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For the third episode of the Fossil Free SOAS ‘Divestment Digest’ we were joined by Bill McKibben, a co-founder of the organisation 350.org, and key advocate for fossil fuel divestment.

More across the board Latin beats including fresh Champeta from Bazurto All Stars, a track from the brand new Criolo album feat Tulipa Ruiz plus some special latin dub selections including Ticklah's version of Hector Lavoe's El Dia de Suerte, and tunes dedicated to the Ayotzinapa 43 - the students recently disappeared in Mexico.


No we are not talking about MADERA insisting on fruit & flowers in the studio here, but the very fabulous Chilean singer KATY PRADO live, previewing her new album with her band THE MAMBOLEROS, "FUEGO", out on 9 December via itunes. Plus nuff niceness from BLACK COFFEE, GNAWA DIFFUSION, DR JOHN, PARA ONE, MAN DUPUITS & ANTHONY JOSEPH. Now will someone please peel me a grape ...

For the last episode of the year, we’re offering you a wide selection of cult classics and future hits from le pays de la France. From Akhenaton to Odezenne, lots of diversity, and plenty wonderful beats and mcs await...

On Tuesday 25th November 2014, SOAS Radio's Daniel Avis caught up with the long-standing MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott to discuss immigration, Theresa May and her own ambitions to become the next Mayor of London.

November 2014. Always something new musically at SOAS. Last week, the Student Union goes to Calais, a solidarity gathering with migrants, musicians and activists. Musical participation by the SOAS Ceilidh Band. This week the SOAS Rebetiko Band, planning for our March 2015 tour to Istanbul. Next week a special Kurdish solidarity session in the JCR, working towards the production of a songbook arising out of the Kurdish Songbook Project. The following week the first of our “Arabic Music Sessions @ SOAS”. Long-awaited… building the groove… Not to mention the formation of the SOAS Guerrilla Choir, ready for action on demos and picket lines. Wild about song!

On the 19th of November a panel comprised of Professor Kevin Jon Heller, Shanti Sattler, Dr Mark Ellis, Dr Lutz Oette, and Dr Dan Plesch discussed the International Criminal Court (ICC) in relation to new evidence of national war crime trials held after World War II. This new evidence was discussed in the context of complementary justice, torture, and the prosecution of sexual crimes and low-level criminals. Professor Heller served as Human Rights Watch’s external legal adviser on the trial of Saddam Hussein and currently teaches Criminal Law at SOAS, University of London.

On the 11th of November, Jack Blum gave a lecture about the challenges of Corporate Accountability and Limited Liability (CALL) in a globalised world. He discusses it in the context of state kleptocracy and personal responsibilities. Fraud and corruption run through the economy, hidden in technology and off-shore locations. The question posed is "How can we make companies and governments more accountable?".

HGT Radio 158. ‘Taking Charge’ of the airwaves to coin the name of the first track from the excellent Horseman album . One hour of global, tropical, psychedelic, funky, vintage, electronic and upfront music for your listening pleasure.

Episode 1 - Introduction

This episode is an introduction to Gugak - Korean traditional music. Through this episode I will be going over various genres of Gugak music giving listeners a taste of what Korean traditional music is about.


DJ, promoter & journalist extraordinaire Jamie Renton is MADERA's guest today talking about his upcoming Soulclectica night and playing some tunes currently floating his boat. Aside from the usual tried & tested tropical dance floor bangers, no less than three exclusives and ‪#‎oldschoolawsomeness‬ from early Global Glitch pioneers JON HASSELL, BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE. Chaud...

Join Sheila Divine and Tallulah Magoo in the first episode of their show called Whirldfuzzz!

For the next two hours, they bring you an adventure of fuzz, psych, punk, noise and rock'n'roll from all around the world. Join us while we jam out to some our favourite tracks found on the road less travelled...

Iain King, Senior Government Advisor at the Department for International Development (DfiD), visited SOAS on October 22nd 2014 to speak about lessons learned - and not learned - from overseas deployments. King provides an insight in 10 political, strategic and cultural lessons learned from a variety of experiences overseas, along with 10 reasons why these lessons fail to be adopted.

From legends of Studio One in Jamaica to ambassadors of musical freedom from Tehran, this years World of Music and Dance was as eclectic and vibrant as ever. SOAS Radio took a brief tour around WOMAD, and was fortunate enough to hear a rich tapestry of stories and tales from the festival goers and many of the performers. For more information on any of the artists interviewed or played on the podcast please see the track listing below...

Today we have further explorations to Poland, Bangkok, Colombia, Congo, Brazil, South Africa Cuba and more. Vintage to bangers it’s all in the mix.