ECDP RADIO in conversation with Arooj Khan
Introducing ECDP RADIO
With Presenter Nita Jhummu
Essex Cultural Diversity Project launches a series of radio programmes that explores cultural diversity in arts and heritage, in Essex and beyond. Broadcaster Nita Jhummu has a real passion for radio and presents in a variety of styles – be that talk shows, or feel-good music. Nita is from the Mauritius community living in Essex with a wealth of experience in radio broadcast.
ECDP Radio will feature two recorded programmes per month with interviews with a range of ECDP commissioned artists, diverse artists, arts organisations and past and present projects. In this inaugural show Nita interviews artist Arooj Khan, who creates community arts spaces for radical practice and dialogue. Nita and Arooj talk about art, activism, music, and her recent Essex Cultural Diversity Project commission in Grays, Thurrock.
About ECDP Radio
ECDP RADIO compliments our recently launched ECDP TV, which features a range of new content related to our work across Essex and the East Region, housed on our website, YouTube and other online channels. Over the last few months we’ve also been working in partnership with BBC Essex, appearing regularly on Essex Voices, their weekly radio programme that focuses on community.
“ECDP RADIO is an exciting opportunity for us to create new digital content for our online platforms, allowing us to engage and keep connected with our audiences. It builds on our bank of digital experiences created during lockdown, which will have a long lasting legacy for all to enjoy” Indi Sandhu, ECDP Creative Director.
About Nita Jhummu
Nita Jhummu is an award-winning radio broadcaster having won “Presenter of the Year” at the HBA National Hospital Radio Awards in Bolton in 2017, as part of the Hospital Radio Chelmsford team. She currently presents popular show, “City Talk” on Monday nights on Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR 104.4FM) and has a real passion for radio – be that talk shows or feel-good music.
Aside from radio broadcasting, Nita has a background in financial services and data analytics. Nita is a graduate of the London School of Economics and having worked for prestigious companies such as Citibank, Deloitte and Lloyds Banking Group, Nita is now working for a specialist lender who focus on niche mortgages, development, construction and asset finance.
Nita is from Brentwood and her heritage is from Mauritius. Her parents were instrumental in setting up the Essex Hindu Dharma Society which was a group set up in Brentwood in the 1990s and is still going strong today from it’s base in Witham. Nita’s favourite foods are her Mum’s dholl puri and her Dad’s rougaille – both yummy traditional Mauritian foods.
Nita is looking forward to joining the Essex Cultural Diversity Project and presenting for ECDP Radio!