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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 (www.tazzystar.me) while on an art residency at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design (www.shangrilahawaii.org).

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