Cat Deeley presents the third series of the insightful music series. Each episode focuses on a musician or group as they open up about the tracks that shaped their career and the lyrics that changed their lives.
Through the intersecting worlds of five amazing artists we come to experience a city's creative soul. From music superstar Janelle Monae and Arrested Development, to the creative culinary genius of the Gun Show restaurant, to the colourful lantern parade, come together on creative collage to tell the story of Atlanta.
This music-based travel series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet. Ethnomusicologist and record producer Jacob Edgar embarks on a quest to find the world's best songs.
This intimate and humorous documentary follows the convention-busting Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain as they embark on their first major US tour, but what will Americans make of their British humour and ukulele musicianship?
This episode brings Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar to Denver, Colorado, on his three-episode journey to learn more about this year's Grammy nominees, Road to a Grammy. Jacob meet with banjo virtuoso and multiple Grammy nominee Bela Fleck, then visits the workshop where the Grammy statuettes are lovingly hand-crafted. He follows Bela Fleck from a banjo master class to a concert at one of Denver's top venues. On the tour bus, Fleck divulges the fascinating story of his banjo obsession and his acclaimed film and album, Throw Down Your Heart, which documents Fleck's musical adventures in Africa. Fleck treats viewers to a moving unplugged rendition of the title track. Then, Jacob Edgar explores the lifestyle of the Denver area, from the nearby ski resorts, to local record stores, country and 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.
Shreveport, a city with rich musical history, is a crossroads between the deep African-American traditions of the south, the country music, Western swing and rockabilly that predated rock and roll and the spice influence of Cajun and Creole music from south in Louisiana. Music Voyager is graciously hosted by Rock star and Blues guitar virtuoso Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Kenny Wayne takes Music Voyager to Leadbelly's grave for an acoustic jam with Buddy Flett and introduces us to Maggie Warwick of the Louisiana Hayride for an special jam. Music Voyager gets to meet James Burton, who wrote the 'Suzie Q' lick at 16 and understand his chicken pickin' guitar style. The Grumble boogie sounds of Dirtfoot and finally the on-set of Carnival in the Shreveport style.
Join Grace Koh, Pip Rasmussen and Tim Matthews as they take you through all the action from this incredible event, including the performance of our very own Isabella Clarke.
The Music Voyager travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in north-western India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colourful and soulful as its surroundings. Edgar embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. 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.
Miami is a city that everyone recognises but few truly know. We're familiar with its neon glow and beaches lined with golden sands and Art Deco hotels, but the heartbeat of the city lies in the vibrant multicultural communities that call this city home. We 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. We get buzzed on Cuban coffee, tour the colourful mural district by bike and take on the daunting Colombian hot dog, enjoying the spontaneous creativity and color that keeps the city pulsing day and night. This is Miami like you have never seen, or heard, before.
From bedazzling Tokyo we journey to the region of Tohoku, an area rich with tradition that was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. We are invited by Yoshihide Otomo and Riuchi Sakamoto, two of Japan's most respected and cutting-edge composers, to experience first hand a concert for healing and hope they are leading with an ensemble of local high school students. We explore the coastline near Sendai, visiting with fisherman, students, musicians and even local surfers, whose words of resilience and optimism offers inspiration and confirms the indomitable spirit of the Japanese people.
We look back at the incredible eight weeks our guitarists had from the first audition all the way to the winners triumphant performance on the main stage at Latitude Festival, in front of thousands. We recap all of the live performances and the extra special moments when they got to meet their guitar heroes, including George Benson and Tony Iommi.
This episode is full of previously unseen footage including extra mentor sessions with guitar greats Milos and Jon Gomm, as well as new performance tracks from Lianne La Havas and jazz legend George Benson at Ronnie Scotts. And, of course, it follows the guitarists as they strum their way through every success and failure, while enjoying the guitar experience of a lifetime. It all ends at Latitude Festival with the final three battling it out for the coveted slot, playing with a full backing band, on the main stage in front of thousands.
The Music Voyager teams heads to Bogota, Colombia's capital and biggest metropolis, to explore the city's thriving rock and pop music scene. We are treated to an unplugged performance in the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria by world famous rockers Aterciopelados, who also bring us to a nearby indigenous peoples cultural center for a ceremony with Arhuaco shamans. The up and coming rock band, Superlitio takes us to their recording studio, Loop, for a private jam, and Jacob, our host, digs through the crates at a funky shoe store/vinyl record store in downtown Bogota. Finally, we meet up with Fonseca, one of Colombia's biggest pop stars, who brings us to Monserrate, a cathedral high in the mountains overlooking Bogota, for an unplugged performance of his hit song, 'Paraiso'.
Music Voyager is invited to Atlanta, Georgia, to experience the heartbeat of the city from the inside out. Our host is musician Tacuma Bradley who explores the Atlanta landscape while following the six degrees of separation between the people he meets. These include musicians Christian and Brand Bush, who take us to the neighbourhood of Buckhead for an unplugged performance at a local cemetery. We are introduced to their friends Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. Ruby's music sets the tone for us to explore the funky and artistic Five Points neighbourhood. Ruby introduces us to the feisty Myra, who owns a boutique cuisine shop called La Fruta. Myra then 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 centre and we experience a concert with Killer Mike and special guest Big Boi from OutKast.
Missy Higgins is one of Australia's most successful musical talents and aspiring singer Maree is lucky enough to meet her! Missy gives Maree some tips for overcoming stage fright plus strengthening her voice.
Aspiring musicians get 'in tune' with real-life music stars in a one-on-one interview and jam sessions. From Sheppard to Samantha Jade, these famous musos are full of advice for the next generation of talent!
The longest islands of the Bahamas, Eleuthera is steeped in history culture and beauty, from the famous visual Glass Window Bridge between the Caribbean and the Atlantic ocean to 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, Harbor Islands and Spanish Wells, it's the people that collectively have one voice connected in the island's culture.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.