Foreign Tracks For Foreign Times With Baqvas

It's been rough times for awhile now, but the past few weeks of horrible family separations, SCOTUS decisions, and anti-immigrant sentiments have been unfathomable. This set explores foreign music from all over the world: Ukraine, Mali, India, Turkey, Netherlands, Morocco, and Syria. Some of the music is made by immigrants and refugees, some is made by children of immigrants, and most of the tracks are from artists in their home countries. Regardless of whether one stays in their home country, leaves for better opportunities, or is forced to leave because their homeland is no longer safe, everyone is deserving of a safe place to live and thrive. I put this set together to humanize people from all over the world.


  1. Monakh by DakhaBrakha on Shlyakh (Self Released)
  2. Hakawati by City of Djinn (Self Released)
  3. Djulau by Poulo Warali on Awa Poulo (Sutdio Mali Recordings)
  4. Tatli Dile Guler Yuze by Altin Gün on On (Les Disques Bongo Joe)
  5. Bangara by Innov Gnawa on Innov Gnawa (Pique Nique Recordings)
  6. Ibn Arabi Postlude (Performed by A Far Cry and Silkroad Ensemble) by Kinan Azmeh on Complex Stories, Simple Sounds (Self Released)
  7. Green Peppermint by Aeham Ahmad & Edgar Knecht on Keys To Friendship (O-tone)
  8. Ae Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal by Talat Mehmood on Daag Film (Sa Re Ga Ma)
  9. Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet by Mukesh on Rani Rupmati Film (His Master's Voice)