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.
Pueblo, Co (#602H) Duration: 27:21 STEREO TVG
The Music Voyager team travels to Pueblo, Colorado to experience the ways in which this industrious city has promoted creative expressions to revitalize the community. Host Jacob Edgar meets Inaiah Lujan, the founder of the band The Haunted Windchimes. Lujan and other local artists and musicians go on a journey across Pueblo, a town blessed with perpetual sunshine, a proud and culturally diverse community, and ample amounts of Pueblo chili peppers. Along the way, they discover that Pueblo embodies the American experience, from the pioneer days to the eras of industrialization and immigration.
- KQED Life: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 1:00am
Macon/Athens, Ga (#604H) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVG
Music Voyager travels into the heartland of Georgia to understand the culture, arts and people that 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 they feature performances and adventures with these inspirational artists.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 16, 2017 -- 5:30am
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.