Previous shows have included a feature on the Chinese contribution to Reggae, live sessions from Beijing rappers, a Korean punk band and British East Asian musicians, interviews with cultural arts organisers and a two-part special on the Seven Singing Stars of Shanghai (1930’s Chinese chanteuses).
Every week a new recipe is tried and tasted in regular feature The Dim Sum Lunchbox.
"A spicy mix of Black and Asian culture" – danwei.org
"Zoë throws together a tasty chop suey of reggae, blues, and vintage Asian pop for her fabulous radio show" – David Wells @ softfilm.blogspot
"I haven’t heard music this good since the John Peel show" – Joey Leung, Terracotta Film Festival
Zoë Baxter started DJing at parties in 2000 and progressed to Internet radio and then community radio. She has always had a keen interest in East Asian cinema and cuisine and this lead her to investigate East Asian music. Zoë collects vinyl with a specialist interest in 1960’s ‘Asia Beat’, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues. In 2005 she presented and produced Ni Hao Chinatown parts 1 & 2 for the London community arts radio station Resonance FM focusing on the Save Chinatown Campaign and the history of Chinese immigration in London. Following on from this Zoë has presented and produced 4 series of Lucky Cat for Resonance FM as well as a documentary feature on Chinagrass (folk music from the grasslands of China).
Zoë contributed a one-hour mix for BBC Lancashire’s specialist music programme On the Wire. She has held many of her own club nights and has also DJ’d at film festivals and other cultural events. Recently Zoë has been writing for the BBC China web site.