Special Feature: DJ Ritu's A World in London at SOAS Radio Episodes 51-60

Complete playlists and play again links for DJ Ritu's A World in London show at SOAS Radio Episodes 51-60!
Compiled 2012/10/28

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 2pm 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 sixth part, we cover A World in London Episodes 51-60.





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A World in London Ep. 51-60
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A World in London Ep. 51 (4th July 2012)

Non-stop music from all four corners of the globe!!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Anilza Leoni Balumba Brazil
2. Buzuki Orhan Osman Damat Halayi Turkey
3. Criolo Samba Sambei Brazil
4. Gerardo Nunez No Ha podio Ser Spain
5. Wu Man & various Ademler Ulugh China/Central Asia
6. Zani Diabate Moussolankolo Mali
7. Hilario Duran Trio It’s Only Seven Cuba
8. Dona Rosa Asa De Anjo Portugal
9. Charlie McMahon Memories Australia
10. Albare You Make Me Smile Australia
11. Frank Yamma Pitjantjara Australia
12. Los Desterrados Chelsea UK
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A World in London Ep.  52 (11th July 2012)

Three women and a baby..almost! The brilliant Perunika Trio returned to A World In London minus Jasmina Stosic but armed with Eugenia Georgieva’s five month-old baby Sylvia! The other ‘new arrival’ was the trio’s fantastic new CD, made in Japan and sung in Japanese plus native tongue. ‘Bulgarian Warabeuta’ boasts the best voices-Eugenia/Desislava/Jasmina- in perfect harmony and co-incidentally is themed around motherhood and nursery rhymes. Perunika Trio revealed that they have yet another album on the way through the A.R.C. label so there’s even more to look forward to in October!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Zani Diabate Nikoyi Mali
2. Dona Rosa Sou Luz Portugal
3. Los Desterrados Chelsea UK
4. Wu Man & various Woy Bala China/Central Asia
5. Tiger Blossom Brishtir Pani UK/Bangladesh
6. Dogan Mehmet Uskudar UK/Cyprus
7. Tinariwen Amous Idraout.. Mali
8. Perunika Trio Sakura UK/Bulgaria
9. Zui Zui  
10. Okaasan  
11. Edo Komoriuta  
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A World in London Ep.  53 (18th July 2012)

Non-stop music! Scheduled guest kanun player Maya Youssef was unable to make it and will be re-scheduled soon.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Tamikrest Warktifed Mali
2. Perunika Trio Pechika UK/Bulgaria
3. Dogan Mehmet Azziye UK/Cyprus
4. Tiger Blossom Illumini part 1 UK/Bangladesh
5. Els Berros De La Cort Alfaomega Spain
6. Magic System Bouger Bouger France/Ivory Coast
7. Jorge Ben Mas Que Nada Brazil
8. Jyotsna Srikanth Teacher-Guru UK/India
9. Nation Beat Puxa O Boi USA
10. The Alaev Family Greek Salad Israel
11. Peatbog Faeries Room 215 Scotland
12. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Rabba Mein.. India
13. Nacho Parades Dulce Lamento Colombia
14. Daphna Sadeh Earth UK/Israel
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A World in London Ep.  54 (25th July 2012)

Classical violinist, composer, and fusion maestro Jyotsna Srikanth was on this A World In London. Explaining the differences between Carnatic and North Indian musical traditions, Jyotsna also gave us an exclusive preview of some of the amazing stars that will perform at the first London International Arts Festival, August 10th – 12th. See Jyotsna and a whole host of brilliant musicians in LIAF at Ilford Town Hall!
AWIL will now be on a summer break with SOAS Radio and return to your airwaves on September 5th!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Jorge Ben Rita Jeep Brazil
2. Magic System Un Gaou A Oran France/Ivory Coast
3. Anna Cinzia Villani Farnaru Farnareddhu Italy
4. Amelia Muge & Michales Louicovikas Das Ausencias Portugal
5. Andra Kouyate Dougoumassa Mali
6. Bulbul Manush Makedonsko Devojce Germany
7. Jyotsna Srikanth Project Bombay Beats UK/India
8. Eyot Horizon Serbia
9. Carnatica Brothers Bho Shambho India
10. Prakash Sontakke My Song India
11. La Internationale Sonara Balkanera Opa! Mexico
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A World in London Ep.  55 (5th September 2012)

Koliko player and composer Atongo Zimba joined Ritu on the first A World In London after a long holiday break by SOAS Radio. Describing his musical journey from northern Ghana through Fela Kuti’s infamous Shrine club in Nigeria and then onto busking the streets of London, Atongo’s story is gripping. He also spoke of unity inspired by the recent Olympic & current Paralympic Games defining summer in London 2012.

