Tune in for this week's Middle Eastern Influences (12am-1am on Friday, February 17th, late Thursday night) for an in-studio interview with Brooklyn-based artist, Alsarah, from her group, Alsarah & the Nubatones. Just concluding an East Coast tour, Alsarah sat down with In All Languages programmer, Dominique Groffman, to listen to the group's highly-acclaimed 2016 album on Wonderwheel Recordings, Manara, talk about buying first mattresses, themes of displacement and diaspora, and trips to the dentist. What does it mean to be an artist, making? And more essentially, what does it mean to be a human, being? All set to the grooving, swooning, sounds of "east-african influenced retro pop", Alsarah & the Nubatones.