Between July 8th and 11th, Palestine’s Radio Al Hara hosted an epic, non-stop 72 hours of programming, featuring a diverse range of music, shows and talent. Named 'Fil Mishmish' (‘wishful thinking’ or ‘when pigs fly’), it was held as a protest against the further annexation of Palestine, a cause which not only got the backing of much of the independent music ecosystem in the region, but also from figures around the world.
For those who missed it, or missed segments of it, you can now access it via Radio Al Hara’s Mixcloud account. The line-up featured regional music pioneers such as Deena Abdelwahed, Abdullah Miniawy, Onsy, Thoom, as well as many other Middle Eastern voices both local and in diaspora. In addition, the likes of Nicolas Jaar, Ben UFO, Mykki Blanco and Habibi Funk contributed segments and shows, making the ‘online audio festival’ a truly global event.
It’s been a spectacular year for Radio Al Hara, who have been near unstoppable since launching as part of a wave of new online radio stations, established to create spaces for artists during lockdown.
Radio Al Hara’s Epic Non-Stop 72 Hour ‘Musical Protest 'Film Mishmish' is Now Online
Earlier this month, the Palestinian web radio station recruited artists from the region and from around the world for three days of non-stop programming as a protest against the further annexation of Palestine.
Jul 24, 2020