Monday, 21 November 2022

Sat 19 Nov - Nepalese Music with Roshan Gurung

A personal take on Nepalese music. Roshan Gurung on his own experiments and experiences plus insights into traditional folk and court musics including influences from India and China.

The News Agents - 19 November 2022 (Nepalese Folk & Experimental Musics with Roshan Gurung) by Resonance FM | Mixcloud

Sat 12 Nov - Bappi Lahiri & disco innovations (Bollywood composer series)

Bollywood composers – the latest in an occasional series. This study showcases dance hall numbers and focuses on the work of Bappi Lahiri and his disco innovations of the 1980s. Songs sung by Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar and Usha Uthup.

Sat 5 Nov - Dr Ian Robertson - Religious broadcasing in USA and UK 20th Century

Religious broadcasting in the UK and America with Ian Robertson, author of ‘With God on Our Side’ a new classic book on 20th century mass media, personality and changes in Christianity and comparative religion, looking at similarities and differences between the UK and the USA.

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Sat 29 Oct - 1920s & 1930s dance band music

Jude’s granddad Sydney Wright was a music pioneer of the BBC. This is a playlist to commemorate him and the dance bands of the 1920s and 1930s, with an emphasis on British dance band music. Jack Hylton Orchestra, Bert Ambrose and his Orchestra, the Savoy Orpheans and Henry Hall’s BBC Dance Orchestra. For more information see

Sat 22 Oct - Latvian festivals of Abjumidas and Velu Laiks

 Celebrating autumn and connecting with the spirits with Raimonds Dale. The Latvian festivals of Abjumidas and Velu Laiks, the time of the spirits. Togetherness, commemoration and memory with Baltic song traditions.

Sat 15 Oct - R D Burnam - Bollywood Composition

 The second in a new occasional series on Bollywood composition, this is an enthusiast introduction to the work of  R D Burman, legendary Bollywood composer. Rahul Dev (Pancham) Burnam is known for his lively sixties sounds and experimental and international approach to instrumentation.

Sat 8 Oct - Bollywood Study - Shankar Jakishan

Shankar Jakishan, the composer duo who broke new ground in Hindi film music by mixing western beats and orchestration with Indian classical. Playing music. identifying some taali (rhythmic cycles) and ragas (melodic modes / frameworks) and introducing some of the stories in and around these ‘golden age’ Bollywood songs. For more information see