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DJ Sessions: Sounds From New York's Immigrant Communities09:53

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Lebanese singer Najwa Karam performs during the season's last episode of MBC's "Al-Arrab" show in downtown Beirut on May 30, 2008. (Anwar Amro/Getty Images)closemore
Lebanese singer Najwa Karam performs during the season's last episode of MBC's "Al-Arrab" show in downtown Beirut on May 30, 2008. (Anwar Amro/Getty Images)

Gary Sullivan has a unique view of New York and the music there — he spends a lot of time in the city's many immigrant communities, looking for the music that people are listening to.

Sullivan speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about some of what he's found.

Note: We have a Spotify playlist and an Apple Music playlist for our weekly DJ Sessions.

Music From The Segment

Wrinkar Experience, "Fuel for Love" (Nigeria, 1970s)

Najwa Karam, "Rouh Rouhi" ("Soul of My Soul," Lebanon, 1999)

Phumphoung Douangchan, "Maih Cah" (Thailand, 1980s)

苍蝇乐队 (The Fly), "美好生活" ("The Good Life"), (China, 1997)

Guest

Gary Sullivan, host of Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's 24 -hour alternative stream Give the Drummer Radio. The show tweets @BodegaPop.

This story aired on October 27, 2016.

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