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Oriental Fantasy: The Shangri La Mixtape

Oriental Fantasy: The Shangri La Mixtape

Playing tracks by

Tak Shindo, Doctors & Engineers, Shyamal Chowdhury & Hawaiian Symphony, Anik Khan, A Tribe Called Red (ft. Yassin Bey & Narcy & Black Bear) and more.

Inspired by Doris Duke's Shangri La in Oahu, Mishthi Music's Taz Ahmed curates a mixtape inspired by the sounds of Hawaii, orientalist imaginations, crashing waves, and political music by Muslim-ish artists. We live in a time of Muslim bans and hate crimes and these tracks challenge you to reimagine a better and more recentered world. Tracks include exotica (Les Baxter, Korla Pandit, Martin Denny), Calcutta classical music on a Hawaiian slide guitar (Tau Meo, Debasish Bhattacharya), banging EDM DJ mixes (Desi Sub Culture, DJ TIkka Masala, Jai Wolf), politically-charged rap (Anik Khan, Brother Ali, Swet Shop Boys) and much much more.

Mixtape was curated by Taz Ahmed ( while on an art residency at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design (