Happy Family Radio is an ongoing monthly mix series highlighting music of the diaspora, from the traditional to the experimental, for dance parties or meditative moments, spanning anything from Malaysian Doom Metal to early 2000’s K-Pop. We launched the project August 2020 as part of our shift toward digital programming and online community engagement due to the pandemic shutdown.
This diverse and wide-ranging series includes mixes exploring Vietnamese New Wave, 50's-era Hawaiian songs, 70s-era Original Pilipino Music (OPM), and spiritual music such as Hindustani classical and gospel music. For each mix, we commission an original artwork from a visual artist to serve as the mixtape's "cover art." Forthcoming mixes include music from Asian film soundtracks, Punjabi bangers, and Southeast Asian psychedelic funk.