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A World In London 199 Fri, 2016-10-28 15:24

So lovely to welcome back Johnny Mooney to A World In London! We’ve known him until now as one half of the impressive dubby Asian fusion  band Tiger Blossom which he set up with marvellous vocalist Ishrat Al-Mazi. On this occasion Johnny came to the studio to introduce his excellent new record label, No Wahala Sounds, which seals a glaring gap in the market for representing East African sounds. The first release by the label is  gorgeous collection of vintage songs titled Kenya-Congo Connection and it’s on limited edition vinyl adding richness & authenticity to the rare gems you’ll hear on it. If you don’t have a record player to take you back to the future grab a CD version which also features the new album by Tiger Blossom called Zindagi. Johnny’s zest and passion for music is implicit throughout, and one thing you can be sure about with him is that he’s always up to something. Whatever that is, it’s always exceptionally good! Also on this AWIL, new albums by Cigdem Aslan, Terrakota, Ian Brennan’s latest Zomba Prison Project from Malawi, and an ARC Music collection of Peruvian folk, plus your essential Goin’ Global Gigs Guide  with DJ Ritu & Adriana Rozario!

ARTIST                                  TRACK                                                   COUNTRY

Hossam Ramzy           Sabla Tolo IV                          Egypt/UK

Luisa Maita                Around You                            Brazil

Dhafer Youssef           Al-Akhtal Rhapsody Pt2       Tunisia

TEYR                           Hosting of the Sidhe              UK

Oysland                      Nane Tsokha                          UK/Slovakia

Joji Hirota                   Suisei                                       Japan

Vincent Saulos            I Am Done With Evil              Malawi

Wayna Picchu            Ilusion                                     Peru

Terrakota                   Gira Giro                                Portugal

Cigdem Aslan             I Mortissa                                Turkey/UK

Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs  Lament                  USA

Orchestra Bana Sambo         Solongo                       DR Congo

Bana Likasi                Mado Zaina                            Kenya

Kalambya Sisters       Wavinya                                 DR Congo

Orchestra Shika Shika           Massa                          Kenya