Musical round up - 1Xtra's 10th birthday; Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Mark Kermode's musical roots

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

I wanted to share a selection of upcoming music programming across BBC Radio that you might like. As well as listening live you'll be able to catch up on all the programmes online.

This Thursday, 16 August, BBC Radio 1Xtra celebrates its 10th birthday with ten artists performing live sessions from the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Every hour from 10am, the station's showcasing the many musical genres the station has supported over the last 10 years. The sessions will open with Trevor Nelson’s show featuring performances from Jessie J and Professor Green [Update: Dizzee can't do it now as originally announced here].

1Xtra also wants listeners to share their favourite top three tunes heard on 1Xtra from the last ten years and why.

There's more programme information on the 12 days of partying with 1Xtra on the BBC press site.

Film critic Mark Kermode is also an accomplished skiffle bass player and devotee of American roots, jug-band, bluegrass and rockabilly music. There's a one-hour Radio 2 special with Kermode as he makes a musical pilgrimage to Memphis, Tennessee. That's on Monday, Radio 2 at 10pm.

On Thursday 16 August BBC Asian Network pays tribute to legendary Qawwali maestro, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to commemorate the 15th anniversary of his death. There's archive material exclusively recorded for the BBC plus interviews from artists who worked with him.

The Proms continue with every concert live on Radio 3 and online in HD sound. There's a collection of Daniel Barenboim's Beethoven symphony cycle from the Proms available in its entirety that's available until 24 August.

Paul Murphy is the editor of the BBC Radio Blog


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