Special Feature: DJ Ritu's A World in London at SOAS Radio Episodes 21-30

Complete playlists and play again links for DJ Ritu's A World in London show at SOAS Radio Episodes 21-30!
Compiled 2012/08/15

DJ Ritu and A World in London

Broadcaster DJ Ritu inherited the late Charlie Gillett's The Sound Of The City Saturday evening slot on BBC London 94.9 after the latter became to ill to continue with the show in 2005. Ritu, an experienced broadcaster who at present has also been presenting a popular and internationally syndicated Asian music programme on BBC Three Counties Radio for some twenty years, re-launched the show as A World in London, to more accurately reflect her changed format which focused strongly on the music of London's many diverse communities with a mixture of music and chat, especially through studio guest musicians from the many-faceted multi-ethnic communities that make up London as well as international stars, and a mixture of world music as broad as that term implies. From world beat to more serious world music, world fusion, world jazz, and even folk and more, Ritu's A World in London is and always has been all-inclusive.

The show became one of BBC London's most popular programmes, with a huge audience for local radio, and a vast international following online. Sadly, BBC London 94.9 terminated this, the best world music show to have graced British airwaves yet, with the last show on BBC London 94.9 going out on 1st January 2011, in spite of the many protests from loyal fans who even mounted a campaign.

Nevertheless, Ritu, not only an experienced but also dedicated broadcaster, continued A World in London through podcasts to keep the shows dedicated audience happy, until the show found a new home on SOAS Radio starting 12th July 2011. Currently, AWiL - as the show is also known to its loyal followers - goes out live every Wednesday at 3pm and is also available for play again/podcast on SOAS Radio and as a podcast on iTunes from Thursday or Friday onwards.

Here, we present the complete playlists and play again links for all past shows on SOAS Radio.

In this third part, we cover A World in London Episodes 21-30.





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A World in London Ep. 21-30
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A World in London Ep. 21 (22nd November 2011)

Martin Alvarado is regarded as the best new singer to emerge from Argentina in recent years. Listen to A World In London this week, and you’ll hear why! Upholding the Tango tradition with his fine tenor voice, he sings LIVE accompanied only by his acoustic guitar and Mikko Helenius on the bandoneon. See Martin perform at the Temple of Light in Shoreditch this Saturday!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Les Freres Smith AFRO! France
2. Attab Haddad CLOCK UK/Iraq
3. Guy Schalom ALA BALAD EL UK
4. Cristina Branco SINOS DE WAIBEL Portugal
5. Martin Alvarado MILONGA DEL TROVADOR Argentina
6. (live with Mikko Helenius) LAS SOMBRAS DEL DESAMOR  
7. LA MISMA PENA  
8. Lamine Cissokho GOREE Senegal
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A World in London Ep.  22 (29th November 2011)

A flurry of new releases take centre-stage in this episode of A World In London as the UK gears up for public sector strikes and the onset of winter!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Lamine Cissokho MOUSOLLI Senegal
2. Martin Alvarado SOLEDAD Argentina
3. Neeraj Shridhar JHAK MAARKE India
4. Attab Haddad DAYS DISTINCTIVE UK/Iraq
5. Lucho Perez JUDITH Colombia
6. Talabarte TRES GOLPES Spain
7. Horace Trahan SAME KNIFE CUT THE SHEEP CUT THE GOAT USA
8. Slide To Freedom VISHWAKANS Canada/India
9. Eliel Lazo UN GALLEGO EN LA HABANA Denmark
10. Caetano e Maria Gadu BELEZA PURA Brazil
11. Transglobal Underground MAZBOORI UK
12. Paolo Polcari & Luca Gatti TO THE MAX Italy/UK
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A World in London Ep.  23 (6th December 2011)

Exceptionally brilliant CDs abound this week on A World In London as we get ready to round off 2011.

Coming up on December 20th is the AWIL Greek Kreesmas special with Martha Dimetri Lewis & Eve Polycarpou. Tune in live right here and celebrate with us!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Talabarte SANTIAGREB Spain
2. Slide To Freedom ANJUMAN Canada/India
3. Feufollet FEMME L’A DIT USA
4. Caetano e Maria Gadu SAMPA Brazil
5. Nitin Bali NEELE NEELE AMBER India
6. Flamenco Passion LA CANSTERA EXTRANJERA Denmark
7. Paolo Polcari & Luca Gatti E NUN SE SAPE Italy/UK
8. Miriam Margolyes INTRO TO... UK
9. Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi SHTAYNGART’S SKOTSHNE Various
10. Baloji INDEPENDANCE CHA CHA D.R. Congo
11. DOA VERDES HERBAS Spain
12. MANdolinMAN SUITE OF CONTREDANSES.. Belgium
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A World in London Ep.  24 (13th December 2011)

On the 12th Day To Christmas..DJ Ritu reveals the results of fRoots Magazine Critics’ Poll and re-visits some of the best A World In London mixes from 2011. Get ready for the AWIL Greek Kreesmas special on December 20th with Martha Demetri Lewis & Eve Polycarpou!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. DOA LEVOUSA FREMOSA Spain
2. Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi DIRE GELT Various
3. Sezen Aksu KACIRICAM SENI Turkey
4. Vishal Dadliani IK JUNOON India
5. Sabrina Malheiros FRAGI Brazil
6. Hedy West BEAULAMPKIN USA
7. The Alaev Family GREEK SALAD Israel
8. Peatbog Faeries ROOM 215 Scotland
9. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan RABBA MEIN... India
10. Nacho Paredes DULCE LAMENTO Colombia
11. Ricardo Tesi & Banditaliana KAFKAFFE Italy
12. Kiran Ahluwalia & Tinariwen MUSTT MUSTT Canada/Mali
13. Jess Cahill MAZURKA GILLES CHABENAT UK
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A World in London Ep.  25 (20th December 2011)

