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Welcome To DanDana, a show through which we discover and share remarkable sounds across time and borders, travelling from Andalusia to Mongolia and from Yemen to Anatolia. Each episode will explore a new theme or place and illustrate the musical links which stretch across the region. Hosted by Yamen Mekdad, Christina Hazboun and Emily Sarsam, we are 3 friends with roots in the Middle East and branches in London, eager to share our passion for music and learnings which we gain along this journey.

By Year

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

By Tag

  • Arabic

  • #dandana

  • World

  • North Africa

  • Refugees

  • istanbul

  • Athens

  • jazz

  • ritual

  • Reggae

  • electro

  • alternative

  • Egypt

  • afro futurism

  • Marocco

  • stambeli

  • Rock

  • Music

  • Electronic

  • Algeria

  • gnawa

  • Armenia

  • Revolution

  • Tunis

  • music podcast

  • trance

  • London Jazz festival

  • Tunisia

  • Middle East

  • Afro Beats

  • arabic music

  • healing

  • independent

  • podcast

  • afro

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DanDana SPECIAL Ep. 11 | Ammar 808Thu, 2020-02-06 13:42

Out of the drawer of history, we summoned out an interview that DanDana co-hosts Christina Hazboun and Yamen Mekdad... See details

DanDana SPECIAL Ep. 10 | Nuri, Tunis, Afro-futurism and the UndergroundMon, 2019-12-23 14:48

In the last episode of 2019 co-host and producer Christina Hazboun interviews Tunisian producer and musician Nuri... See details

DanDana Ep. 09 | Musikarama: Refugee Musicians in AthensMon, 2019-11-04 13:21

Early July DanDana team Christina Hazboun, Emily Sarsam and Yamen Makdad met in Athens to celebrate fellow co-host... See details

DanDana Ep. 08 | Sheikh Imam and Egypt Part IMon, 2019-08-26 17:00

DanDana hosts Christina Hazboun and Yamen Mekdad chat with music historian Hazem Jamjoum. Travelling back in history to... See details

DanDana Ep. 07 | DAM Special GuestsTue, 2019-06-25 13:17

DanDana team in cooperation with MARSM hosted Maysa Daw and Mahmood Jrere from DAM at SOAS Radio. The band visited... See details

DanDana Ep. 06 | Live at Can Plak IstanbulThu, 2019-05-16 21:50

  In this special episode, DanDana team goes wandering. Co-host Christina Hazboun gets lost in New York, while... See details

DanDana Ep 05 | Arabic Jazz With Amir ElSaffarMon, 2019-03-11 13:36

Dandana team's quick review of the last 70 years of Arabic Jazz across the region where we take our listeners on... See details

DanDana Ep 04 | Armenian MusicWed, 2019-02-06 18:06

A long-awaited episode from the DanDana team is back. We’re travelling to Armenia to explore the eclectic mixes of... See details

DanDana EP03 | Cairo Congress on Arab MusicTue, 2019-01-08 12:36

DanDana returns in full force with special guest Hazem Jamjoum, who’s writing his PhD on Arabic Music and previously... See details

DanDana EP02 | Gnawa And BeyondTue, 2018-08-28 10:19

Dandana is back! Our second episode is dedicated to the healing music of Stambeli, Gnawa and beyond! The healing... See details

DanDana EP01 | TunisiaWed, 2018-06-27 11:42

In our first episode we share a glimpse into the diverse musical landscape of Tunisia. From bass heavy hip hop beats to... See details