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.