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Oriental music on the radio

Oriental music, also known as Asian music, encompasses a wide variety of musical styles and traditions from countries in Asia and the Middle East. It is characterized by the use of unique instruments, complex rhythms, and rich harmonies.

The most popular artists in the oriental music genre include Ravi Shankar, who is considered the godfather of Indian classical music, and Yo-Yo Ma, a world-renowned cellist who has collaborated with many artists from Asia and the Middle East. Other notable artists include Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani qawwali singer, and Wu Man, a virtuoso of the pipa, a Chinese stringed instrument.

There are many radio stations that play oriental music, catering to a diverse range of tastes. Some of the most popular ones include Radio Tunes' Asian Fusion channel, which plays a mix of contemporary and traditional Asian music, and Middle Eastern Music Radio, which features music from countries such as Turkey, Iran, and Egypt. Other stations include Asia DREAM Radio, which focuses on J-pop and K-pop, and Radio Darvish, which plays a mix of Iranian and world music.