Mixtapes

#3 Basma

About the mix: This mix features popular and folk music from around Sudan, with sounds from Halfa, Kassala, Blue Nile, Darfur and Khartoum. About the mixers: Basma is of Nubian Sudanese descent and is based in London. She hosts the Khartoum Arrivals show on NTS Radio where she...

#2 Radio Alhara

About the mix: Collective mix by Radio Alhara founders Elias Anastas, Yousef Anastas, Saeed Abu Jaber, Yazan Khalili and Mothanna Hussein. This mix was put together for MARSM Digital. It showcases an eclectic selection of music arranged in sequences of unforeseen sonic analogies. About the mixers: Radio Alhara...

#1 Mahraganat Madness by Phil Battiekh

About the mix: Mahraganat is electric folk music that emerged in the neighbourhoods Salam City and Matareya of Cairo and its popularity spread like wildfire throughout the Arabic speaking world. Sometimes dubbed “electro-shaabi”, Mahraganat itself means “festivals” in Arabic and the music is characterized by booming...