South American Music

Discover the eclectic sounds of South America, from folkloric songs to contemporary samba.


Music and dance are a window into a region’s culture and history. On our Wild South America: The Guianas to Brazil expedition, experience a variety of intriguing musical interludes. In Suriname, learn the history of kaseko, a captivating swift dance performed to drums with roots in Africa. Feel the beats of Guyana’s popular calypso music. And in Salvador, discover the African rhythms and mysticism of the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religion.

Preview the soundtrack of this vibrant voyage:

Travel with ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar

jacob_edgar_headshot.jpgGain a deep understanding of the cultural forces that shaped this dynamic coast by exploring with ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar. Through live shows on and off the ship curated by Jacob, you’ll discover fantastic new music and learn its historical roots. Jacob is the host of the music and travel program Music Voyager, and since 1998 has been the main music researcher for the acclaimed world music compilations label Putumayo. In 2006, he founded the record label Cumbancha.

Breaking News! Introducing Expedition Music 

Wild-South-America-Playlist-Cover.jpgOur one-of-a-kind music program brings world-class musicians and performers aboard our ships, adding a unique soundtrack to our travels. Now, you can experience that same exceptional music at home, anytime or anywhere, with our brand-new playlists. All expertly curated by ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar, these diverse musical selections transport you around the globe—from the wild shores of South America to the idyllic atolls of Polynesia to the storied British Isles. Find us on Spotify (download the app) and coming soon to Apple Music, too.


Listen now to the sounds of Wild South America
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