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For all the Muslim Businesswomen out there that want support, inspiration, motivation, coaching, and tools to create a thriving business for their own happiness and independence. Each week you’ll hear mind-blowing interviews with other Muslim Women Entrepreneurs, my authentic journey documented as well as actionable tips and strategies that you can implement in your own entrepreneurial journey!
 
Welcome to the audio home of DESIblitz.com! UK's award-winning Desi web magazine providing you a unique collection of interviews with Bollywood and Film Stars, Popular Singers and Podcasts! Listen to: 'The Melting Pot' ~ The gaming podcast with a difference. Produced by Amo, Fatima and Thomas - our residential trio gaming and technology writers. Exclusive interviews with celebrities, stars and everyday people who make a difference. Special reports produced to reveal news, views and discussio ...
 
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Deepen your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action. Subscribe today!
 
A weekly show that brings you ten new tracks from artists from across the world. We cover every genre conceivable, from abstract techno, mutated dancehall, dark metal to Chinese bin lid music or something else - if it's recorded outside of the major label system, we're up for playing it. You'll find music you love, music you don't understand, and music that'll change your life.
 
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The spiritual woozy psychedelia of Milan’s Al Doum and the Faryds gets us underway this week as we welcome longer nights with exceptional atmospheric music from all corners. No track encompasses that greater than the wonderful new Jessica Moss track on Constellation – it’s one to put the headphones on for, as is the stunner from Canadian compatriot…
 
“Hmm, what’s that smell?” Well it’s another Independent Music Podcast, which kicks off this week with The Smell of Metal – the latest cold wave banger coming out of the Mannequin Records stable over in Germany. If you peel back the layers, you’ll find a whole heap of special music on this episode: we have more bangers in the shape of Lisbon’s Tia M…
 
London label Mais Um’s ear for extraordinary music from Brazil continues unabated with the exceptional track that opens this week’s Independent Music Podcast. The music of Juçara Marçal is relatively new to us, but the first few bars of her astonishing track ‘Crash’ sink their hooks into you very quickly. It’s a stunning way to get going. What foll…
 
We keep reading about the new Blawan release “shedding the ‘techno’ box he has so often been put in” but his new, exceptional record on XL shows us a consistently innovative artist continuing a journey we’ve enjoyed since ‘Getting Me Down’ back in 2011. It’s a must-listen and a probably must-buy for those who like your electronics a little off-kilt…
 
In the midst of the continued fallout from Dave Chapelle’s transphobic jokes from his Netflix comedy special, Hiba and our guest co-host Dennis are here to break it all down – and have the important conversation around narrative, free speech, and the link to potential hate speech/ actions. Social justice leader and media critic Dr. John Paul Higgs …
 
There’s nothing that’ll kickstart your body quite like a funky slice of Algerian-born Amazigh music. The lead track from Habibi Funk’s Majid Soula compilation is a real hip-shaker, and just the tonic for whatever ales you this week. There’s a lot more than that to get stuck into as well – from clattering percussive electronics from the new Jerusale…
 
On this bonus episode of Momentum, Hiba and guest co-host Dennis preview Race Forward’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – our upcoming virtual gala celebrating 40 years of catalyzing the racial justice movement! Listen in as our hosts talk about the early days of Race Forward, the important changemaking moments that have shaped the organization, and t…
 
Two sublime reissues bookend this week’s Independent Music Podcast. We open with the gospel soul from Pastor T.L. Barrett and close with the gorgeous avant-folk from Japan courtesy of Reiko and Tori Kudo. Between those, we go on a wild journey, including the mutant techno of Jlin, detective jazz of Aging alongside Land Trance, South American psyche…
 
After our week away last week, we have a truly sublime selection this week. There’s a real record of the year contender out of left field from Chinese artist Yikii, who blends classical music with post-industrial haunted Chinese nursery rhymes, there’s the last recording from Finnish experimental pioneer Pekka Airaksinen, and the latest ace new rec…
 
We are off this week so we decided to revisit this extraordinary selection of tracks from 2018. Including some people with new records on the horizon including 700 Bliss, Ko Shin Moon, and Colin Stetson... back next week. Even though we sit here having played music from 390 releases this year, we feel a bit uneasy producing a ‘best of’ 2018 when th…
 
