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A World in London 244 - Marina Deligianni & Sofi Pechivani Wed, 2017-12-20 17:23

Queens of harmony – Marina Deligianni & Sofia Pechlivani on this festive A World in London! Click here:

The hectic pace of life in London means that Christmas never comes until something special zaps it into focus. Two musical magicians waved their eloquent wands on our last show of 2017, conjuring up a glorious chorus of angels & sleigh bells into the ultimate Xmas cracker! Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter, Sofia Pechlivani and charismatic vocalist Marina Deligianni have outstanding individual attributes & incredible magnetism. They are chief contributors to the London Greek music scene, enhancing the Rebet Asker series at the Green Note in Camden, bands like Plastikes Karekles, the annual Rebetiko Carnival, and an exciting new project – the Rebetiko Choir. But on Friday nights, at a restaurant in Finsbury Park, Marina & Sofia have merged as a perfectly blended woman-only duo where the ladies night is on stage as well as in the ladies room! We brought them out of the ‘bathroom sessions’ and into our studio for a delicious seasonal gift to you!

ARTIST                                  TRACK                                   COUNTRY

Joji Hirota                   Chikyu                        Japan/UK

Tell Tale Tusk             The January Man       UK

Open Heart Refugee Choir  Lean On Me    UK +++

Dirtmusic                    Bi De Sen Soyle           Germany/Turkey

Guillaume Barraud Quartet  Kalawati      France/India

Heather Innes            Paddy’s Green..         Scotland

Idan Raichel               Chaim Pshutim          Israel

Marina Deligianni & Sofia Pechlivani         Greece/UK

‘           ‘                       White Christmas

‘           ‘                       An M’agapas Alithina

‘           ‘                       Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

‘           ‘                       All I Want For Xmas Is You

‘           ‘                       Santa Baby   

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: Dec 22 Grupo Lokito @ Magic Garden, Dec 31st Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ Draft House EC4A …more at

20/12/17  AWIL 244  #AWorldInLondon is podcast on #Itunes & #Mixcloud:   A World In London – in its ELEVENTH year! Live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from SOAS Radio:  and AWIL/CC at Resonance 104.4fm at 6.30pm, repeat Monday 8am, online, DAB  & on Resonance Extra 5pm Wednesdays.  Join us on Twitter @aworldinlondon  This week London Gypsy Orchestra at Resonance, click:  Have a joyful festive season! We’ll speak again after the hols on January 10th!  Twitter:@djritu1  @aworldinlondon