Inside Islam’s first radio show: Here’s how you can listen and join the conversation

Heavy Metal Islam on Here on Earth (25 Sept 2008)

Today the first Here on Earth radio program for Inside Islam airs at 3 p.m. Central Time. There are several ways you can participate in this exciting initiative.

Update: Podcast of the show posted 10-10-2008

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Radio Broadcast (25 Sept 2008): Heavy Metal Islam on Here on Earth

Mark LeVine, author of Heavy Metal Islam and Suroosh Alvi, co-director of Heavy Metal in Baghdad will join Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders on air Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. CST. You can listen to the show live on the Ideas Network webstream or check for the podcast later that day.

Heavy Metal and Islam

Watch the blog for posts about Islam and music around the world this week. Also, join the conversation. Leave questions for the guests or Jean, host of Here on Earth, in the comment section for this post. You can suggest topics for the show here as well. Thanks for listening.

Read guest bios after the break…

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Heavy Metal in Baghdad Documentary

Meet Acrassicauda, Iraq’s only heavy metal band.

In anticipation of Here on Earth’s first broadcast for Inside Islam on September 25, here is the trailer for a documentary called Heavy Metal in Baghdad. Acrassicauda, a group of young Iraqis, form the only heavy metal band in the city. The film follows their struggle for freedom to play music and stay alive. The younger generation of Muslims in Iraq and across the Middle East has seen the fastest growth in generations. Politically active and charged with changing the future landscape, bands like Acrassicauda fight for a more open and creative solution to the nation’s challenges.

Heavy Metal in Baghdad Trailer

“If I didn’t play drums as hard as I can, I was going to kill someone.”

Source (Heavy Metal in Baghdad)

LINKS:

  1. Listen to Acrassicauda on MySpace
  2. Read the band’s bio
  3. Visit the band’s blog