http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-32 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!
http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-33 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 on March 8th at The Latvian House, Rojo Y Negro Tango Club, London W2!
http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-34 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, when she tours the UK in September!
http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-35 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. Born in Portugal, with Cape Verdean roots, resident in London..in her new CD, Carmen glides effortlessly across a range of languages and octaves, proving without a doubt that she is indeed a woman of the world.
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!
http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-39 11/4/12 Heidi Vogel. Online and at Itunes from Apr 13th 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!
http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-40 18/4/12 Flasiantronico 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.
http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-41 25/4/12 Terryazoome Songwriter Terryazoome and musician Angelos Georgakis joined Ritu on this A World In London. Terry’s extensive and varied career as a guitarist and composer began in the 1970’s with bands like Sister Strutt, and the challenging & pioneering women’s collective Jam Today. Her Smyrnian roots and mother’s love for traditional Greek music re-surfaced in the 90’s when she mastered the bouzouki. With a short detour into academia and astrophysics, Terryazoome is now back in the world of music drawing together her vast array of musical influences from Africa, Europe & Latin America. Hear extracts from her unique new album, ‘Xana’ on this show and see her live on May 24th at The Grey Horse in Kingston!
Singer Carroll Thompson is a key pioneer & representative of Black British music. Quite rightly crowned as the Queen of Lovers Rock she has a perfect, rich, and soulful voice plus superlative song-writing skills. Her passion for music was ignited at home, caressed in London school and church choirs, and led to her debut single, ‘I’m So Sorry’ which topped the reggae charts in 1981. A series of accolades, albums, and awards followed as well as recording deals with majors like EMI and Virgin. She has worked with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, and many more. Hear her on this A World In London, check out her brilliant new album, ‘Feels So Good’, and see her live in concert alongside Janet Kay at The Islington Assembly Hall on May 11th!
http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-43 Percussionist, dancer, & composer, Guy Schalom is back with a brilliant new album! In ‘Baladi Blues 3’, Guy pays homage to the great Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi, resurrecting and re-arranging ever-green hits originally sung by Warda, Oum Koulsoum, and Hafez. Baladi Blues 3 will be out on May 21st, but exclusive copies will be on sale at the launch party on May 20th. Live at Dingwalls in Camden!
http://soasradio.org/content/world-london-episode-44 16/5/12 Two major talents in the form of Sarah Gillespie and Gilad Atzmon came together on this A World In London. Sarah’s powerful lyrics and contagious ironic humour are delivered through her pristine & glorious jazz voice. Partnered by iconic composer Gilad Atzmon, a dash of Arabic strings, lashings of rock guitar, and oodles of eclecticism are added to her beat poetry in albums like ‘Stalking Juliet’ and ‘In The Current Climate’. While Gillespie’s acclaimed narrative, ‘War On Trevor’, recently showcased at Ronnie Scott’s, marks her out surely as the natural successor to Ian Dury!