Radio Al-Fareed.

and spe­cial guest tracks on the Markaz Sound­cloud channel

Authen­tic music of the Arab/Islamic world, curat­ed by DJ Al-Fareed, aka Alfred Madain, Los Ange­les-based Jor­dan­ian Amer­i­can eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gist, and founder of the fusion band Bedouin‑X.


Radio Al-Fareed was an ele­ment of Los Ange­les’ erst­while cen­ter The Markaz (found­ed in 2001 as the Lev­an­tine Cul­tur­al Cen­ter) was a hub for music, film, art, lit­er­a­ture, the­atre & pub­lic con­ver­sa­tions on the Arab world, the Mid­dle East and North Africa—a cross­roads of cul­ture in the Amer­i­can southwest.

Check out the BULAQ pod­cast on books and writ­ing. Check out the VINTAGE ARAB pod­cast pro­duced in French out of Paris: Pod­casts sur le pat­ri­moine musi­cal arabe et les gen­res musi­caux arabes.



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Radio Tabbouli.

His­toric inter­views and com­men­tary from the erst­while Lev­an­tine pod­cast pro­duced out of Los Ange­les, Radio Tab­bouli.


Jor­dan Elgrably of Lev­an­tine Cul­tur­al Cen­ter inter­viewed inter­na­tion­al vocal­ist Nat­acha Atlas for Radio Tab­bouli. She spoke about her Sum­mer 2010 tour and her upcom­ing new album, “Moun­qal­i­ba” (“State of Rever­sal”). She spoke to Jor­dan from her home in Lon­don while prepar­ing to return to the U.S. for shows in Novem­ber in Cal­i­for­nia and Seattle.