A brand new radio station streaming bhangra, bollywood, Hindi and other South Asian music 24 hours a day was launched in the Netherlands last week.
The station is part of the FunX brand of radio stations which says it decided to launch a new station dedicated to Asian music after receiving many requests for this type of music from its listeners.
And so FunXDesi was born. The station is based in Rotterdam and streams bhangra and bollywood hits via the internet all day and night. FunXDesi has also launched an iPhone app so you can receive top bhangra tunes via your mobile all day long.
FunX was first introduced back in 2002 to cater for the musical taste of the ethnic communities living in The Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The station broadcasts a wide range of music including urban, hip hop, plus Turkish and Arab music.
As well as streaming music 24 hours a day, the website also offers a chat room facility where bhangra fans can come together to share their views on music and any other issues they wish to discuss.
The popularity of bhangra music is on the increase in the Netherlands which could partially be attributed to the success of Dutch singer Imran Khan who’s fast becoming one of the biggest players on the bhangra music scene.