Special Feature: DJ Ritu's A World in London at SOAS Radio Episodes 31-40

Complete playlists and play again links for DJ Ritu's A World in London show at SOAS Radio Episodes 31-40!
Compiled 2012/08/16

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 fourth part, we cover A World in London Episodes 31-40.





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A World in London Ep. 31-40
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A World in London Ep. 31 (15th February 2012)

Guy Schalom brought his percussive skills to AWIL in this episode. The London based dancer & composer also treated us to an exclusive preview of his forthcoming album, Baladi Blues 3 which is set for release on May 21st. A pop fan and musical chameleon, Guy enjoyed our closing track in this show paying tribute to superstar Whitney Houston.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Fnaire feat. Salah Edin Sah Raoui Morocco
2. Las Chicas Del Tango Oye Finland
3. Edzayawa Darkness Ghana
4. Guy Schalom Sawah UK
5. Ala Rimsh Ayouna  
6. Frelekhs/Breaza  
7. Il Helwa Di  
8. Whitney Houston Where You Are USA
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A World in London Ep.  32 (22nd February 2012)

Bollywood special with Prof. Rachel Dwyer

Coinciding with the BFI’s Raj Kapoor season, SOAS professor and ‘100 Bollywood Films’ author Rachel Dwyer stepped into this A World In London. Sample classic tracks and anecdotes from four decades of Indian cinema as well as new CDs from the wider world, plus a mention of the Brit Awards!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. The Klezmatics Moroccan Game USA
2. Alkinoos Ioannides All Love Dreams Of Greece
3. Emel Mathlouthi Dhalem Tunisia
4. Guy Schalom Rannet UK/Egypt
5. Asha Bhosle In Aankhon Ki Masti India
6. Mukesh Awaara Hoon India
7. Mukesh Kehta Hai Joker India
8. Udit Narayan Ruk Ja O Dil Deewane India
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A World in London Ep.  33 (29th February 2012)

Tango singer extraordinaire, Martin Alvarado, gave a stunning live performance on this A World In London, alongside superb bandoneon player, Mikko Helenius. Their second appearance on this show proved beyond a doubt that that this duo are in a world-class of their own. Following on from their recent gigs in Russia, Spain, and Finland, you can see them live in London at The Forge in Camden, March 1st . Then March 8th at The Latvian House, Rojo Y Negro Tango Club, London W2!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Dub Colossus Dub Me Tender UK/Ethiopia
2. Mukesh Kehta Hai Joker India
3. Claudia Aurora Desejo Do Mar Portugal
4. Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars Gbara Case Sierra Leone
5. Martin Alvarado Que’date Por Siempre (live) Argentina/Finland
6. Las Chicas Del Tango Oye Finland
7. Martin Alvarado Milonga Triste (live) Argentina
8. Cualquiera de Estas Noches  
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A World in London Ep.  34 (7th March 2012)

Superlative Fadista, Claudia Aurora, joined Ritu on this A World In London. Playing tracks from her excellent debut CD, Silencio, Claudia shared some exclusive insights into the world of Fado, singing techniques, and her unique compositions cooked up in her kitchen! Hear her remarkable voice, live, at The Green Note March 8th or on tour in the UK in September!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars Yesu Gorbu Sierra Leone
2. Martin Alvarado Estas En Mi Corazon Argentina
3. Carmen Souza Ind’Feso Portugal/Cape Verde
4. Dulsori Driving Beat Korea
5. Roberto Fonseca Bibisa Cuba
6. Cafe Aman Istanbul Istanbul Kasabikosu Turkey
7. Claudia Aurora Desejo Do Mar Portugal/UK
8. Cigana  
9. Primavera  
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A World in London Ep.  35 (14th March 2012)

Carmen Souza made her debut appearance on A World In London in 2008. Four years on after touring the world, her return to the show today revealed a singer/songwriter that has blossomed into a confident and sparkling performer, ‘finding’ her voice and glowing in its magnificent powers. Her latest album, ‘London Acoustic Set’, was recorded live at Liverpool’s cavernous Philharmonic Hall as well as the intimate Green Note in London. In this CD, Carmen glides effortlessly across a range of languages and octaves, proving without a doubt that she is indeed a woman of the world!

See Carmen Souza at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, on March 15th, launching the Equator WOW Festival!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Roberto Fonseca 80’s Cuba
2. Claudia Aurora Povo Que Lavas No Rio Portugal/UK
3. Dulsori Opening Drum Korea
4. Cafe Aman Istanbul Kapetanaki Turkey
5. Le Super Borgou De Parakou Ko Guere Benin
6. Varttina Ruhverikko Finland
7. Carmen Souza Dos Eternidade Port./Cape Verde/UK
8. Magia Ca Tem  
9. Song For My Father  
10. Sous Le Ciel De Paris  
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A World in London Ep.  36 (21st March 2012)

New budget, new tunes!

