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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.3 The Capital of Salsa The Colombian city of Cali, known as the world capital of salsa, also serves as the urban center of the country's Afro-Pacific culture. Jacob Edgar discovers why Columbia adopted as its native style the upbeat tropical dance music of salsa. He meets Grupo Niche, one of the world's most famous salsa bands, for a performance at their private club Dulce con Dulce, and explores the famous Juanchito neighborhood where salsa clubs line the streets.
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205 SU 07/13/14 08:30am 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The New Medellin Despite its notoriety as the home of drug baron Pablo Escobar, Medellin is a modern, thriving city nestled in a scenic mountain valley. Jacob Edgar tours a local hip-hop school and community center in the Aranjuez neighborhood that provides a positive outlet for inner city youth. He also enjoys a virtuoso freestyle display by local hip-hop collective Crew Peligrosos, a private performance by reggaeton superstar J-Balvin in his luxurious penthouse apartment and a visit to El Cielo, one of Colombia's most inventive restaurants.
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206 WE 07/16/14 08:30am 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The New Medellin Despite its notoriety as the home of drug baron Pablo Escobar, Medellin is a modern, thriving city nestled in a scenic mountain valley. Jacob Edgar tours a local hip-hop school and community center in the Aranjuez neighborhood that provides a positive outlet for inner city youth. He also enjoys a virtuoso freestyle display by local hip-hop collective Crew Peligrosos, a private performance by reggaeton superstar J-Balvin in his luxurious penthouse apartment and a visit to El Cielo, one of Colombia's most inventive restaurants.
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206 WE 07/16/14 02:30pm 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Colombia's Electro Tropical Beats One of the latest and most exciting trends in Colombian music fuses the traditional rhythms and melodies with electronic beats and modern influences. Host Jacob Edgar explores this cutting-edge Bogota scene, starting with an electrifying live performance in the streets with La Mojarra Electrica. Then, he meets British DJ and producer Richard Blaire, whose Sidestepper project pioneered the electrotropical trend.
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207 SU 07/20/14 08:30am 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Heartbeat of Vallenato Host Jacob Edgar's journeys through Colombia reveal the country's amazing geographical, cultural and musical diversity. His travels take him from the ranches and farmlands of Valledupar through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and on to the Caribbean coast. The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato,a rustic, folksy and distinctly Colombian music style. There, Edgar meets Fonseca, one of Colombia’s biggest stars, who has incorporated the vallenato style into the tropipop sound he made famous.
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208 WE 07/23/14 08:30am 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Heartbeat of Vallenato Host Jacob Edgar's journeys through Colombia reveal the country's amazing geographical, cultural and musical diversity. His travels take him from the ranches and farmlands of Valledupar through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and on to the Caribbean coast. The small city of Valledupar is the cradle of vallenato,a rustic, folksy and distinctly Colombian music style. There, Edgar meets Fonseca, one of Colombia’s biggest stars, who has incorporated the vallenato style into the tropipop sound he made famous.
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208 WE 07/23/14 02:30pm 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Afro-Colombian Grooves From Cartagena's gorgeous old city to the rough and tumble streets and beaches of La Boquilla, host Jacob Edgar dives into the beauty, rhythms and culture of this colorful city. Colombia's beautiful Caribbean coast gave rise to cumbia,the iconic Colombian rhythm now popular in nearly every corner of Latin America. Edgar discovers sights of Cartagena da Indias alongside Toto la Momposina, one of the most respected figures in Colombian music, who performs with her band on the beach as local children dance along.
