Latest Podcasts

Gifted composer, multi-instrumentalist and outstanding Cypriot-London singer Martha D. Lewis returned to A World in London - see her live on Monday, July 6th 2015 at the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room for the WOMA 10th anniversary concert!


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.

Songs you like and you don't know why? (Well it's because they are covers of songs you like), Join the Soas Radio Team and "Special guests" as they explore interesting cover versions of famous songs. Hear your favourite songs in ways you havent heard them before, from dance remixes to traditional spins from around the world.

Awesome global mix on this A World In London including new CDs from Niraj Chag and The West African Blues Project with Ramon Goose & Modou Toure! http://soasradio.org/content/awil-156
This FRIDAY! A World In London-LIVE at The Southbank Centre, June 19th, with Ganga Thapa & Namlo, and Mosi Conde & Kaira Kora Afrika! Plus a global club set from DJ Ritu! 1pm – 10pm FREE!!!! Join us on Twitter @aworldinlondon


Like David Hasselhoff straddling the Berlin Wall "lookin' for freedom" in tight whitewash denim, MADERA prepares to stride off to radio pastures new on DAB at Mi Soul... but not before a final hurrah at SOAS with special guest SUBCULTURE SOUNDS bringing the niceness live in the studio. Big thanks to all the SOAS Radio massive for all their support & help over the last 5 years, you know who you are XXX

The very first episode of UNCOVERED gives you an introduction of famous samples and covers that have been used and reused over the years. Miia has dug out the originals which have influenced artists such as Fatboy Slim, A Tribe Called Quest or Eminem.


Camille Yarbrough - Take Yo Praise

Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew

Bessie Jones - Sometimes

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie - When the levee breaks

Kutiman - Just a Lady

Labi Siffre - I Got the

Welcome to Untempered Grooves – the show that brings you bouncing grooves you may not have heard of. Some grooves will make you dance; others may make you laugh; some will hopefully even tempt you down to your local record shop.

Will Roper speaks to Afrobeat Ambassador, Dele Sosimi, about the ingredients mixed and marinated that helped cook up his new album 'You No Fit Touch Am' - out now on Wah Wah 45s. Dele tells us a little about what he's learnt over his years of performing, starting with his time in Fela Kuti's legendary band, and picks some songs that get him in the groove.



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