Budget day in the UK so DJ Ritu brings in some joy with a delightful selection of new CDs on this recession-free A World In London!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Le Super Borgou de Parakou Bori Yo Se Mon Baani Benin
2. Carmen Souza Song For My Father Port./Cape Verde/UK
3. Varttina Vietavia Finland
4. Claudia Aurora Silencio Portugal/UK
5. Ash King I love You India
6. Electric Balkan Jazz Club Sina Nari Germany
7. Banda Zahrada Slovakia
8. The Agrin Ensemble Abouta Iran
9. Zita Swoon Group Sababu Belgium
10. Leila Pinheiro Doce Presenca Brazil
11. Diabel Cissokho Kanabory Siyama Senegal
12. Anais Mitchell Shepherd UK
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A World in London Ep.  37 (28th March 2012)

Gamelan innovators, Sambasunda Quintet illustrated various styles of Sundanese music on this A World In London, and performed tracks from their latest album ‘Java’.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Sambasunda Quintet Bulan Sapasi Indonesia
2. Jaleuleu Ja  
3. Eros Rumengkang  
4. Tempung Di Panggung  
5. Harepan  
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A World in London Ep.  38 (4th April 2012)

Guitar virtuoso & composer, Eduardo Niebla appeared live on this A World In London, accompanied by Carl Herring. Just back from the Cairo Jazz Festival, the duo gave a dazzling flamenco & classical performance across two guitars, while Eduardo explained his musical career spanning four decades! From Tangiers to Girona to Yorkshire with many concert destinations in between, and a range of collaborators like Deepak Ram, Adel Salameh, & Craig David to name but a few...you simply must see Eduardo at Queen Elizabeth Hall on April 20th!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Diabel Cissokho Allah Lako Senegal
2. Sambasunda Quintet Bulan Sapasi Indonesia
3. Mamta Sharma Anarkali Disco Challi India
4. Roberto Fonseca Gnawa Stop Cuba
5. Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars Kali Sierra Leone
6. Baildsa Jarnasali Greece
7. Jon Sterckx Recycle UK
8. Eduardo Niebla ‘H’ For Helen Spain/UK
9. Calle De La Tina  
10. My Gypsy Waltz  
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A World in London Ep.  39 (11th April 2012)

Heidi Vogel, lead singer with The Cinematic Orchestra, debuted on A World In London today. They say that some people are simply born to sing and this North London woman is one of the chosen few. Heidi’s husky voice soothes while her vocal range excites, formulated on a journey through Acid Jazz, Cirque Du Soleil, and now in perfect harmony with Brazilian singer/composer/guitarist Josue Ferreira. Listen out for their individual solo albums, and await the release of Heidi’s ‘Lagrimas De Um Passaro’ on leading Bossa Nova label, Far Out Recordings. See them live at Mau Mau, Portobello Road this Saturday, April 14th!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Lara Bello Zahra Spain
2. Klezmafour Urke Poland
3. Sakaki Mango A Fly On Russia Japan
4. Los Immortalles La Pollera Colora Colombia
5. Nandini Shrikar Dil Mera Muftka India
6. John Sterckx Tongue Twister UK
7. Baildsa Baildsa Greece
8. Eduardo Niebla Saber Caminar Con Mi Soledad Spain/UK
9. Heidi Vogel & Josue Ferreira As Praias Desertas UK/Brazil
10. Copacabana  
11. Depois Do Carnaval  
12. Medo De Amar  
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A World in London Ep. 40 (18th April 2012)

East-West fusionists Flasiantronico guested on this A World In London. With an infectious mix of sounds gleaned from Indian classical, Flamenco, and European dance styles, this trio are well on their way to creating an exciting & unique new hybrid. Represented today by singer/guitarist Silvia Rox and sarod master Ameen Ali Khan, we were treated to some shimmering grooves from their 4 track EP, leaving us hungry for their forthcoming debut album!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Klezma Four Giantnohobbies Poland
2. Heidi Vogel Copacabana UK
3. Sakaki Mango Cumbia Kagoshimana Japan
4. Lara Bello Horionte Yu Mma Lala Spain
5. Jaakko Laitinen Yo Rovaniemella Finland
6. Terryazoome Summer Friends UK
7. Flasiantronico Sunrise UK/Italy/India
8. Yo Te Quiero  
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