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WARNING - This show has ended friendships!

Who is the centre of the music universe? Join the SOAS Radio team as they attempt to find the most influential and far reaching musician of all time! Spanning the history of recorded music and covering all genres, listen to the short list selected by the SOAS Radio DJs and hear them battle it out over who will be crowned Centre of the Music Universe!

Writer and journalist Nick MacWilliam joins Cal in the studio to discuss various projects including the new Alborada Magazine (which he co-edited) and the forthcoming Sounds and Colours Peru book and they play some Peruvian tunes from the accompanying CD. There's also music featured in the documentary films screening at the Cine Liberación event at Rich Mix on the 31st May including Hip Hop from Argentina and Venezuela, folk music from Honduras and Chile including some classic Victor Jara. At the top of the show there's also new tracks from Uproot Andy, Novalima and Toto La Momposina, as well as a Morroco-Latin electronic fusion track from Paraguay's Selector Chico.

Otakus love to categorise characters into stereotypes as much as anime creators and mangaka love to create them.
Here at SOAS, we also love to question and critique such stuff and so, this week’s class is a bit more nerdy and geeky than usual as Anthea, Eran, Jeanne, Yeng and Kash don their academic personae and talk about female stereotyping in anime.

For the "Deadline haterz", the "Procrastinatorz" and the "Don't worry about it now, I'll do it laterz!"

The SOAS Radio Team bring you a show dedicated to the songs that get you through (and keep you from) revision.
From Disco to Classical and upbeat and downbeat, this is dedicated to all those who still have exams/deadlines and those who have got through them!

SOAS Radio has a new Cabinet! (from Ikea)

Following the UK General Election last week, the SOAS Radio Team bring you a Wednesday Session on the theme of Politics, playing songs dedicated to current and ex-ministers and political songs from the 60s and 80s to modern times and from all over the world.

Possibly the last show Hackney Globe Trotter show of the summer so going out on a bang.

Music from Hawaii, Brazil, Nigera, NY, Canada, Ivory Coast and back to blighty to name a few.

Fresh new global CDs on A World In London this week!!! Next Wednesday, Seckou Keita live in the studio!

The third show in MADERA's occasional All Vinyl #Oldschoolawesomeness series is a blistering dance-floor orientated romp of tried & tested Salsa gold! Starting in Spanish Harlem in 1972 with TITO PUENTE and finishing in Cali Colombia in 1991 with ORQUESTA GUYACAN, prepare to feel some proper Latin connoisseur vibes to get them beards a-stroking and hips a-snaking! A Gozarrrrr!

Hackney Globetrotter Radio show 171. From Highlife on the move to to twenty years of FaroutRecordings. Brand new dub business from DJ Die and The Sea and a great new dancehall banger from Face-T straight outta CaNADa plus music from Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, NY, UK and more.

1. Eska, Shades of Blue - Single, Naim Recordings

2. Money Money, The Quavers, Highlife On The Move - Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings From London & Lagos - 1954-66, Soundway Records

3. Brazymuth, Azymuth, Brazilika 20 years of Farout Recordings

Ethiopian born singer/songwriter Meklit returned to A World In London during her UK tour which kicks off at the Southbank Centre tonight. Her new album, ‘We Are Alive’, released on Monday by Six Degrees Records, marks a potent new chapter in this talented artist’s journey through continents, creativity, and passion for humanity. Plus, a preview of the forthcoming album by Nijaz, and music from last week’s AWIL guests, PSK Trio!

Welcoming Rafael Morales one of the producers from modern Afro-Peruvian specialists Novalima into the studio to introduce some tracks from their new album 'Planetario' out in June 2015. Plus a little Peruvian focus featuring tracks from new artists like Kanaku y El Tigre and Elegante & La Imperial. Plus psych Latin soul from Chicano Batman, music from Colombia with an exclusive from Romperayo and another great tune from the Sidestepper album and Brazilian remixes of Sonzeira and Renata Rosa.

An eclectic mix of noises from Bacardi House to experimental Soweto sounds via laid-back hip hop beats and in-your-face Kwaito. Theo Kotz is the studio guest, bringing the story behind this week’s retro track.

DJ Spoko – Moon and Sun
Chymamusique Presents Stagah – African Dance
Vox Portent – Hold You
Christian Tiger School – Everglades
Hlasko – Ke Derileng
Metal Messiah – For Mommo Mechanics
Zola – Bhambata
Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu
Fantasma ft Ross McDonald – Shesha Span (Hell Yeah)

Two mighty bands on this #AWorldinLondon! Desert blues giants Terakaft flew in from Mali via Paris and showcased their brilliant new album on this AWIL. Diara, Sanou & manager Phillipe Brix spoke about the ever-changing circumstances for the nomadic Tuaregs in the Sahara, 1980s exile to Libya, and the discovery of guitars as a new voice for the ‘unemployed’ that sparked the creation of Tinariwen. Find Terakaft’s album, ‘Alone’, on Out Here Recs May 15th and see them in London during their next Euro tour in September!
Pe-de-Jurema played live on this AWIL with a glorious set of roots music & infectious Afro-Brazilian rhythms from North East Brazil. Members Alba Cabral, Fernando Machado, and Alua Nascimento – part of the Nascimento caporeira dynasty – will be on stage at The George Tavern this Sunday, May 3rd. Catch them alongside Kandialy Kouyate and more for the first ever London Unscene event, FREE! Click here to listen: http://soasradio.org/content/awil-149

Мадера Верде на SOAS РАДИО

Priviet Tovarischi! With MADERA back from a Russian crate digging session, its a 80s Soviet Disko vinyl special today , da da da! Pioneering electronic music from ZODIAC, RAIMONDS PAUL, KRUG, RITMICHESKAYA GIMNASTICA, EDVARD ARTEMIEV & YURI BOGDANOV + a couple of East German bangers slipped in for your listening pleasure, vy znaete kto vy!

There couldn't be a better way to celebrate our 10th episode.
Two of our professors had such a great honour that we HAD to dedicate an entire episode to it.
Last MCM London Comicon brought back to London the great anime director Shinichirō Watanabe: Anthea and Rice interviewed him for all of you, pupils!