This music and travel TV series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. Host Jacob Edgar is an explorer who does not search for lost cities or ancient ruins. He's on the quest for a different kind of treasure music. As an ethnomusicologist and world music record producer, Edgar travels the globe hunting for the best songs the world has to offer, and he suffers through some of the worst so you don't have to. Along the way, he's rewarded with a backstage pass to concert halls, street festivals, recording studios and rehearsal rooms. With local musicians as his guide, Edgar tastes exotic and occasionally ghastly food, visits off-the-beaten path attractions and parties the night away to amazing concerts at hidden venues that only the locals know.
Albany/Columbus, Ga (#605H) Duration: 27:10 STEREO TVG
This episode sees the Music Voyager team delving deeper into the Georgian heartlands, where spirituals, gospel and the blues laid the foundation for American popular music. They start in Albany with Miss Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers that marched with Martin Luther King Jr. to Washington DC. Every second Saturday, Ms. Harris still assembles her fellow Freedom Singers and new voices from the next generation to join in song to keep the spirit of freedom alive. Next, they head to Columbus and the house of Ma Rainy 'The Mother of the Blues' where her colorful story is just one of many enriching experiences on this journey to where it all began.