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Gugak Sounds Episode 10 Pungryu

MADERA ON SOAS ... 2015/16 season ... show #1


Back back back for more more more ... featuring a mini mix from NICK PAGE aka DUBULAH/DUB COLOSSUS/XAOS on a sonic journey from Ethiopia, to Greece via Albania & Syria.

A fresh selection of Latin musical treats for the new season! Hitting you with Cumbia from Chico Trujillo and the Kumbia Queers to Salsa from Edwin Bonilla and Eduardo Vals, Afro-Cuban influenced music from Eliane Correa's amazing new project and ÌFÉ from Puerto Rico. As well as new music from two of our favourite acts Metá Metá and Chocquibtown.

Fresh from his gig at Hoxton Square bar alongside Okmalumkoolkat, The Bungalow Road Electro Show had the pleasure of welcoming Thor Rixon and manager Tourmaline Berg to SOAS radio. We covered the topics of Thor’s album ‘Tea Time Favourites’, his performances at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, their music agency Naas Collective and collaborations with Umlilo, Amy Ayanda and many others. Thor and Tourmaline give us insight into the making of his latest video, his upcoming projects and their favourite upcoming artists from South Africa and around the world.

Who lives in London has surely many occasions to enjoy Japan's pop culture. As every Londoner otaku knows, the biggest summer event is HYPER JAPAN, the three-day festival entirely focused on every aspect of J-culture. In this week's episode the duo composed of Anthea and Rice tells what your professors experienced during both the editions of Hyper Japan they attended in 2014. The common theme underlying both trips turned out to be Vocaloid, therefore your professors decided to dedicate this episode to Hatsune Miku & Co. as well!We even got an exclusive interview with not one, but TWO personalities linked to the Vocaloid software! We met Yanagi Nagi, the first vocalist of Supercell to replace Miku as their singer, and Yoshiaki Masaki, the representative of the mega-Miku-fan-group Mirai no Neiro. We rock, don't we?!

Accidental fame online can mean anything from doxing and cyber bullying to becoming a meme or having a video of yourself go viral. In this episode we have a few stories of this from Indonesia and South Korea and finally talk to Vincent Capone -- who runs a blog on human flesh search -- talks about the phenomenon in China.

When Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent first met at a gig in Rio, it turned out to be a meeting of musical minds, samba soul, and complementary voices. Their 2011 brief encounter revealed a long-term appreciation of each other’s work, a shared love of nature, and a creative mutual understanding that has been binding ever since. Leading to conversations on email, then by log fires from the Rocky Mountains to Pão de Açúcar, and resulting in concert tours plus the formidable album ‘Ao Vivo’ - a collection of Marcos Valle’s major songs, recorded live at Rio’s Miranda in 2012.

One of joys of the joys about interviewing Martha D. Lewis is that it's like having a chinwag with your closest friend on the sofa, with the best music playing in the background - on this occasion, we’re listening to Martha’s latest album, ‘Homage To Roza’. Inspired by her leading role in the moving documentary charting the life & times of the legendary queen of the Greek Blues, Roza Eskenazi, Martha crafted this timeless album of exquisite beauty in her Budd Music studio.

The new CDs just keep pouring in from all continents! Try them out on this A World In London! http://soasradio.org/content/awil-157
Join us on Twitter @aworldinlondon Next week interviews with Marcos Valle & Martha D. Lewis before the summer hols!

This is the second show in the MOGA Highlife Half-Hour series; presenting some of the best Highlife music to come out of Ghana and Nigeria. With an array of up-tempo and melancholic tracks we take you on a real musical journey. From Palm Wine music to funky guitar band style - you’ll be dancing, then crying, then dancing some more.

1. Dr K Gyasi & His Noble Kings - Yede Aba, Mene Menua Mie

2. Celestine Ukwu & the Philosophers National - Elege

3. Vis-à-vis - Susan Suo

4. Bob Akwaboa’s Guitar Band - Ena Ne Agya Awu

Selim presents his first podcast brought to you by SOAS Radio and CARAS for Refugee week 2015. Selim talks about his thoughts on the unifying potential of football as well as the different countries he has played football in. Favourite players, teams and the top Eritrean footballers get a mention alongside discussion about why football is important to Selim.

Featured tracks:

Shakira ft. Freshlyground - Waka Waka
K'naan - Wavin' Flag

Presenter: Selim
Producer: Joe Smith

New tracks from Card On Spokes and Nozinja from their recent releases, alongside some dance-floor favourites, alternative collaborations, veteran producers and the retro track of the week. From Cape Town to Johannesburg via Port Elizabeth, Theo Kotz is the studio guest.


Welcome to London!

Hafsa, Mulue and Sam have teamed up with SOAS Radio for Refugee Week to share their experiences of moving to London, learning English and meeting bus drivers!

Have a listen to their good (and bad) experiences getting around London and how they came to meet each other as well as sharing some of their favourite songs in their Refugee Week podcast.

Abraham Afewerki Samai

Emeli Sande Read All About It

Hafsa, Mulue and Sam

Seonaid Weightman Murray

Cal Jader introduces another show bursting with pan-latin american / tropical goodness making connections from Cuba to Colombia to Peru to Argentina and Brazil. Featuring a track from the new Bomba Estereo album 'Amanecer', music from the Tiger's Milk compilation 'Peru Boom', a Morrocan twist to Thornato's remix of Chancha via Circuito and another track taken from the accompanying CD to the Sounds and Colours Peru book from La Mecanica Popular. And a mini Brazilian mix to finish the show including remixes from Aroop Roy and Spiritual South.

Awet and Waseem have paired up for their first podcast brought to you by SOAS Radio and CARAS for Refugee Week 2015. Sharing music from Eritrea Afghanistan and beyond listen as they chat about their favourite songs of old times and new lives and why these songs are important to them.