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209 SU 07/27/14 08:30am 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mumbai Host Jacob Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, Edgar learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food and tries his hand at cricket. (1 of 9)
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101 WE 07/30/14 08:30am 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Mumbai Host Jacob Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, Edgar learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food and tries his hand at cricket. (1 of 9)
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101 WE 07/30/14 02:30pm 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Rajasthan Host Jacob Edgar travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in northwestern India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the Gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colorful and soulful as its surroundings. He is treated to a concert by Gypsy band, Musafir and a blazing performance by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band in front of the magnificent Amber Fort. From there, Edgar moves on to the blue city of Jodhpur for a visit with the Maharaja in an enchanting voyage of musical discovery. (2 of 9)
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102 SU 08/03/14 08:30am 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Delhi Host Jacob Edgar's Indian journey ends up in India's capital city Delhi, where he explores the vibrant underground music scene. He connects with Rabbi Shergill, the Sikh music star who blends the revolutionary spirit of John Lennon with Indian pop. Edgar visits the rehearsal space of Indian Ocean, India's counterpart to the Grateful Dead; and, meets up with the East India Company, an up-and-coming collective that modernizes folk music with electronics and funky beats. The Delhi music tour ends up with a DJ set featuring Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale in one of India's hippest nightclubs.
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103 WE 08/06/14 08:30am 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Delhi Host Jacob Edgar's Indian journey ends up in India's capital city Delhi, where he explores the vibrant underground music scene. He connects with Rabbi Shergill, the Sikh music star who blends the revolutionary spirit of John Lennon with Indian pop. Edgar visits the rehearsal space of Indian Ocean, India's counterpart to the Grateful Dead; and, meets up with the East India Company, an up-and-coming collective that modernizes folk music with electronics and funky beats. The Delhi music tour ends up with a DJ set featuring Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale in one of India's hippest nightclubs.
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103 WE 08/06/14 02:30pm 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Beyond Bob Marley Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong. Edgar's travels to St. Thomas, to visit with Tarrus Riley, one of the hottest young reggae singers. He journeys to the hills outside of Kingston for a visit with reggae star Richie Spice. They explore Richie Spice's family farm and discuss the social role of reggae.
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104 SU 08/10/14 08:30am 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Roots, Rock, Reggae Jamaican reggae hit the world like a hammer in the 1970s, but where did reggae come from? World music record producer Jacob Edgar explores the history of Jamaican music, from its African roots to the cusp of the reggae revolution.
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105 WE 08/13/14 08:30am 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Roots, Rock, Reggae Jamaican reggae hit the world like a hammer in the 1970s, but where did reggae come from? World music record producer Jacob Edgar explores the history of Jamaican music, from its African roots to the cusp of the reggae revolution.
WEB LINK
105 WE 08/13/14 02:30pm 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Capital of Salsa The Colombian city of Cali, known as the world capital of salsa, also serves as the urban center of the country's Afro-Pacific culture. Jacob Edgar discovers why Columbia adopted as its native style the upbeat tropical dance music of salsa. He meets Grupo Niche, one of the world's most famous salsa bands, for a performance at their private club Dulce con Dulce, and explores the famous Juanchito neighborhood where salsa clubs line the streets.
WEB LINK
205 SA 08/16/14 05:00am 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Dancehall Marathon The most popular music in Jamaica today is the hard-edged sounds of dancehall. World music record producer Jacob Edgar experiences the power of the movement first hand at the Reggae Sumfest and Fully Loaded festivals.
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106 SA 08/16/14 10:00am 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Capital of Salsa The Colombian city of Cali, known as the world capital of salsa, also serves as the urban center of the country's Afro-Pacific culture. Jacob Edgar discovers why Columbia adopted as its native style the upbeat tropical dance music of salsa. He meets Grupo Niche, one of the world's most famous salsa bands, for a performance at their private club Dulce con Dulce, and explores the famous Juanchito neighborhood where salsa clubs line the streets.
WEB LINK
205 SA 08/16/14 05:00pm 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Dancehall Marathon The most popular music in Jamaica today is the hard-edged sounds of dancehall. World music record producer Jacob Edgar experiences the power of the movement first hand at the Reggae Sumfest and Fully Loaded festivals.
WEB LINK
106 SA 08/16/14 10:00pm 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Dancehall Marathon The most popular music in Jamaica today is the hard-edged sounds of dancehall. World music record producer Jacob Edgar experiences the power of the movement first hand at the Reggae Sumfest and Fully Loaded festivals.
