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THE RADIO DIAL IS A COMPASS; THE ANTENNA A DIVINING ROD*

Welcome to RADIO IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY!, an endless stream of obscure (and mostly retro) global music and audio ephemera rarely heard outside their home region.

 

We are a loose group of explorers, collectors, and curators dedicated to discovering hidden gems buried in the trash heaps of history. Our approach to music curation and radio programming is grounded in a do-it-yourself ethos and an aesthetic inspired by ethnographic surrealism, which not only values fragments, curious collections, and unexpected juxtapositions but also seeks to bring out the revolutionary energies of outmoded things. 

 

Curated by humans not algorithms, our livestream follows a unique mixtape format where just about anything can happen and features cut-ups of international radio broadcasts (am, fm & shortwave), field recordings, ethnographic film, vintage records & cassettes, and digital ephemera from the far reaches of the internet. Our mission is to explore forgotten and new ways of making radio and to facilitate greater access and exposure to sounds and music not sufficiently documented by the commercial music industry.

 

​For inquiries and submissions, please contact us at: info@radioisaforeigncountry.org

LOOKING FOR TRACK INFO? No worries. Our playlists are available going back 7 days HERE 

*The tagline above is paraphrased from Mark Gergis (Sublime Frequencies, Syrian Cassette Archives)

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