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Music Voyager

The Bahamas: From the Islands to the World

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...
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Sunday, August 2 at 12:30 am on 12.1


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Ethno-musicologist, cultural historian and music ciritic Jacob Edgar travels all over the world to find cutting-edge musicians and immerse himself in their culture.