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At SOAS, we love our ‘study showdowns’ as we call them. Bring us a good anime or manga and two opposing perspectives and watch us bake them, inside out that is. In this class, Zach and Jeanne take centre-stage with our ‘Shingeki no Kyojin Showdown’ as Anthea and Kash try to play referee. CAUTION: MASSIVE SPOILERS

This edition of CWCLDN exceptionally welcomes the independent Japanese anime and film creative Keiichi Hara to the studio, who visited London earlier this year for Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2014.

Mokoomba from Zimbabwe were warmly welcomed back at A World In London. Flying in from gigs in Australia & New Zealand this young band gave us an exclusive preview of their second album and some delightful 4-part a cappella harmonies.

On 3rd of March, David Hammond gave a lecture about the challenges of promoting and protecting human rights in post-revolution Libya. He also spoke about the development of new rules on the use of force and human rights at sea, in relation to maritime piracy. David Hammond, a barrister, serves as UK Counsel to the Libyan National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights and has visited Libya to advise on underpinning its government’s proposed Rule of Law with the provision of Human Rights legislation.

Another eclectic Movimientos show packed with Latin beats from across the Latin American continent and beyond with a Colombia focus to start the show and then taking in everything from Cumbia to Mambo style Baile Funk, Hip Hop, Cuban fusion, more Brazilian music, an exclusive from the now Barcelona based Peyoti For President and a kind of Salsa Drum 'n' Bass from La Sra. Tomasa who come to the UK in the middle of April.

The second class of SOAS is a tribute... to the master animator Hayao Miyazaki. He might not have won the Oscars for his final film before retirement, but he has won our hearts. Yeng joins Anthea, Jeanne, Kash and Rice in a special dedication to this very special animator.

A team from the Royal Veterinary College, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and their partners have been awarded a grant to study the relationship between livestock value chains and nutritional status of women and children.

Anna Marry of LIDC talks to the researchers involved in the project:
Dr. Paula Dominguez-Salas, Postdoctoral Researcher in Nutrition at the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group at RVC
Dr. Barbara Haesler, Lecturer in Agrihealth at RVC
Dr. Elaine Ferguson, Senior Lecturer at LSHTM

Fusing tango with pop & jazz, the 3 Argentinas are a refreshing and talented trio lighting up London’s music scene. Performing soul-touching songs from their debut CD, La Estrella, hear them live on this A World In London and see them at Water Rats, Kings Cross on April 13th! Plus new albums from Seun Kuti, Toumani Diabate, and Amira Kheir!

The first show of 2014 and we have invited the guest in the studio. Mao Yamada who is the busiest session bassist in London talks about music, life and recent activity.

2014年最初のゲットーラウンジラジオショー、今回はゲストにロンドンでセッションベーシストとして忙しく活動する山田真魚氏をスタジオに招いて音楽や人生、現在の活動についてお話を伺いました。

LANDMARK SHOW ALERT!
MADERA VERDE, Chief Rocker at the School Of Permanent Optimism, celebrates 150 shows with an extra joyful musical maelstrom... all the shows are archived on www.soasradio.org, so technically, you could listen to him constantly for just under 7 days, stat fans!

Virtuoso guitarist & gifted composer Eduardo Niebla live in concert with Carl Herring on this A World In London!

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Life after Ash Wednesday
In this episode of the Caipirinha Appreciation Society podcast we tell you a little bit about how we got through the Rio carnival but bring you a very varied music set to help us all recover from the marchinha and batucada overdose.

Vida após a Quarta-Feira de Cinzas
Neste episódio do podcast Caipirinha Appreciation Society, relatamos um pouco de nossas aventuras carnavalescas mas com um set musical bem variado, pra ajudar a recuperar da overdose de marchinha e batucada.

Sit down with Anthea, Jeanne, Kash and Rice in the first ever “class” of this School of Otaku and Anime Studies course as they get philosophical about what it means to be an otaku, the art of cosplaying and how they were introduced to the world of anime.

Le Bon Beat is back on Soas Radio! Back with a particularly moody vibe it has to be said. Many of the tracks we are featuring this week have this certain je-ne-sais-quoi. A mix of melancholy and unstoppable energy that had somewhat been less present in hiphop over the past few years. All the artists we are showcasing tonight are true poets as well as incredible technicians of the rhyme. The topics they touch are profound, personal and intimate. The productions supporting them are, as usual on Le Bon Beat, sure to get you hooked up. Deep bass, irresistible jazz swings and mysterious samples await. We hope you'll enjoy the show!

Cal Jader returns from carnival in Brazil with no sign of tan but fully loaded with a fresh selection of across the board Latin tropical and Brazilian beats. Starting off on Brazilian tip from the crunked up vibes of Tropkillaz and Karol Conka to some bastardised carnival sounds from Orquestra Imperial, Graveola, and Osmar Milito. An upfront play of the new Quantic single, Colombian style Afrobeat from La Chiva Gantiva, an exclusive new song from Venezuela's Bituaya, a track from the new Calle 13 album, a dubby Frikstailers remix of Tremor. Two vintage re issues one from the excellent Haiti Direct comp on Strut Records and another from Analog African's Mestre Cupijó comp plus more music from Brazil with the new single from Criolo and a heavy cut from Digitaldubs.