AIRS ON: Tuesdays // 2 PM - 3 PM

Hellespont is named after the crossing between Europe and Asia, according to the ancient Greeks, in what is now Turkey. The show explores connections between international music and Western genres in the twentieth century. Hellespont wishes to better imagine our global historical backdrop, musically; to introduce people to retro pop and rock from countries like Iran, Korea, Japan, China, and Cambodia; to ferret Cambodian psych-rock, Japanese post-punk, or Korean ballads into people's playlists; and ultimately, to expose listeners to the full range of human language.

The Dardanelles (...) also known as the Strait of Gallipoli from the Gallipoli peninsula or from Classical Antiquity as the Hellespont (/ˈhɛlɪspɒnt/Classical GreekἙλλήσποντοςromanized: Hellēspontoslit.'Sea of Helle'), is a narrow, natural strait and internationally significant waterway in northwestern Turkey that forms part of the continental boundary between Asia and Europe and separates Asian Turkey from European Turkey. Together with the Bosphorus, the Dardanelles forms the Turkish Straits. (Wikipedia)