A mellow but extraordinarily varied podcast this week, as we explore some of the latest releases across the musical spectrum. From Japanese folk to ferocious noise rock, stopping off at hip hop, Indonesian avant garde experimentation, roots reggae, and library music. There’s a lot to enjoy on this relatively short – but packed full of goodness – ep…
 
On the Season 3 premiere of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Western States Center Executive Director and Race Forward Senior Fellow Eric Ward joins us to ground and center us, and you, our listeners, in our racial justice work! Update: Hiba is back from sabbatical, and now Chevon is taking her well-deserved time off, and in the meantime, Dennis i…
 
It's a return for some popular names on this week's Independent Music Podcast. We got ourselves very excited when we heard of Richard Dawson collaborating with Finnish underground dominators Circle and the first results - appearing on the show - are worthy of the anticipation. We also have the new one from perennial pod favourites GNOD, a track we …
 
Heavy hitters abound on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, gathering highlights including the dark drum and bass of Kesa Getame on ANA, the Krikor remix of Cairo’s Dijit, and an absolutely sublime new one from Mira Calix on Warp. Tracklisting The Umlauts – Um Politik (PRAH Recordings, UK) Kesa Getame – B2 (ANA, UK) Kulk – Shuck (Hominid Sounds,…
 
We go in hard this week, with the consistently dancefloor filling Otim Alpha terrorising us with his high BPM electro Acholi sounds. There are let-ups sprinkled across the pod, with the exquisite new Elena Setien record on Thrill Jockey, and spiritual jazz from Irreversible Entanglements. Mostly though, we’re going uptempo, with a cracker from Rose…
 
From punk black metal to fingerpicking folk, via the "mind-spanking workouts" of the fabulous Ábris Gryllus and bouncy electronics of Lia Mice, there's pretty much something for everyone on this week's podcast. Tracklisting Betamax vs Clive Bell - Visions (Byrd Out, UK) KUUNATIC - Tītián (Glitterbeat Records, Germany) HTRK - Kiss Kiss and Rhineston…
 
Today I had the pleasure to sit down with another AMAZING Muslim Businesswoman: Zaiba Hasan. If you were wondering if you could have it all: a wonderful family, a loving husband, and success in business, Zaiba is the living proof of that. However, you gotta work for it and face with courage and resourcefulness the challenges life throws at you. It …
 
On this bonus episode of Momentum, Hiba –– our Conferences and Convenings Manager, is joined by youth leader Gianna Ramirez from Generation Justice to talk about everything #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future, Race Forward’s first intergenerational event of its kind taking place on Saturday, September 25th. Gianna and Hiba talk about the host committ…
 
Percussive music from Nairobi kicks us off this week on a usually eclectic Independent Music Podcast. We have avant-folk from Newcastle, the latest extraordinary hiphop experiments from Pink Siifu, a new electronic label from Shanghai, a collaboration between Jamaica!! and pod favourites Sly & the Family Drone, and lots more. Tracklisting Leon Dunc…
 
Phenomenal experimental music spanning from Vietnamese electronics to Mexican disco to lots in-between. Stopping off for a cut from the Solemn Brigham LP on Mello Music Group, downtempo hiphop from Germany, polyrhythmic electronics from Poland, Instagram found sounds, Cameroonian house and a whole lot more. Tracklisting Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective – In…
 
Dub abounds in many of its forms on the Independent Music Podcast this week, from the heavy pounding of Kevin Martin’s The Bug, to funk-infused dub experiments from Tim Vanhamel’s Comité Hypnotisé moniker, via dub steppers from the master Alpha Steppas. We also have Japanese punk from the ace O’ Summer Vacation, sludge metal from Brazil’s Papangu, …
 
Abstract music from across the globe on this week’s show. We have twisted footwork, stripped back drum and bass (or perhaps not, you decide), and metronomic tunes. We have library-infused experimental electronics, two beautiful tracks from Israel and lots more. Tracklisting Slugabed – The Tiny Man is Here (Activia Benz, UK) Kutiman – Guruji (self-r…
 
Phenomenal new music abounds on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. Kicking off with bumper car/dodgem experimental from the always forward-thinking Anna Meredith, we shift through dub, hiphop, techno, and goth folk on this week’s journey. Other highlights this week include the sublime collaboration between Deafbrick, Kenyan duo Duma, and Swiss …
 
