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Is Black Music

[Repeated from Wednesday 12am.] The world's first and longest running alternative Black music radio show, hosted by Art Terry. Tonight: the fourth instalment of our monthly series titled Cosmic Tuesdays. Each second Tuesday of the month we dive into the interstellar world of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Our featured artist is the composer saxophonist Charles Davis who was integral to not only developing the Arkestra sound, but also the sound of modern jazz. The programme includes an exclusive interview. For more information visit isblackmusic.com

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12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Hello Goodbye Show

Upbeat, eclectic new music show hosted by deXter Bentley. Today: abstract folk noise manipulator Me Lost Me (aka artist Jayne Dent) combines medieval instrumentation and field recordings with far flung narrative arcs that transport the listener into an otherworldly dimension that is both soothing and unsettling in equal measure. The new LP, The Good Noise playfully explores our interpretation of what we consider to be acceptable and unacceptable forms of 'music'. Visit hellogoodbyeshow.com for more information. [Repeated Tuesday 2.30am.]

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2:30pm - 3:30pm

The News Agents

Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Women Composers Collective. Featuring work by three composers, Kati Em, Amanda Johnson and Laura Budzelek. Budzelek talks about her work as a multilingual songwriter and her Anglophile tastes which have always shown through her New York roots. Plus music from Romanian singer Gabi Luncă who died of Covid-19 in Bucharest in April. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.co.uk. [Repeated Tuesday 6am.]

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3:30pm - 4:30pm

Synaptic Island

A collective of DJs and artists explores a selected theme each week through music and conversation. This week: we explore the deep theme 'Portal', featuring new releases from ex.sses and Terror Peaks. Listen to archived shows on Mixcloud. For more information visit Twitter @synaptic_island, Instagram @synapticisland and synapticisland.com. [Repeats Friday 5am.]

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