Playlist by Beatrice Finauro

Music is a universal language, which gathers all of us overcoming boundaries of age, gender, religion, nationality. Concerts and meetings of online music groups are celebrated, songs are played from balconies and windows, artists from all over the globe communicate live with their music, revealing their most intimate side.

In these days music has reached, comforted and warmed the hearts of many people, even and especially those lined up in the front line in the ward, in aid stations, on ambulances, in bed in their homes, or left to their own fate in slums or refugee camps.

To all of them and to all of us, to not forget and to move forward with more love and awareness that we are part of a one large family, the human race, this list is dedicated, collected and suggested by Beatrice Finauro (*see the bio below). 

A list that is an invitation to positivity, to be listened to now, and which can become the announcement and accompaniment of a new normality.

Today, 1st May, this is our wish for peace.

Here podcasts and radio to listen to: Quarantine Special

NTS Radio The most influential radio in the world at the moment. In memory of the beloved late Andrew Weatherall, one of his last podcasts

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Radio Raheem Cosmic Perspective from Milano.

Lockdown Playlist_quarantine_music_Radio Raheem_Cosmic Perspective from Milano_Beastie Boys Experienced

Le Mellotron The global music radio from Paris.

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Soho Radio Independent online radio from the heart of London.

Lockdown Playlist_quarantine_music_Soho Radio_Independent online radio from the heart of London

Gilles Peterson Worldwide FM A new addition to Gilles Peterson’s taste-making worldwide brand, Worldwide FM is co-hosted by Gilles and Thris Tian, working together to curate a daily programme of esteemed friends and family.

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KCRW The cool American radio Introducing Cool Quarantine with Henry Rollins. Hang out with Henry for a few hours for some deep cuts you won’t find anywhere else:

Lockdown Playlist_quarantine_music_KCRW_Long-form digital-only music show hosted by Henry Rollin_Credit Heidi May

*  Beatrice Finauro has been writing of music for Mucchio Selvaggio, Vogue Italia, and since the beginning of 00s. She collaborates as a radio host with online radio such as NTS Radio (London), Radio Raheem (Milan) and Le Mellotron (Paris). Over the years she worked for and Condé Nast Italia. She is part of the London-based collective Festival of Italian Literature in London.