Posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:01 am

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CBC Music and Deejay Ra to launch South Asian Station

CBC Music has teamed up with one of Canada’s most popular DJs, Raoul Juneja (Deejay Ra), to present listeners with a brand new South Asian web station!

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Deejay Ra
Photo Credit: Jag Gundu

Juneja was brought on as a researcher for the new web station to help guide CBC Music in finding the best artists in Canada and internationally to showcase the rich South Asian musical heritage. The station blends hip-hop, R&B and pop music with Indian inspired influences. Listeners will get a taste of Canada’s own Raghav and JoSH alongside Britain’s Apache Indian and Rishi Rich.

Mark Steinmetz, director of Music Programming for English Services, says:

“CBC Music is pleased to launch this new South Asian web station, and connect with a community with such a diverse and rich music culture.  This is an amazing way for CBCMusic.ca showcase some the greatest talent both nationally and internationally. Having Raoul work with us to produce the station has given us a deeper look into the musical talent we have in our country.”

Juneja has produced numerous projects through his award-winning Lyrical Knockout Entertainment company, including a chart-topping Canadian rap album, distributed through Universal Music Canada, for an anti-gang documentary featuring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx. He is also the most recently crowned winner of ANOKHI Magazine’s 2014 Excellence in Music Media Award.

For more information about the newest web stations, go to CBCMusic.ca and follow all the action on twitter at @CBCMusic.