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CROSSING SOUTH: Baja Blues Fest And Brews

Airs Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, Aug. 5 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

Host Jorge Meraz rocking an air guitar with the organizer of the Baja Blues F...

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Above: Host Jorge Meraz rocking an air guitar with the organizer of the Baja Blues Festival, Tom Stewart. Rosarito, Mexico.

Experience the largest blues music festival in Mexico — the Baja Blues Fest.

On this episode, we meet world famous musicians like Chubby Carrier from the Bayou Swamp Band, who explains about Zydeco blues music.

A Rockin' Blues Festival

Host Jorge Meraz visits the largest blues music festival in Mexico: The Baja Blues Festival. He chats with the festival organizer on how it got started and meets Chubby Carrier, a famous musician from the Bayou Swamp Band.

We get to wonder around the little booths at the festival to admire the art and taste the goodies. Host Jorge Meraz also learns how this event is a marvelous fundraiser benefiting children’s charities.

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Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band perform at the Baja Blues Festival in Rosarito, Mexico.

Then we take a quick trip over to Sin Fronteras Brewing, an oceanfront location serving the amazing beers available in the region.

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Host Jorge Meraz tastes beer and the food at Sin Fronteras Brewing, at K38 to the south of Rosarito, Mexico.

Watch On Your Schedule:

Each new episode will be available to stream on demand after broadcast. All past episodes from this series are available for streaming on demand.

Join The Conversation:

CROSSING SOUTH is on Facebook, Instagram, and you can follow @MerazRambler on Twitter. #crossingsouth

About The Series:

CROSSING SOUTH is a travel show that explores Tijuana and Northern Baja. Bilingual travel companion and host, Jorge Meraz, takes you on a journey and demystifies the area. Get to know the people, vernacular, foods, customs and places frequented by the locals.


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