Posted on April 6, 2019 at 3:50 am

Entertainment News! North America

“The Khanversation” Talk Show Coming Soon With Abubakar Khan On Dash Radio

“The Khanversation” Talk Show Coming Soon With Abubakar Khan On Dash Radio

Abubakar Khan DEBUTS NEW ONE HOUR SHOW ON DASH RADIO North America’s 1st mainstream South Asian radio station, Rukus Avenue Radio, launches April 2019 Rukus Avenue Music Group, North America’s first South Asian record label founded in 1996, has partnered with DJ Skee and Dash Radio to launch North America’s first mainstream South Asian radio station, Rukus Avenue Radio.

The station will begin broadcasting worldwide April 8, 2019 on Dash Radio. Seattle and Vancouver’s own Abubakar Khan stars as one of the new hosts on Rukus Avenue Radio. He is an American, Canadian, Pakistani Muslim. He came to national attention in 2016 after opening the Vancouver Al Jamia mosque to people in need during winter storms; and, in 2017, for organizing a vigil at the Olympic cauldron for those murdered by a lone gunman in Quebec. He’s led a number of charity programs, collaborated on anti-racism outreach with the municipal, provincial and federal governments and has sat on multiple festival boards. He’s spoken at over 150 events and is the co-founder of Love Over Fear, a clothing company based in Canada. Abucitywideo ran a city wide campaign for Vancouver City council in 2018.

Currently, he is the manager of Diaspora Creative, a film and television studio and Be True Cineworks a production house. He is producing multiple films and short films. Designed for anyone with an affinity for South Asian culture, Rukus Avenue Radio listeners can expect to be entertained, inspired and informed. Boasting over 70 original shows hosted by some of the world’s most prominent South Asian music artists, DJs, journalists, comedians, activists and influencers, Rukus Avenue Radio offers something for everyone.

“I’m thrilled to be able to share authentic vulnerable conversations on a Rukus Avenue Radio and Dash. I plan on pushing the envelope forward for the South Asian Diaspora. Every week we’ll be bringing on a new guest from around the world with stories on addiction, homelessness, racism, contemporary events, etc. Expect a lot of conversations that are long overdue. Welcome to The Khanversation!” Abubakar’s new one-hour radio show premieres on April 08 at 6:00 PST in North America, 1:00 am GMT in the United Kingdom and 6:30 am IST in India. “There’s so much anticipation around this station and especially this business venture,” says Rukus Avenue Founder and CEO Sammy Chand. “We’re honored to be partnering with Dash Radio through the establishment of this platform, and are thrilled about presenting our South Asian culture to a worldwide market – the prospect of the social impact our community of over 70 celebrity hosts can have is very exciting to us.”

Rukus Avenue Radio can be listened to 24-7 through the Dash Radio app available on iOS and Android, as well as on the Dash Radio platform at completely free-of-charge and commercial-free. Dash Radio was created in 2014 by world-renowned DJ Skee (Scott Keeney) and is currently the world’s largest all-original digital broadcaster, with over 80 curator-championed stations and a monthly audience of over 10 million listeners. “Dash has always been successful focusing on often overlooked genres,” says Dash Radio Founder and CEO DJ Skee. “The potential for Rukus Avenue and the music of India is massive with an underserved market ripe for premium live audio content – we are excited to welcome them into the Dash family.”

About Rukus Avenue

Founded in 1996 by Sammy Chand, Rukus Avenue’s confluence of cultures has had a signature musical expression that has been noted for its cultural contribution to America. Its storied history has featured artists that have been recognized by the New York Times, Smithsonian Museum, BBC, FOX, CBS News, WNYC, KCRW and more while its music has been showcased in over 60 different film and television shows from around the world. Considered the conduit of the South Asian music movement in North America, Rukus Avenue collaborated with the White House in 2016 on an anti-bullying album for President Obama’s “Act To Change” Initiative. In January 2017, Rukus Avenue released the album “Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking” with the United Nations featuring some of the world’s biggest artists including Quincy Jones and AR Rahman. In July 2018, Rukus Avenue marked its 24th release with their soundtrack for the film “The Black Prince” featuring the likes of Talib Kweli and Nelly Furtado. About Dash Radio Dash Radio features 400+ shows across 75+ stations featuring talent including Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Oscar De La Hoya, Monsters Of Rock, & the Isaac Hayes & Rick James estates. It also features special seasonal pop-up stations, including the Michael Jackson Diamond Celebration pop-up celebrating the 60th birthday of Michael Jackson in conjunction with Cirque Du Soleil. On the programming side, NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp and Hip-Hop Icon Too Short are joining the Dash Radio family with weekly shows. Dash Radio has over 40 distribution outlets including deals in place that put Dash inside almost every new connected vehicle. Dash is also available via home speakers including Amazon Echo, SONOS, & Google Home, as well as Pluto TV, Chrome, Fire Stick, Apple TV, and more. Dash operates a flagship Los Angeles storefront studio at the DREAM Hollywood and is now available inside every DREAM Hotel room. Dash also launched Build-A-Bear Radio complete with a storefront radio studio inside Build-ABear Workshop’s store next to the Empire State Building.

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