Continental Drift


Continental Drift explores international music of all genres, from funky afrobeat to electronic cumbia; Balinese gamelan to Balkan brass; Moroccan gnawa music to Indian ragas; and more! Drift DJs sift through the world’s vast musical archives to bring you the countries and areas you hear represented each week. So check out our schedule or recent playlists to find out who’s playing what when!

Looking to send us new music or to let us know about a local gig, perhaps even to stop by our studios? Contact us via email at

Music Director/Producer: Minna Zhou
Producer: Svyat Nakonechny


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:

The Black Atlantic, with Matt R.
Musical exchanges between Africa and the Americas
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:
Hey Carioca, with Lindsay F.
Brazilian music from the ’50s to present – anything goes

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM:

No Borders, No Boundaries, with Kevin L.
Across countries and times

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (though mid-July):

Samba, Şarkı, and Sitar, with Vicki S.
Classical, meditative, and folk traditions

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (through mid/late-July):

Nu Dem! (Let’s Go), with Minna Z.
Drifting towards (Sub-)Saharan Africa, Asia, and Diaspora

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM:

The Best of Drift
(Automated programming)