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Aggie & Cassie's ACS Radio Show

Tune in to our first show entitled 'Myths, Truths & Legends'. The show will seek to consolidate Black History Month and explore the relevance of the month as a whole whilst celebrating a number of key musical icons in Black history.

On the 22nd of October, Dr David Bosco and Anthony Dworkin gave a lecture about the current and future challenges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a world of power politics, specifically the argument that the court is biased and a Western tool of imperialism, ignoring the crimes commuted by Great Power states. David Bosco is an assistant professor at American University's School of International Service.

The Grand Union Orchestra have just celebrated 30 years on the road! Boasting a core team of over 30 musicians, all Londoners from multicultural backgrounds, this brilliant orchestra is undoubtedly the most diverse in existence. Their music conveys powerful & evocative stories about migration and unification. Musical director, Tony Haynes has created a new show to mark their three decades of activity, so catch him on this AWIL, alongside general manager Claire Sivier, talking about ‘Undream’d Shores’ which runs at The Hackney Empire Nov 1st & 2nd! Also on this A World In London, new CDs from Amparo Sanchez, Aziz Sahmaoui, and Martha D. Lewis.

For the joy of music, that is what today’s show is all about. A truly wide spread of musicals styles from all regions. News music from Flying Lotus, Aurelio, Goat, and Fumaça Preta to name a few and some classics com ing straight out of Peru, Jamaica, Brazil and Cameroon.


Global Bass High Priest BUMPS from label CLUB POPOZUDA is MADERA's guest this week, talking about future releases, how he makes tracks without actually meeting his collaborators + a very special Halloween party. Puuuuul up!

SOAS's own personal anime class is back in session with the new academic year! And we start the year with a few questions: do animation studios make remakes because they’re out of good ideas? Or does this all just boil down to profits? These are the questions with which we approach this week’s class on remakes. From anime series, to movies to games, Anthea, Kash and Rice cover a wide range of remakes past, present and future aided by Eran, co-prez of both SOAS Anime and Gaming Societies, who joins in as the visiting expert on the panel. So, it's time to find out, to remake or not to remake?

Exciting young producer NaamLess, showcases his debut EP, The Heights, on AWIL/CC 130 - Featuring the cream of new Brit-Asian talent! Plus fresh global releases from world music giants Omara Portuondo, Tony Allen, Clannad, Amira Medunjanin, & Brian Eno! http://soasradio.org/content/awil-130 15/10/14
A World In London with Cultural Co-operation live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from SOAS Radio: mixlr.com/soasradio Online at iTunes/SOAS Radio website https://www.facebook.com/DjRitu Twitter:@djritu1 www.djritu.com

Featuring new Brazilian music from Lucas Santtana, Russo Passapusso, Karina Buhr on a new project Goma Laca and more from the Chico Correa EP available for download on the Movimientos website. Elsewhere there's Cuban broken beats from London producer Rukaiya Russell, Afro-latin funk from LA's Jungle Fire, electro Norteño from Nortec Collective, Cumbia from Cuban singer La Dame Blanche, champeta from Colombia Bleepolar and Faraón Bantú, and Africa meets Cuba vibes with Ricardo Lemvo. And revival sounds from Fania Records legend Ray Baretto and Argentina's Federico Aubele.

Ramayana: The Living Legend sees distinguished storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu share the magical epic that lies behind Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, which will be marked by more than 1 billion Hindus, Sikhs and Jains on Thursday October 23rd.

Today we reach out to Mexico, Abyssinia, Montreaux, JA, UK, Nigeria, Peru Argentina and New Zealand. Not bad for one hours with of musical globetrotting.

Uber cool global tunes & DJ Ritu in the mix on AWIL/CC 129 8/10/14


Anyone familiar with the back building at SOAS will know what I am talking about ... the lift is the equivalent of the last train at night on a rural line, overloaded and leisurely stopping at every station...and as the radio station is on the top floor, it is genuinely to blame for the show being late to air. Anyway, plenty of new global glitch freshness as usual and some particular awesome old school-ness ... and we are definitely using the stairs next week.

Esoteric and left is the only way to describe today’s show. From Sun Ra to Colombian/latin electronica from the Meridan Brothers plus a bit of new Brazilian psych, Thai folkloric trance, Peruvian funk finishing up and coming back down to earth with nu soul music rom Alison Crocket and Wha Wha 45s.

Fresh and awesome a‘cappella trio YANTRA, live at AWIL! Hear their debut album, A Journey Through Timelessness, an ultimate and unique blending of musical traditions from Bulgaria, the UK and India, through the stunning voices of Eugenia Georgieva, Jeremy Birchall, & Vamshi Krishna Vishnu-Das.


In the second show of series five, MADERA swerves his self imposed electronically processed world music diet, and slips in some more traditional full fat selections direct from the supplier. Own bag provided.