WEB LINK
106 SU 08/17/14 08:30am 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Capital of Salsa The Colombian city of Cali, known as the world capital of salsa, also serves as the urban center of the country's Afro-Pacific culture. Jacob Edgar discovers why Columbia adopted as its native style the upbeat tropical dance music of salsa. He meets Grupo Niche, one of the world's most famous salsa bands, for a performance at their private club Dulce con Dulce, and explores the famous Juanchito neighborhood where salsa clubs line the streets.
WEB LINK
205 SU 08/17/14 11:00am 00:27:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Dancehall Marathon The most popular music in Jamaica today is the hard-edged sounds of dancehall. World music record producer Jacob Edgar experiences the power of the movement first hand at the Reggae Sumfest and Fully Loaded festivals.
WEB LINK
106 SU 08/17/14 04:00pm 00:26:30 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Rocky Mountain Adventures Host Jacob Edgar visits Denver, Colorado on his three-episode journey to learn more about this year's Grammy nominees. He meets with banjo virtuoso and multiple GRAMMY nominee Bela Fleck, and then visits the workshop where the GRAMMY statuettes are lovingly hand-crafted. Jacob also explores the lifestyle of the Denver area, from the nearby ski resorts, to local record stores; Country & Western dance clubs and more. Jacob gets a mouthful of Rocky Mountain Oysters and has his hide tanned by a mechanical bull on this entertaining journey to the Mile High City.
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107 WE 08/20/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Rocky Mountain Adventures Host Jacob Edgar visits Denver, Colorado on his three-episode journey to learn more about this year's Grammy nominees. He meets with banjo virtuoso and multiple GRAMMY nominee Bela Fleck, and then visits the workshop where the GRAMMY statuettes are lovingly hand-crafted. Jacob also explores the lifestyle of the Denver area, from the nearby ski resorts, to local record stores; Country & Western dance clubs and more. Jacob gets a mouthful of Rocky Mountain Oysters and has his hide tanned by a mechanical bull on this entertaining journey to the Mile High City.
WEB LINK
107 WE 08/20/14 02:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 From D.C. to Cajun Country Host Jacob Edgar continues his Road to a GRAMMY journey by meeting GRAMMY winner India Arie in Washington D.C. Dobet Gnahore, a stunning singer from West Africa, who shares a GRAMMY nomination with Arie is profiled. Arie and Israeli superstar Idan Raichel team up. Jacob travels to Lafayette, Louisiana, to meet up with Cedric Watson, a young accordionist and violin player who has been making big waves in the Creole music world. The good times roll on the bayou, with a crawfish cookout, intimate porch-side concerts and a raucous Zydeco dance party at the famed Blue Moon night club.
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108 SU 08/24/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Los Angeles City of Stars Host Jacob Edgar meets up with renowned producer and songwriter Tricky Stewart, who has worked with superstars such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Katy Perry and many others. Tricky describes the life and philosophy of being a producer to the stars and invites Jacob to his exclusive GRAMMY party.
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109 WE 08/27/14 08:30am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Los Angeles City of Stars Host Jacob Edgar meets up with renowned producer and songwriter Tricky Stewart, who has worked with superstars such as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Rhianna, Katy Perry and many others. Tricky describes the life and philosophy of being a producer to the stars and invites Jacob to his exclusive GRAMMY party.
WEB LINK
109 WE 08/27/14 02:30pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Tokyo: A Feast for the Senses The massive metropolis of Tokyo offers a feast for the senses: blinding neon, the bleeps and blips of Pachinko parlors, adventurous cuisine, and experimental, animated and sometimes unusual music. Host Jacob Edgar gets a taste of Tokyo's cultural umami - a voyage of discovery filled with unforgettable surprises. (1 of 3)
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501 SU 08/31/14 08:30am 00:27:24 (RPT) (CC) × ST