It’s Christmas at A World In London and time to let our hair down!!! Brit-born Greek Cypriot duo, Martha & Eve lead the festivities at AWIL for a fifth year with their unique sense of ‘humous’ and musical talents!! Accompanied by Francesca Rodgerson on violin, Kevin Davey on trumpet, and a mini-village of party people from Cyprus including RIK TV, Martha & Eve perform exclusive tracks from their forthcoming solo albums: Homage to Roza, Queen Of Rembetiko’ & ‘For The Record.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
Martha Demetri Lewis & Eve Polycarpou WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD  
  ARHI MINIA & SILENT NIGHT  
Martha Demetri Lewis PASTIME/PASATEMPO - BUDD  
Martha Demetri Lewis & Eve Polycarpou AUTUMN LEAVES - BUDD  
Eve Polycarpou NOT IN A MILLION YEARS - BUDD  
Martha Demetri Lewis & Eve Polycarpou LIYA PSIHOULA  
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A World in London Ep.  26 (11th January 2012)

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Andrew Cronshaw, accompanied by Armenian duduk maestro, Tigran Aleksanyan, joined Ritu on this A World In London. Playing tracks from new album, ‘The Unbroken Surface of Snow’, Andrew and Tigran spoke about their live project, Sans, and the joy of discovering new sounds from all over the globe.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
Andrew Cronshaw & Tigran Aleksanyan Käärme (extract)  
  The Unbroken Surface of Snow (extract)  
  Tigran solo in studio - Shepherd's song  
  SANS live in Kaustinen (extract)  
  Fujaruk  
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A World in London Ep.  27 (18th January 2012)

Indigenous Australian, Frank Yamma, guested on this A World In London. Playing tracks from his excellent CD, ‘Countryman’, Frank offers a rare insight into the lives and culture of the Pitjantjara people.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Frank Yamma NGUTA WALJILPA  
2. SHE CRIED  
3. DOCKER RIVER  
4. KUNKA KUTCHA  
5. I DON’T KNOW WHO  
6. PITJANTJARA  
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A World in London Ep.  28 (25th January 2012)

New music for the New Year, as DJ Ritu unleashes the latest crop of CDs from across the globe, and re-visits some of 2011's guests!! Featuring music from Baloji, Sambasunda, Amalia Rodrigues, Ibrahim Maalouf and more.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Baloji Congo eza ya Biso DR Congo
2. Minor Empire Bulbulum altin Kafeste Turkey/Canada
3. Sambasunda Quintet Bulan Sapasi Java
4. Amalia Rodrigues Maldicao Portugal
5. Martha Demetri Lewis Naish Balamo UK/Cyprus
6. Eve Polycarpou Colours of Cream UK/Cyprus
7. Ms. Gunavathi & chorus Themmangu India
8. Kalaban Coura Kalaban Coura Mali/Morocco
9. Hossam Ramzy Shukran Arigato UK/Egypt
10. Martin Alvarado Estas En Mi Corazon Argentina
11. Mokoomba Misozi Zimbabwe
12. Ibrahim Maalouf Will Soon Be a Woman Lebanon
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A World in London Ep.  29 (1st February 2012)

Calypso monarch, Alexander D. Great, made his first appearance on A World In London today. Armed with just acoustic guitar he gave an impromptu live rendition of The Mighty Sparrow classic, ‘Carnival Boycott’, plus the background to some of his thought-provoking songs from superb CDs, ‘Finest Cuts’ and ‘Haiti’. Conversing about West African griots to the US Black Panthers to Notting Hill Carnival, Alex gave a rare insight into his distinguished career as a musician, band-leader, conscious-lyricist, educator, and the various musical genres of the Caribbean.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Mokoomba Misozi Zimbabwe
2. Baloji & Konono No.1 Karibu Ya Bintou DR Congo
3. Minor Empire Sen Bu Yaylalari... Canada/Turkey
4. Alexander D. Great Didja Get Watcha Want? UK/Trinidad
5. (live rendition by Alexander D. Great of The Mighty Sparrow's) Carnival Boycott  
6. Haiti  
7. Soul Fire  
8. No Soca In Hyde Park  
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A World in London Ep. 30 (8th February 2012) - The AWIL - Rainlore world music albums top ten of 2011

The AWIL-Rainlore Top Ten of world music albums was compiled by Rich Rainlore and Ritu for this A World In London. Taking into account production quality, content, and originality, you can hear some of the finest CDs from 2011 on this show, with comments from Chetna Kapacee and Rich! Check out Rainlore' s World of Music.net for more info!
[Ed. note: The AWIL - Rainlore World Music Albums Top Ten of 2011 page can be found here.]

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
10. The Unthanks Bird Gerhl UK
9. Frank Yamma Pitjantjara Australia
8. Mark Weinstein El Cumbanchero USA
7. Javier Limon + La Susi Las Caritas Desnudas Spain
6. Sona Jobarteh Saya UK/Gambia
5. Pink Martini Donde Estas Yolanda USA
4. Heidi Vogel Chelsea Bridge UK/Brazil
3. DOA Verdes Herbas Spain
2. Le Trio Joubran Nawwar Palestine
1. The Unthanks Last UK
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