Thursday, March 19, 2009

In Search of the Minnesota Muslim Audio File

Here is the documentary clip (6 mins) on Muslims that I produced for KFAI:

You can directly access the audio file here:


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sangam playlist for 14 March, 2009


Below is the draft playlist for the show this Saturday, March 14, 2009.

You can listen to the live audiostream here:
from 5:00-7:00 pm Central Time (23:00-01:00 UTC).
Or tune in to 90.3 FM in Minneapolis and 106.7 FM in St. Paul

The archived audiostream will be available for two weeks after 7:00 pm US Central Time (24:00 UTC), 14 March, here:

You may have to go to to satisfy conditions to access the stream.

I will be on the air next on March 28.


Track Title Artist Album Track No.

Ae gul badan Babar A Tribute to Muhammad Rafi 7
Gagar Alamgir Best of Alamgir, volume 1 3
Gagar jo chhodo Alamgir Best of Alamgir, volume 2 4
Aankhon aankhon Azal Road to Infinity 2
Jagi hue ankhon mein Gurus-Trilogy Aghaaz 4
Lo lo ishq Areeba Suno Suno 7
Nachna Annie Princess 8
Nachna Rabi Pirzada Mujhay Ishq Hai 3
Neel kariyan Shazia Manzoor Hia Dil Jani 1
Husn walo Fakhr-e-Alam Best of Falam 1
Kala sha kala Annamika Bombay Bhangra Club 6
Lashkara Shabaz Shabaz 9
Nai thakda Sajjad Ali Chahar Balish 6
Jugni Rabbi Shergill Bulla Ki Janan 9
Makke gyaan Arieb Azhar Wajj 2
Ana TransGlobal Underground International Times 12
Distant god Talvin Singh (feat. Leona) Anokha 7
New world order Fun^Da^Mental
Seize The Time 12
Black night Badar Ali Khan (DJ Baba G& Danteh Automator Remix) Asian Groove 5
Temple gates (extended mix) James Asher Tigers of the Raj 12
Ottoman empire strikes back Black Star Liner Yemen Cutta Connection 3
Durga puja TJ Rehmi Maha Maya 3

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In Search of the Minnesota Muslim

Hello All,

KFAI is part of a project (cosponsored by the University of Minnesota's Institute for Global Studies) that seeks to give voice to the Muslim community. As part of this project, KFAI is broadcasting and streaming a series of documentary clips about Muslims in Minnesota.

l was one of the contributors to this project. My piece "In Search of the Minnesota Muslim" will air on March 18, 2009, during the KFAI Evening News beginning at 6:00 pm US Central Time (2300 UTC). The clip is 6 minutes long (as are most of the others).

You can listen to this piece in the following ways:
- On air at 90.3FM Minneapolis, and 106.7FM St. Paul
- Live via the Internet at
- Via the program archives at (after the broadcast date and time)

“In Search of the Minnesota Muslim” is an exploration of Muslims lives in Minnesota.

The piece features Muslims from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds talking about how they practice their faith, how it guides their lives, and how it positions them in the broader socio-cultural scene. The respondents include students, an accountant, a homemaker, a lawyer, an engineer, a business manager, and an Information Technology professional.

These individuals describe what it means to be a Muslim, the fundamental practices of the Islamic creed, how they try to live an Islamic life, and whether they are different from other Minnesotans. Their serious statements intermixed with some spontaneous humorous remarks and an uncommon twist or two, paint a richly textured picture of Muslim life in Minnesota.

Many thanks to those of you who contributed your views and voices to this documentary. I deeply appreciate your participation.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 10:49 AM
Subject: KFAI News Presents Muslims in Minnesota Radio Series

KFAI News launches a month-long series Tuesday, March 10, 2009, exploring
what it means to be Muslim in Minnesota. This series compiles stories
ranging from controversial to inspiring. Listeners will hear how a Muslim
immigrant struggles with questions of identity, law and faith after getting
arrested for a crime and facing possible deportation. One story shows how
some women are creating their own definition of feminism. Still another
story asks what drives Minnesota Hip Hop artists who intertwine their faith
with the pounding beats and steady rhythms of their art form. Some of the
stories are produced by Muslim reporters who bring their own perspectives
and insights to their work.

“Muslims in Minnesota” begins March 10, and will continue every Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 6pm during the KFAI Evening News, 90.3FM,
Minneapolis and 106.7FM, St. Paul. The stories along with pictures,
additional insights and links to helpful information will be found online at

Muslims in Minnesota series on KFAI

March 10 - Faith in Hip Hop
March 11 – One Strike and You’re Out - Facing the Criminal Justice System
March 12 – Wearing Faith on their Sleeves - Muslim Tees
March 17 - Empowered Muslim Women
March 18 - In Search of the Minnesotan Muslim
March 19 - Muslim Immigrants Learn English
March 24 - Music and Sufi Islam in the Twin Cities
March 25 - Muslim Burial Traditions
March 26 - The Line Between Mosque and State

The Muslims in Minnesota series is produced in cooperation with the
University of Minnesota's Institute for Global Studies.

KFAI Radio broadcasts on 90.3 FM in Minneapolis and 106.7 FM in Saint Paul.

KFAI Mission Statement KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station
that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for
an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing
a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI
increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the
values of democracy and social justice.

Ahndi Fridell
News Director
KFAI,Radio Without Boundaries
90.3FM Minneapolis, 106.7FM St. Paul

Sangam playlist for 07 March, 2009


Since it has not been bitterly cold for a few days, there now seems a vague chance that Spring may arrive in Minnesota someday. Meanwhile let us take comfort in music. (-:

Below is the playlist for last Saturday's show, March 07. Sorry, I couldn't get it out in advance; was buried in finishing my documentary clip for KFAI News' Muslims in Minnesota project. Listen for that clip, "In Search of the Minnesota Muslim", on KFAI Evening news on March 18 at 6:00 pm US Central Time.

Sangam's archived audiostream will be available for two weeks here:

You may have to go to to satisfy conditions to access the stream.

I will be on the air next on March 14 and March 28. Yep, this is an artifact of some adjustments due to the other hosts schedules.


Track Title Artist Album Track No.

Mehndi Haroon Lagan 11
Din mein teri yaad Faakhir Mantra 4
Haniyaan Fariha Pervaiz Piya 1
Yaad sajan Hadiqa Kiani Rung 1
Channo Ali Zafar Huqa Pani 1
Shola Rage Deewana (Album 2_ 4
Punjabi Touch Abrar-ul Haq Asan Jana Mal o Mal 2
Lagian Shabaz Shabaz 9
Husan Bhangra Knights vs Husan Asian Vibes - Body, CD 1 4
Aankhon Junaid Helen's CD 5
Junj Rahim Shah Channa 3
River Pulse Nitin Sawhney Introducing Nitin Sawhney 4
Zikr he apna mehfil mehfil Najma Akhtar Qareeb 5
Miskatonic Najma Akhtar Vivid 2
Ya Ali Mekaal Hasan Band Sampooran 7
Hamein Aazma E.P. Irtiqa E.P. Irtiqa 2
Nailed to the gun Black Warrant Raw Power, 20090205 Compilation 11
Bombay Mix Ravi Sari Asian Vibes - Soul, CD 2 5
Enemy Midival Punditz Midival Times 10
Round up Asian Dub Foundation Tank 4
Liberation Karsh Kale Liberation 1