Raucous uptempo noise blended with deep dubby electronics pervades on this week's Independent Music Podcast. You wouldn't guess from the opening psychedelic beaut from The Holy Family on Rocket Recordings, but this show goes into dark directions, enjoy! Tracklisting The Holy Family - Skulls The… (Rocket Recordings, UK) De Schuurman - Pier Je Bill! …
 
We're off this week, so we're playing a show of exceptional music from 2017. From collage to disco, from experimental hip hop to forward-thinking dub, this show has some superb music Tracklisting The Dead Mauriacs – Beauté des Mirages (Discrepant, UK) Merry – Sparrow Love (Scrimshire Edit) (Dubplate, UK) Housewives – Excerpt 6 (Rocket Recordings, U…
 
Sublime cold wave influenced electronics dominate the Independent Music Podcast this week, although you wouldn’t guess from the blistering opener from Algerian mountain blaster Hocine Chaoui or the latest banger from Ahadadream. Elsewhere we have cool soundtrack music from Krikor Kouchian, stunning spoken word from Tindersticks’ David Boulter, filt…
 
Duff duff club music, krautrock electronics, Japanese chiptune, and Peruvian funeral songs are just some of the sounds infiltrating this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. We have pounding industrial music from Australia, the wonderful collaboration between podcast faves The Body and BIG|BRAVE, the thundering new one from Kenyan grindcore du…
 
Extraordinary experimentation throughout this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. We move in all sorts of directions, from the esoteric ambient sounds from Estonia’s Maarja Nuut, to kerosene tank brass cumbia from Los Pirañas, to funk-tinged gnarly noise from Leeds’ Thank. Elsewhere, we have the latest from Mark Lanegan’s Dark Mark moniker, I…
 
Today I sat down with Uzma Jafri from the US, physician, super Mum, and podcaster. We discuss life as a Muslim woman before and after 9/11, the challenges that she faced, and how she overcame them. We also discuss the importance of defining one’s identity for a better life. Learn more about Uzma: Uzma Jafri grew up in Houston, the daughter of Musli…
 
Dark and heavy noise pervasive throughout this hour of music. The introducing track from Multiform Palace is scratchy experimental hip-hop with tinges of South America. We build on that with rooster-sampling cumbia from Romperayo and dark latin rhythms from Manuka Honey, and we touch on Yorkshire dubstep, Korean techno, krautrock from Raime and Val…
 
Today I sit down with Moroccan athlete and entrepreneur Hanae Rafiq where we discuss the power to reinvent oneself after adversity, dreaming big as a Muslim woman, and to never let the hijab be an obstacle to your success. Enjoy! -- LINKS -- Learn more about Hanae: Hanae Rafiq is a young Moroccan woman who is highly skilled in Taekwondo. She achiev…
 
Screaming Tuareg, experimental funk from 80s Japan, drone jazz, and a whole lot more to celebrate our first in-person Independent Music Podcast since God knows when. Tracklisting Mdou Moctar – Chismiten (Matador Records, USA) Springtime – Penumbra (Live in Melbourne) (Tropical Fuck Storm Records, Australia) Minoru “Hoodoo” Fushimi – Makezu Bushi (1…
 
Today I am honored to talk with Asil Attar, the first female CEO of 3 big groups in the middle east. We discuss leadership, being true to yourself in the workplace as a woman, and get results. We also talk about mentorship and how giving back to the next generation will help us all become better. Enjoy! 🔗Connect with Asil Attar: ► https://www.asila…
 
Congo techno, devotional techno, foot-stomping folk, and a whole lot of weird, wonderful, experimental sounds from across the globe pepper this episode of the Independent Music Podcast. Tracklisting BLYTH – Confessions of a Justified Sinner (self-release, UK) Rey Sapienz & The Congo Techno Ensemble – Eza Makambo (Nyege Nyege Tapes, Uganda) Alice Hu…
 
In this talk with Zahra Shikara, the hijabi Ninja we talk about female misogyny, being a third culture kid, and how it is important to create healthy boundaries with family and relationships in general. And so much more.... Enjoy! 🔗Connect with Zahra: ►https://www.instagram.com/zahra.says/ ✉️ Share with me your wins and challenges: contact@fatimakh…
 
