Host of Music Voyager
BioJacob Edgar is an Ethnomusicologist, world music tastemaker, street food fanatic and a global explorer with an insatiable curiosity for the diverse ways in which people express themselves through music. His adventures have taken him to hundreds of the world's greatest international music festivals, and performance venues in search of exceptional musical talents. Since 1998, Edgar has been the main music researcher for the acclaimed world music compilations label Putumayo World Music, contributing songs and liner notes to over 100 Putumayo collections that combined have sold over ten million copies. In 2006, Edgar founded the record label Cumbancha, which was awarded the Top Label Award at WOMEX (the World Music Expo). Cumbancha artists include Malian star Habib Koité, Israel's cross-cultural mavericks The Idan Raichel Project and the late Garifuna music advocate Andy Palacio
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