Next Music Station is an odyssey through the rhythms of the Arab world.

A year in production, with nine countries visited and more than 80 musicians interviewed, this series by musician and documentary filmmaker Fermin Muguruza paints a 'soundscape' of the Arab music scene.

From Morocco to the Gulf, Next Music Station takes us on a journey, exploring the music of different Arab countries, en route addressing issues of tradition and modernity, the struggles of the present and the yearning for a brighter future.

Episode 1 - Tunisia
 

Tunisia carries the legacy of the music that those expelled from al-Andalus - mainly Muslims and Jews - brought with them from the other side of the Mediterranean Sea.

It is a country with great cultural crossbreeding. Today, it celebrates its amazing musical legacy while looking towards the future, mixing Tunisian rhythms with those from the rest of the world.

Watch from April 26, at the following times GMT: Tuesday: 2000; Wednesday: 1200; Thursday: 0100; Friday: 0600; Saturday: 2000; Sunday: 1200; Monday: 0100; Tuesday: 0600.

Episode 2 - Egypt
 
'The mother city' or 'the city of the victorious', as the Egyptians refer to their capital, Cairo, has been the city of reference for Arabic music since time immemorial.

Watch from May 7, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 2000; Sunday: 1200; Monday: 0100; Tuesday: 0600.
Episode 3 - Yemen
 
Yemen is one of the most emblematic musical sites in the Arab world. This film portrays the eagerness of Yemeni musicians to preserve their traditional melodies and to combine classical genres with new ones, such as rap and electronic music.

Watch from May 14, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 2000; Wednesday: 1200; Thursday: 0100; Friday: 0600; Saturday: 2000; Sunday: 1200; Monday: 0100; Tuesday: 0600.

Episode 4 - Morocco

A musical journey through the cities of Tangier, Rabat and Marrakech, meeting musicians along the way and unveiling the secrets of this emblematic country.

Watch from May 17, at the following times GMT: Tuesday: 2000; Wednesday: 1200; Thursday: 0100; Friday: 0600; Saturday: 2000; Sunday: 1200; Monday: 0100; Tuesday: 0600.
Episode 5 - Lebanon

The home to the legend Fairouz and her devotees, a music festival in Tyre and the great composer Marcel Khalife - this is Lebanon. 

Watch from May 24, at the following times GMT: Tuesday: 2000; Wednesday: 1200; Thursday: 0100; Friday: 0600; Saturday: 2000; Sunday: 1200; Monday: 0100; Tuesday: 0600.

Episode 6 - Egypt II

A return to Egypt to follow more artists as they let the rhythm of music envelope their lives. 

Watch from May 31, at the following times GMT: Tuesday: 2000; Wednesday: 1200; Thursday: 0100; Friday: 0600; Saturday: 2000; Sunday: 1200; Monday: 0100; Tuesday: 0600.


Source: Al Jazeera