New station EastEast.Radio launches to showcase artists and stories from MENA countries

EastEast Radio is an online radio station that presents an alternative to conventional content, giving listeners access to curated sounds with a global scope. The radio’s 24/7 stream draws from an extensive database of tracks with an emphasis on both archival and contemporary recordings from MENA countries. Additionally, the platform hosts collaborations with a wide range of international musicians, collectors, DJs, and labels to bring you special, exclusive mixes. EastEast.Radio also produces a diverse line up of podcasts in conjunction with EastEast.World, offering up fresh perspectives and conversations.

On the EastEast.Radio platform you can already find mixes and podcasts featuring Rabih Beaini (Morphine Records), DIY-ethnographer Bulat Khalilov (Ored Recordings), and Ian Nagoski (Canary Records). EastEast Radio’s upcoming exclusive features include an inaugural mix from the Sublime Frequencies label, highlights of releases and material from Mississippi Records, special selections from Mark Gergis aka Porest, and an interview and curated playlist from NTS host, DJ, and producer Nabihah Iqbal.

EastEast.Radio serves as the primary platform for Mawaheb, an initiative that supports and advances the music of MENA countries. The radio connects a new audience to the music of the region while providing a wide variety of opportunities for engagement. EastEast.Radio, together with Mawaheb, serves a vital purpose: the formation of a musical community. Lesser-known traditions, instruments, genres, and musicians are showcased alongside emerging contemporary talent.

EastEast.Radio’s integration with the EastEast.World platform connects our programming with editorial content, linking special articles with audio features and vice versa. In addition to our round the clock stream and line up of guest mixes, the podcasts will be integrated with the themes of EastEast.World, covering a variety of topics including global music scenes, the decolonization of musicology, contemporary philosophy, book reviews, special reviews, and introductions to traditional music genres. The scope, format, and mission of EastEast.Radio makes it like no other—widen your sonic experience and tune in now.

Visit the website to hear mixes from Sublime Frequencies, Ostinato Records, Debora Ipekel, Ashiqs, and Canary Records

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