This week, Namnita chats with Umar Zakaria, Jazz composer, double bassist-extraordinaire and Recorded Music NZ’s 2018 Jazz Artist Of The Year. They chat traditional Malay music, what it means to be a New Zealand-Malay person & his song “Asli”.

Podcast produced by Eastern Sound Collective in conjunction with Radio Active.FM
Executive Producer: Nadia Freeman
Technical Producer: Karnan Saba
Presenter and Artist Liaison: Namnita Kumar
Made with support from NZ On Air Music

Tracks used throughout:
Umar Zakaria – Asli
Umar Zakaria – Landing
Saloma – Selamat Hari Raya
Umar Zakaria & Radio Active.FM – Active Live LTA recording