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Host Cal Jader runs through another mix of latin beats and transnational tropical ritmos. With brand new music from the self styled bossamuffin sounds of Flavia Coelho, organic afro-colombian roots from Sidestepper, Mexican alternative pop from Cenavrvs and Cuban Jazz with Daymé Arocena. There's also a folklore digital excursion with Dengue Dengue Dengue and a Captain Planet remix of Los Folkloristas plus a special back catalogue triplet from Ana Tijoux to mark her big UK show.

Big selection from Hackney to the world. Absolutely loving the new Eska track ‘Shades of Blue’ it deserves to be world wide hit. Hard Work from Damian Marley is up there with his best, the new Pat Thomas album is killer , classic african music at its best. Songhoy Blues are taking the world by storm and featured here and we are loving the new remix for Yaaba Funk by Richard Olatunde.

The Grand Union Orchestra is currently presenting a fantastic new series of events across East London titled ‘The Isle Is Full Of Noises’. Till April 26th, this unique orchestra and it’s off-shoots tell innovative stories of migration & cultural collaboration through music, whilst keeping a watchful eye on the recent plight of migrants in the Mediterranean. Catch Grand Union Orchestra creator, director Tony Haynes - inspirational visionary - on this A World In London!! More info: www.grandunion.org.uk
#AWorldInLondon is on Itunes & Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/SOASradio/playlists/a-world-in-london/

Hackney Globe Trotter Radio show 169. Sunshine music for a sunshine day. From glorious London to Peru, Colombia, Mali, Ghana, JA, France, Cambodia and beyond. #StraightouttaClapton (Hackney) to the world.

Phenomenally talented Ethiopian writer/singer/composer and divine human spirit, Gabriella Ghermandi guested on this #AWorldinLondon. Her impassioned lyrics and love-fused music have culminated in a superb & refreshing debut album, ‘Atse Tewodros Project’.

This podcast goes into detail on the many issues presented by climate change to education and health in global development. Education levels are often closely linked with health issues - due to the underlying issue of poverty - what common challenges and opportunities do communities face in 'climate proofing' infrastructure and systems? What do the terms 'vulnerability' and 'resilience' mean in this context?


Well, one month to be precise. But MADERA is back in full effect with super special guest DJ /producer / singer and all round nice guy AROOP ROY, chatting about his music & dropping some world exclusive pre release crisp biscuits just for the Soas gal & man dem. Also fresh cuts from Songhoy Blues, Bassekou Kouyate, Krywals & Farrer and the amazing AnnaBell Lee. Follow procedure....

Today we take in Cambodia for some 60’s beat music SE asian style. New dancehall from Quantic via Colombia, UK and JA. A preview track from the forthcoming album from the mighty Sidestepper. Retro Nigerian high-life from Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7. Brand new Senegalese music from Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba of their forthcoming album, Ba Power and whole load more latino , tropical and world beats.

Fresh new global music delights on this #AWorldinLondon! Including Bassekou Kouyate, Terakaft, and Gotan Project’s Plaza Francia!

Hi everyone, this will be the final episode in the Arirang special series. In this episode, I will be

looking into the reasons why Arirang has become very famous in the west as a representative song

of Korea. I will be looking and exploring westerners who have helped with the spread of Arirang. I

will also be going through 5 of my favourite modern covers of Arirang. Hope you enjoy the show!!!

Cal Jader hosts another selection of alternative latin music and transnational tropical beats from across the board. With new music from Cocotaxi, iZem featuring Nina Miranda, Bixiga 70 and Gypsy Butter out of London. There's also forthcoming releases from Flavia Coelho and Daymé Arocena as well as a little Colombian section with killer Salsa from La Mambanegra, Marimba funk from Haga Que Pasa, and psychedelic Afro-Colombian beats from Romperayo. Plus a nod to some of the acts performing at La Linea festival - running throughout April - with new Tango from Plaza Francia (2/3s of The Gotan Project) and a track from last years Jorge Drexler album Baila En La Cueva featuring Ana Tijoux.

Our anime a-listers sessions are one of our favourites: we get to FANGIRL/FANBOY over things we love. Join Eran, Kash and Yeng along with Ana and Serena as they trace One Piece's voyage from start till date, often becoming nostalgic in this 18-year journey.

This show will showcase the best in dance-band Highlife, a sound that originated in Ghana and spread to a number of neighbouring countries. The popular sound cemented itself in the late 1950's as the country's national music, later proclaimed so by Nkrumah himself. During the golden era (60's and early 70's), mainly on a Saturday night, the genre's biggest names could be seen performing at one of Accra's many popular nightclubs.