Music routes in the US: four destinations in the Mojo Triangle

Many people can listen to music in their minds. This is because the songs are linked to personal identity. Our memory for music may not be perfect, but it's pretty impressive

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That's why we often remember music and forget everything else... Below, find four destinations for travelers eager to discover the American musical images that have become so familiar through film or song. This trip will be inspired by the Mojo Triangle, a geographical and cultural area located in a triangular connection between New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis, the birthplace of country, blues, jazz and rock and roll.


Notably, the Nashville Airport is itself a music venue, hosting more than 700 live performances throughout the year. Later, a stop at the legendary Grand Ole Opry is a must: hosted at the Opry House, it's a weekly concert of American country music in Nashville, founded in 1925, the longest-running radio broadcast in American history, and where country music stars and legends make history every week, live. Diego and his travel companion will experience a private guided tour behind the scenes of the house. It's an immersive theater experience where guests can hang out backstage, hear inside stories, see where the show is airing on Circle TV and WSM Radio.

Next stop: The Johnny Cash Museum, featuring the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia.


Like Nashville, Memphis claims some of the same artists as Elvis and Johnny Cash. However, while the capital city of Tennessee is largely associated with country and bluegrass music, Memphis is linked to Rhythm and Blues and jazz. To delve into the heart of Memphis, join a guided tour at Sun Studio , birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll and home of the 'Million Dollar Quartet': Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, BB King , Ike Turner, all recorded in this studio. Next, plan a visit to the Stax Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the label changed its name to Stax Records in 1961 and was influential in the creation of Southern soul and Memphis soul music.


After breakfast and a ten-minute drive from downtown Memphis, it's time to hit Graceland! This was the home of the late Elvis Presley. To this day, fans flock to Memphis to visit Elvis' grave and home, and even get an up close and personal view of his car collection. Diego and the photographer will take a private guided tour to discover the fascinating details that each room has to offer.

Before sunset, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Memphis skyline and the Mississippi River from the observation deck at the Bass Pro Shop building, a pyramid-shaped landmark.

Beale Street is one of the most iconic streets in the United States. Consisting of three blocks of nightclubs, restaurants, and shops in the heart of downtown Memphis, it is a fusion of delta blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B, and gospel. This National Historic Site district shares its rich history of legendary live music (BB King, Rufus Thomas, etc.) through museums and clubs where our two Brand USA guests will hear who's making music in Memphis today . After a drink at the Absinthe Bar on Beale Street, they will dine at the Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe & Honky Tonk. This Honky Tonk is similar to the smaller coffee shops found throughout the Deep South. small bar tables,

New Orleans

Few cities are as synonymous with music as New Orleans, home to perpetual jubilation and original musical forms ranging from brass bands and ragtime to Dixieland jazz, Cajun music, zydeco and bounce rap. It's also the birthplace of jazz, the city of Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Pete Fountain, and Harry Connick, Jr., among other jazz performers.

Have breakfast at Café Du Monde Original, founded in 1862 in the French Market in New Orleans. The cafe is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Their menu consists of dark roast coffee with radicchio, beignets, white and chocolate milk, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Beignets are French-style square donuts generously covered with icing sugar.

Tujague's, meanwhile, is the second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans, the birthplace of brunch and home to America's oldest standing bar, but first and foremost, Tujague's is a neighborhood restaurant, located in the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. America, the French Quarter. Steeped in culinary stories, Tujague's is undeniably one of the most famous and historic restaurants in New Orleans.

Located at "the base of the Canal," at 2 Canal Street , in the former World Trade Center building that now houses the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans and Residences, Vue Orleans immerses visitors in the history, music, and culture of New Orleans. through a multi-level interactive cultural experience that puts an intense focus on the city. The attraction offers a breathtaking 4-D experience with nine original films, seven interactive exhibits and the only 360-degree panoramic rooftop observation deck in the city. It goes beyond superficial embellishments. Vue Orleans combines style with substance, using technology to illuminate in a focused way the wide variety of art, music, food, history and culture found only in New Orleans.

The New Orleans Museum of Jazz celebrates the history of jazz in all its forms through interactive and dynamic exhibits. This building is the only one in the United States that has functioned as both the United States and the Confederate Mint. The Old United States Mint is now also a permanent exhibit space and home to many traveling exhibits. It is also the location of the Louisiana Historic Center, a resource for historians and researchers.


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