The Sounds of Wild South America

Discover this region’s eclectic rhythms, 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, find the African rhythms and mysticism in the Candomble, remnants of the slave era.

Preview the soundtrack of this vibrant voyage:

   

 

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Travel with ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar

Gain a deep understanding of the 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 Wavelengths: Expedition Music

Our 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 (and coming soon to Apple Music, too).

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