South Asian Heritage Month 2020

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South Asian Heritage month, which runs from 18th July and now extended to 21st August 2020, is a month long celebration of the heritage of people with roots in South Asian countries which include Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Here in Bradford, a grassroots collective of artists, writers and community organisers have come together to create the first ever Bradford South Asian Heritage Month and BCB is proud to be a part of this.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we will be broadcasting a range of programmes recorded especially for this month by our South Asian volunteers who will be celebrating the wide and diverse cultures of their heritage through radio.

So join us on BCB 106.6 fm and celebrate with us.
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Education and the South Asian Experience
Saturday 1st Aug 4pm (rpt Sunday 8th Aug 3pm)
Uzma Kazi and guests, Surji Cair & Shabina Aslam discuss education & the South Asian experience over the decades.

Let’s Talk Shop
Saturday 8th Aug 4pm (rpt Sunday 9th Aug 3pm)
Shamim Akhtar and guests, Abda Khan, Shehnaz Kazi and Rihana Modak speak about their experiences of growing up in a corner shop.

In Conversation with Mahmud Tarique
Wednesday 12th Aug 7pm
Banaris Iqbal sits in for Mahmud Tarique with readings of poems from his new book, “Down Memory Lane”.

Kissi Se Baat Karna (In Conversation With)
Friday 14th Aug 6pm
This month, Shamim Akhtar presents her regular show completely in Urdu in celebration of her Pakistani heritage with special guest, her mum.

The “F” Word
How South Asian Culture of Food, Fashion and Film has influenced the UK

Saturday 15th Aug 4pm (rpt Sunday 16th Aug 3pm)
Presented by Shamim Akhtar wih guests, Dipak Mistry, Zahid Rauf and Asma Malik.

Saroj Khan Tribute (Part 1)
Wednesday 19th Aug 7pm
Uzma Kazi joins her sisters, Shehnaz Kazi and Rihana Modak for a special tribute to the late Saroj Khan, veteran Bollywood Choreographer.

Culture on the Plate
Thursday 20th Aug 7pm (rpt Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd Aug)
Presented by Shazia Awan with special guests ‘The Spice Queen’ Parveen Ashraf and Kalida Ashrafi. Parveen is an Asian British born food writer and presents Parveen’s Indian Kitchen on ITV. Kalida has a professional background is in equality, diversity and humanity. Together, they celebrate their common South Asian heritage through the relationship of food with tradition in their lives.

Saroj Khan Tribute (Part 2)
Saturday 22nd Aug 7pm
Uzma Kazi joins her sisters, Shehnaz Kazi and Rihana Modak for a special tribute to the late Saroj Khan, veteran Bollywood Choreographer.

Bradford Spice
Everyday at 7pm, BCB broadcasts a show presented by volunteer broadcasters with roots in South Asian countries. See the Bradford Spice programme page for more information.

Find out more about online events and activities you can take part in on the Bradford South Asian Heritage Month Facebook page.

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