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Magic System Meme Pas Fatigue France/Ivory Coast
2. Jyotsna Srikanth Brahma Murari Surarchita UK/India
3. La Internacional Sonara Balkanera Opa! Mexico
4. Krar Collective Mr. Astatke Ethiopia/UK
5. Laila Amezian Imaani Morocco/Belgium
6. Alexander D. Great Fifty Years Trinidad/UK
7. The Toure-Raichel Collective Bamba Mali/Israel
8. Atongo Zimba Zosaala Ge Paa Wine Ghana/UK
9. Let’s Party (live)  
10. Bisi Tarema Rigbe Ke-ema  
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A World in London Ep.  56 (12th September 2012)

Soumik Datta and Bernard Schimpelsberger form the two halves of East-West fusion outfit, Circle of Sound. Bringing together sarod and western percussion, spoken word and visuals, plus an array of guest artists, hear more from this dynamic duo on AWIL 56!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Circle of Sound Orion India, Germany, UK
2. Footprints  
3. Calcutta Triangle  
4. Eclipse  
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A World in London Ep.  57 (19th September 2012)

Non-stop global music on this A World In London including some musical treats from Ritu’s recent gigs in Greece & Turkey!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Yeliz Yesilmen Elem Tere Fis Turkey
2. Despina Vandi Gallantha Greece
3. Africando Sagoo Cuba
4. The Toure-Raichel Collective Toure Mali, Israel
5. Atongo Zimba Ti Suna La Taaba Ghana, UK
6. Circle of Sound Vinyl Chapter India, Germany, UK
7. Sarbel Ta Psichologica Cyprus, UK
8. Gulshen Canin Sagolsun Turkey
9. Wael Jasser Misheet Khalas Lebanon
10. Alexander D. Great Millenium Calypsonian Trinidad, UK
11. La Internacional Sonara Balkanera El Chubasco Mexico
12. Jyotsna Srikanth Bhaja Govindan UK, India
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A World in London Ep.  58 (3rd October 2012)

Gifted Syrian kanun player Maya Youssef appeared on this A World In London. Discussing her travels through music, teaching, and performing, Maya shared an exclusive preview of one of her first compositions, scheduled for release within her debut album next year. See her live on the SOAS Stage at Bloomsbury Festival Oct 21st!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Terakaft Tirera Mali
2. Klezmafobia Noodle, Strudl, Tankele Denmark
3. Tribali Language of God Malta
4. Staff Benda Bilili Osali Mabe DR Congo
5. Watcha Clan Im Nin’Alu France
6. Mari Boine Gulan Du Norway
7. Circle of Sound Footprints India, Germany, UK
8. Circle of Sound Coastlines India, Germany, UK
9. Maya Youssef Touta Syria
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A World in London Ep.  59 (17th October 2012)

Invisible System’s Dan Harper, the original pioneer of Anglo-Ethio grooves gave a formidable interview on this A World In London. In Somerset & London, his early musical heroes were Bow Wow Wow and Adam & The Ants but a sense of affinity with Africa drew him to Mali followed by Ethiopia. There he established a recording studio and worked with some of the greatest East African artists of our time. ‘Melkan Kehonelish’ in today’s playlist features the voice of octogenarian singer & world music award winner Mahmoud Ahmed. Look out for Dan’s superlative sounds on The Rough Guide to Ethiopia CD, and on his new live album ‘Live & Raw (Roar!!!)’

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. Klezmafobia Kartushnik Denmark
2. Staff Benda Bilili Libala Ya Mungwa DR Congo
3. Tribali Freak Street Malta
4. Arjun & Priti Menon Teri Meri UK, India
5. Maya Youssef Touta Syria
6. Yasmin Levy La Nave del Olvido Israel
7. R.U.T.A Drobna Drabnica Poland
8. Habib Koite & Eric Bibb L.A. Mali, USA
9. Frikstailers Guacha Argentina
10. Invisible System Melkan Kehonelish UK, Ethiopia
11. Dark Entries  
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A World in London Ep. 60 (24th October 2012)

Philip Knox dropped into A World In London with a record bag of rare vinyls from former Yugoslavia. After raiding flea markets in Bosnia, Serbia, and Macedonia, Philip and Nat Morris are set to release a ground-breaking album early next year. 'Stand Up People' will shed light upon long-forgotten Roma gypsy pop songs from the 'golden age': Tito's era 1960 to 1980.

Hear an exclusive preview of this unmissable album and how it's been made!

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Playlist

Artist Title Country
1. La Yegros Viene De Mi Argentina
2. Yasmin Levy & Concha Buika Olividate De Mi Israel/Mallorca
3. R.U.T.A. Sonce Poland
4. Invisible System Grazela Heart UK/Ethiopia
5. Abdou Diop Fadam Senegal
6. Mehmet Akbas Sadi Kurdistan/Germany
7. Sonora Dinamita Eco En Stereo Colombia
8. Perunika Trio Na Horoto Bulgaria/UK
9. Mulele Matondo Afrika Prophecy D.R. Congo/UK
10. Esma Redzepova Pjesma Seher Sarajevu Macedonia
11. Bedrije Misin Mo Vogi Dukala Serbia
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