Keeping Fresh with Baqvas

I had a whole show prepped and then Riz Ahmed dropped The Long Goodbye. So basically... we're keeping it super fresh this morning! New tracks throughout the hour that I have found inspiring and captivating -- though not limited to just Riz! So much mindblowing creativity, it's really given me joy to put this set together and I hope you feel it, too. 

Riz Ahmed's masterpiece The Long Goodbye

Youtube: Regardless (ft. Robin Dey) by Anik Khan 

Saudi Arabian rapper Asayel Slay faces arrest over music video praising women from Mecca

Bandcamp: KG - BBM Remix

Youtube: Yves Tumor - Gospel For A New Century

Premiere: The Political Protest In Emily Afton’s Outspoken “The Veil”

Youtube: Thelma Plum - Better In Blak

Sunny Jain’s Bollywood-Western Odyssey To The Heart Of American Identity


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  1. Fast Lava by Riz Ahmed on The Long Goodbye (Mongrel Records) $ Buy
  2. Regardless (ft. Robin Dey) by Anik Khan on Single (Self Released) $ Buy
  3. Mecca girl (Bnt mecca) by Asayel Slay on Single (Self Released) $ Buy
  4. Can I Live by Riz Ahmed on The Long Goodbye (Mongrel Records) $ Buy
  5. BBM Remix by KG on Sensei EP (Goon Club Allstars) $ Buy
  6. Gospel For A New Century by Yves Tumor on Heaven To A Tortured Mind (Warp) $ Buy
  7. We Will Always Love You (ft. Blood Orange) by The Avalanches on Single (Modular Recordings) $ Buy
  8. Lavendar by REHMA on Single (Self Released) $ Buy
  9. Better in Blak by Thelma Plum on Better in Blak (Warner) $ Buy
  10. The Veil by Emily Afton on Consideration (Self Released) $ Buy
  11. Immigrant Warrior by Sunny Jain on Immigrant Warrior (Smithsonian Folkways) $ Buy
  12. Where You From by Riz Ahmed on The Long Goodbye (Mongrel Records) $ Buy