The title ”Hawa” is Arabic and means air, mood, love. It is also the word used in radio, when you are “on the air”. Hawa is a multilingual show, where we will play music from Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
The theme of the first HAWA episode are women and minorities. The songs will be women artists, tell stories of women or by minority artists and minority languages from the different countries. The second episode consists of this beloved classics and modern hits from different countries of the Euro-Med region.
The first HAWA programme will be aired in the framework of the Celebrating Our Diversity Festival on 18 May 5 pm EET and re-run on 24 May 11 am EET. The second programme will be aired in the framework of the Anna Lindh Virtual Marathon for Dialogue on 25 May at 11 am EET and re-run on 31 May 5 pm EET.
Hawa is a collaboration of the Anna Lindh National Network in Finland and the multilingual Helsinki Open Waves online radio.
Tune in to www.helsinkiopenwaves.com and add new songs to your music library on:
18 May @5 pm EET, Finnish time (4 pm CET)
25 May @11 am EET, Finnish time (10 am CET)
24 May @11 am EET, Finnish time (10 am CET)
31 May @5 pm EET, Finnish time (4 pm CET).
Helsinki Open Waves (HOW)
A translingual non-profit, community art platform that provides rent-free space and tools for all languages where people can create for themselves, and represent themselves with their own languages and cultures in order to contribute to a more diverse society without borders. Within this platform, we explore, rethink, and reimagine new ways for a translingual society to challenge the hegemony of monolingualism.