Come with us on a journey through time
Caravanserai takes a journey across North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia from ancient times to the present day. Following ancient trade routes Adel Bakhshi traces the traditions, the instruments and the cultures that have blended and divided through the centuries to create the musical makeup of the regions today. The show explores how those sounds have influenced and been influenced by the music of Europe, Africa and Asia.
About Adel Bakhshi
Founder of WaveGlobe Radio, Adel Bakhshi, is a musician and sound engineer, originally from Ahvaz in south west Iran, now based in the UK. Adel’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the instruments of the Middle East and Central Asia is at the heart of his show and he traces the journeys instruments have made over centuries. From the Armenian duduk to the Persian kamancheh, Adel introduces extraordinary instruments not only via the recognised masters but also through their use in contemporary and fusion music. Music for Adel is a constant journey, discovering new artists and styles from across the globe.
Caravanserai refers to the refreshment points or inns that have occurred in remote areas across North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia since ancient times. They provide a resting place for weary travellers and often host itinerant musicians who take the opportunity to share musical traditions with their fellow performers.
Listen to Caravanserai every Saturday from 11am GMT – STARTING 2018