Moshe Morad introduces recordings from the 2008 International Oud Festival, including Nazareth's greatest young singer and some Jewish Kawali. Show more
Istanbul-born singer Cigdem Aslan guides us through the Alevi music of Turkey
Andy presents the second of two special on-location programmes from Algeria, including sessions recorded all over this vast and diverse country. 2/2 - Rachid Taha and the Kabilian mountains. Show more
Andy presents two special on-location programmes from all over this vast and diverse country. 1/2 - Rai music in Oran and the Kasbah of Algiers. Show more
Moshe meets the queen mother of central bus station music. Plus, a disappearing Iraqi tradition in Tel Aviv, Russian and Algerian roots at the Dead Sea Festival, and a trip to the Wailing Wall. Show more
Sam Farah of the BBC Arabic Service visits an Islamic Sufi gathering in Aleppo, in northern Syria. He discovers how the worlds of music, religion and politics collide. Show more
Moshe Morad visits Israel to find out how the country's diverse ethnic makeup influences its music. Including coffee-grinding music of Bedouins on Mount Tabor and Palestinian rap group Dam. Show more
Moshe Morad goes deep into the southern desert to find out what it means to be a Bedouin and learn about their ancient customs. Show more
Moshe Morad travels to Jordan. 2/2. Moshe is in the capital, Amman, where he records live sessions with some of Jordan's up-and-coming young groups. Show more
Andy hears Sufi trance music in Baghdad's most famous mosque, visits Baghdad's Voice of Youth FM station, and meets one of Iraq's top performers, Ilham Al-Madfai, who now lives in Jordan. Show more
Simon Broughton presents a special programme from Iran. Although popular music has been surpressed since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran's classical music has flourished. Show more
In the second of his two programmes from Iran, Simon Broughton travels from Khorosan in the east to Kurdistan in the west to meet some of the leading musicians from the rural areas. Show more
Andy meets Qassim al-Sultan, one of Iraq's leading pop stars whose songs praise Saddam as a national hero. He also explores the Iraq's little-known gypsy community. Show more
Andy and his production team were granted unprecedented freedom to travel the length of Iran without minders or official translators. A surprisingly truthful account of musical life in Iran. Show more
DJ Edu with the hottest underground sounds out of Africa - from Hip Hop and RnB to Dancehall, Garage and D&B.
DJ Edu has a special DNA mix with Nicki Minaj, Katy B and others mashed up with some African vibes.