The Atlanta episode of Music Voyager, an international music and lifestyle travel series, premieres on Georgia Public Broadcasting on June 12. Music Voyager explores the sights and sounds of the most musically exciting cities in the world. The Atlanta episode premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival on March 27.
“Music Voyager showcases Atlanta’s thriving creative community through the music, food and people that make our city great,” said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). “Atlanta’s music scene is a hidden gem that we are proud to share with international audiences through Music Voyager.”
Atlanta’s episode features interviews and performances from local artists including Georgia soul and R&B group Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, rapper and producer Killer Mike and country music duo The Bush Brothers. The episode also visits local favorites including Porter Beer Bar, Lotta Frutta, Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt, Rosebud and Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles. The music and food featured in the episode highlight the different personalities of Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods including Little Five Points, Grant Park, West Midtown and Old Fourth Ward. ACVB collaborated with Tantra World Wide Inc. and the Georgia Tourism Foundation to produce this episode.
"Partnering with Tantra was not only a creatively rewarding experience, but also an excellent business decision,” said Andrew Wilson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, ACVB. “This episode has been accepted into 11 international film festivals and is already syndicated for broadcast throughout South America, China, Africa, Australia and several countries in Europe, achieving unprecedented reach."
Music Voyager follows host Tacuma Bradley as he travels around the world to explore the current global music landscape, delve into the rich history and surroundings that inspire new sounds, and offer deep insights into the soul of a destination. Viewers learn about each destination’s music scene, as well as the fine arts expressed through the city’s chefs, creatives, hot spots, festivals and recording sessions with local artists.
For more information on Music Voyager, visit www.atlanta.net/musicvoyager.
Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.