, as we are serenaded by street musicians at a traditional Istanbul cafe.
Online
2017; 2013
19.

Georgia: Athens/Macon

Music Voyager travels into the heartland of Georgia to understand the culture, arts, and people who have helped create the "sound" of America. From Macon to Athens, the home of Georgia University, this creative corridor of Georgia has spawned the likes of Otis Redding, Little Richards, The B52s, REM, and others. Today, musicians such as Kishi Bashi, The Whigs, and Otis Redding III call the region home, and we feature performances and adventures with these inspirational artists.
Online
2017; 2015
20.

Tennessee: Music City

No visit to Nashville would be complete without checking out the Grand Ole Opry, and Music Voyager’s host is none other than Vince Gill. Check out Music Row, the epicenter of Nashville’s music business where we visit Compass Records, and then tour Gruhn Guitars. Virtuoso banjo player Alison Brown demonstrates her musical talents, then Music Voyager visits the legendary Bluebird Cafe where stars such as Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift got their start. Local songwriters, Gabe Dixon and Casey Wasner, contemporary blues singer Keb Mo’ and Indie rock band, Those Darlins, show there is much more to the Nashville scene than country music.
Online
2017; 2012