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The Bahamas: Raking and Scraping Across The Islands (#607H) Duration: 25:54 STEREO TVG

This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, they travel to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beach-side performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters we head to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style. Then they explore the roots of spiritual music in The Bahamas with a fireside performance by multigenerational acapella group The Region Bells. From there, Shabak, the most popular contemporary gospel group in The Bahamas, gives them an uplifting performance in a beautiful 17th century cathedral. Along the way they learn how to carve up a conch, attempt to fish for their supper, and sample the intoxicating drink known as The Gully Wash.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Bahamas: from the Islands to the World (#608H) Duration: 27:23 STEREO TVPG

In this episode of Music Voyager, they explore the impact of music from The Bahamas on popular music around 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 (Did you know, for example, that The Beach Boy's "Sloop John B" is a Bahamian folk song and that The Grateful Dead always ended their set with a song from The Bahamas?). They 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. They then meet up with The Baha Men, whose song "Who Let The Dogs Out" was a worldwide smash. Finally, they meet up for an impromptu dance party in front of a conch stand with D-Mac, thier pick for the next big international star to come out of The Bahamas.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 27, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Wed 11/10: KQEH Over The Air planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Wednesday 11/10, 11am The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels late Wednesday morning for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna mid-afternoon when work is completed. The change should be for a […]

    • Tues 9/29: Planned outage for KQET DT25 Over the Air signal

      (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) The Fremont Peak transmission tower will be undergoing one of its routine maintenance inspections Tuesday. We expect to shut down the KQET DT25 signal at approximately 2pm (along with other stations on the tower), and expect to return around 3pm. Most TVs will automatically recover the signals after an outage of […]

    • KQED DT9.1 – 9.3, Sunday 9/20: Over the Air signal down

      UPDATE: KQED’s Sutro Tower signal was restored to full power shortly after 3pm on Monday. If your TV set has still not re-acquired the signal automatically, a rescan is probably in order. – – – – – – – – – UPDATE: Our over the air signal was restored at 50% power apx 4pm Sunday. […]

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