Don’t miss Radio Alhara’s takeover on Tuesday, July 20

The online station, which connects people living across the Middle East and North Africa, will stream on Refuge Worldwide between 12:00 and 00:00 CET.

By Chloe Lula

Founded by friends living in Ramallah, Bethlehem, and Amman, the online radio station was created in March 2020 to connect people living across the Middle East and North Africa.

Yazan Khalil, Elias and Yousef Anastas, Saeed Abu-Jaber, and Mothanna Hussein are among the five people who started the station to help form and sustain community during the coronavirus outbreak. “Each one of us comes from a different background,” Khalil told Mixmag last June. “We have different connections and this is helping to keep the radio diverse in programs with lots of approaches and ideas that are coming from us and from the community. We try to curate each program in a way that makes us more diverse.” 

The station broadcasts a wide range of programs and cultural content, including cooking shows and Arab cabarets in addition to more traditional DJ mixes. To hear a small selection of their diverse programming, tune into Refuge Worldwide on Tuesday, July 20 from 12:00-00:00 CET:

12:00 Brown Atlantis Radio

15:30 Dos Sures w/Rolando Hernández

16:30 Mr Kicks!

18:00 Delfina Sessions

19:00 Sounds Of Solidarity w/ Jackson Allers

21:00 Endless Fusion w/ The Groove Collector

23:00 Ghaltan

00:00 Sleeping Dogs Lie w/ Miguel Santos