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New Radio Show on Buzz Asia Supports Mixed Couples

London-based Asian youth radio station Buzz Asia- sister station to national broadcaster Sunrise Radio- has launched a new show aimed at a mixed audience, including couples of mixed race, religion or caste.

Presented by Ash B, the One Love Show will be broadcast on Sundays from 11pm-1am.

In keeping with the rest of the output on Buzz, the One Love Show will be primarily a music show rather than a talk or discussion show. Presenter Ash B will play a mix of Asian and mainstream UK music that reflects the make-up of the show's audience. Between the music, the message will be 100% positive about mixed relationships and mixed couples, with no discussion or debate.

The One love Show is a first for British Asian radio. Buzz Asia is currently the only Asian station offering content that explicitly welcomes and accepts mixed couples. It is an important step forward, and MixTogether hopes that other Asian stations will follow suit.

Please tune in and show your support for this ground-breaking show. 

Buzz Asia broadcasts on 963/972 AM across London, and streams via the internet (Buzz Asia Website Stream / TuneIn Stream).

 

2012: Asian artists highlight real life problems in new music.

As we step into 2012, a significant new movement is building within the Asian music scene.

Artists are starting to make music that talks about the problems faced by e.g. mixed couples and those faced with pressure to marry or honour based violence.

MixTogether is supporting these artists all the way, and we will be bringing you the latest videos as they become available.

Please show your support for these artists by following them on Twitter and letting them know how much you like these tunes.

Don'f forget to follow @MixTogetherTeam to keep up with all the latest!

 

>> AC - 'True Story'

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>> Avina Shah - 'Tere Bina'

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Jasvinder Sanghera

I wholeheartedly support the aims & objectives of Mix-together, as someone who has first-hand experience of being disowned by her family having fled a forced marriage and in my family's eyes added insult to injury by running away with someone of a lower caste. I remember how on the advice of the Police finding me in my hide-out I rang my mother to say I was safe and well and she then told me it was bad enough that I had run away, but to runaway with a ‘chamar’ (an 'untouchable') now meant I was dead in her eyes!  Upon reflection I recalled how we were brought up with a hatred of races & castes that were different to our own and the question of mixed relationships was not only intolerable but also punishable.  

Karma Nirvana is a national charity that campaigns on behalf of those who experience forced marriages & honour related abuse and there is no doubt in our minds that the majority of mixed relationships do cause honour based abuse. Nationally we hear of murders that are related to unacceptable mixed relationships and Karma Nirvana is increasingly identifying mixed couples in need of support emotionally and practically.

I was very pleased to hear of the work of Mix-together and soon made a link with a view to develop work in partnership. Karma Nirvana intend to build on the relationship with Mix-together to reduce the isolation of those who face challenges and prejudices to ensure that these voices do not go unheard or un-supported. 

Jasvinder Sanghera

Author 'Shame'

Director Karma Nirvana

National & International Campaigner

 

Interfaith Marriage Network

Hi from the Interfaith Marriage Network to everyone at MixTogether, and congratulations on a brilliant site.  Couples who face opposition from their families and communities often feel so alone, which means that sites like this can be a lifeline. The ‘Experiences’ section and the forum help you feel that whatever you’re going through, someone else has been through something similar.

The Interfaith Marriage Network was started so that people in relationships across faith boundaries can get information and support, and learn from one another.  Even those who don’t think of themselves as religious can find that faith issues crop up in their relationships, especially at times of birth and bereavement, and also sometimes in unexpected ways.  We have information about the main faiths found in the
UK, and what they say about mixed marriages.  


We’ve also got contacts with ministers and faith leaders who are known to be sympathetic to people in mixed relationships.

www.interfaithmarriage.org.uk

 

Ann Cryer

 

Dear friends at MixTogether, many thanks for your kind comments regarding the work of the Home affairs Select Committee. Our enquiry into Domestic Violence, including forced marriages draws to an end next week and I hope our deliberations and findings help to defeat these dreadful crimes.

As you are aware, I have a son and a step-son who have mixed marriages, both happy and both blessed with children. I would therefore like to be associated with Mix Together and send my very best wishes.

Regards
Ann

Ann Cryer, MP for Keighley until 2010

 


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