After our week off we’re back with some some absolute crackers. We’re going heavy on bass with Malaysian trap, Spanish dubs and the latest cracker from Avon Terror Corps. We’ve also got insect field recordings, stunning piano from Library Tapes, metal from Somerset and a load more. Tracklisting DJ Format – Time To Listen (Project Blue Book, UK) Kin…
 
What is it like to move to a new country, start a business and start to wear the Hijab in a non-Muslim country? This what we discuss in this conversation with Fouzia and so much more! An Inspiring, motivating, and raw empowered Muslim women conversation. 🔗Connect and support Fouzia here: ► https://www.instagram.com/fouzia.zia/ ✉️ Share with me your…
 
On the season finale, writer, comedian, podcaster, activist, and Emmy Award-nominated host Baratunde Thurston brings us to the home stretch while providing all the laughs! Baratunde joins Chevon and Dennis to talk about his early career having worked at the intersections of standup, tech, and activism as a Black man, and how those experiences have …
 
In today's episode, I interview Saima Duhare founder of the Hallal recipe box "Halal Fresh" in the UK. We discuss the challenges to be heard as a Muslim businesswoman in the Muslim community. We go deep into how to start a business with no experience and why PASSION is a must to stay motivated. Enjoy! 🔗 Connect with Halal Fresh: ► https://www.halal…
 
Lille artist Hassan K’s idiosyncratic experimental breakcore-bollywood-surf-orchestral-pomp is the perfect start to this episode of the Independent Music Podcast, which shifts through thundering club bangers, electronic dancehall, Peruvian field recordings and more. We have a welcome return from Anika on Sacred Bones and Invada, a love letter to Ni…
 
Producer’s Note* The following episode was recorded the week of April 14, and just earlier this week, we received the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial. Race Forward has released a statement on our website titled “Derek Chauvin Found Guilty; But Our Work Is Not Done: Race Forward Calls For Urgency In Reimagining Public Safety That Values Black and…
 
Today I have a powerful conversation with Muslim athlete Noor Abukaram, Her story changed a law in the US when she was banned from running a race in Ohio. She shares with us how she did not comprise, her hijab story, and the blessing of having a great environment to grow as a Muslim woman. 🔗Connect and support Noor here: ► https://letnoorrun.com/ ►…
 
Great things come in small packages, and this week’s show packs a punch with multiple short, sharp tracks from across the globe. From the avant garde musique concrete of Sourdure to the extraordinary experimentation of Yuko Araki, via lo-fi Brazilian pop of Sophia Chablau and the hefty bass-driven hiphop of the collaboration between Kool Keith, Sco…
 
Today I sat down with Hala Giady from Fit Fun Life, the European Health and wellness media company that I co-founded with her and Mateo Melichar. We discuss her transition from being a lawyer to an entrepreneur, why it is important to believe in your business from the start, her struggles, and lessons learned. We also discuss the cultural ideas tha…
 
The usual rollercoaster of sounds on this week’s Independent Music Podcast, from The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez’s stunning step into releasing music under his own name through to delicate experimental folk from Japan. In the space between there’s dark electro from Italy, abrasive noise from Merzbow-collaborator Kentaro Hayashi, acid from Tel Aviv, th…
 
On this episode of Momentum, Chevon is joined by Dennis Chin, Race Forward’s Director of Strategic Initiatives for an important conversation around the recent/ ongoing anti-Asian attacks happening across the nation. To root the conversation, Dennis shares his background in racial justice work, his experience recently having been targeted and accost…
 
Today I sat down with Lina Khalifeh, founder of the ALL women self defence company “SheFighter”. Lina has more than 17 years of experience in practicing Martial Arts like Taekwondo, Kick-Boxing, Kung Fu and Boxing. As well, the founder holds the black belt in Taekwondo 3DAN, and has represented Jordan in many competitions and championships (Nationa…
 
A wide range of experimental sounds for episode 321. From medieval industrial metal to steam train post-punk, French field recording techno to toytonics from an 8-year-old South Korean prodigy and nearly everything in-between. Tracklisting Sophrosyne - Ecclesiastes (Avon Terror Corps, UK) RAAI - Beautiful Ocean (Extra Noir, South Korea) LV & Joshua…
 
Quote Reflection Episode Mindset Quote of the day: "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives" -- Annie Dillard Have you ever set goals, felt good about yourself and a few months later to find yourself in a completely different destination? Well, we all lived it at least once. Why? What Happened? The most important moment and the …
 
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