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A World in London 264 - Bryde & Karima Francis Fri, 2018-06-15 13:55

Superb singer/songwriters Bryde & Karima Francis on this A World in London!

The Mayor of London’s new music month continues through June across our vibrant city, shining a light on female music-makers. Two artists supported by #SoundsLikeLondon dropped into our studio this week adding to an all-star women playlist! Solo artist Bryde was first up on our agenda and spoke about her initial foray into music as Sarah Howells, picking up a guitar aged 16 in her hometown of Pembrokeshire before joining indie/folk band Paper Aeroplanes. Bryde’s fabulous new album, ‘Like An Island’, has been mastered & remixed by women at her pioneering label Seahorse Music , which will be one of the female-led Independent recording companies showcasing in Berwick Street on June 16th! Bryde’s vision beyond her ethereal vocals and sensitive songs is about women running things behind the mic as well in front. Karima Francis who performs live and exquisitely on this AWIL, sings to this tune too, producing her own tracks, and playing every instrument from drums to keys. Her career to date has included stage shares with Paul Simon and Amy Winehouse, so catch her in session right here before she joins Suzanne Vega on tour later this month!

Joji Harota – Akita – Japan/UK
Mariza – Quem Me Dera – Portugal
Yasmine Hamdan – La Chay – Lebanon
Fatoumata Diawara – Bonya – Ivory Coast
Angelique Kidjo – Born Under Punches – Benin
Joji Harota – Suisei – Japan/UK
Bride – Fast Awake – Wales/UK
Karima Francis – Carelessness Causes Fire – UK
Bride – To Be Brave – Wales/UK

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: June 14 Las Hermanas Garcia @ Tuned In London, June 16 Raka @ Balabam, June 17 Eugenia Georgieva @ The Ritzy, June 20 Jubilee feat Kronos Quartet Bassekou Kouyate & Master musicians of the Aga Khan Initiative @ Royal Albert Hall, June 21 Belcirque @ Tuned In London, June 22 Don Kipper @ Wiltons, June 23 Daemonia Nymphe @ O2 Islington Academy, June 24 DJ Ritu @ Tate Britain, June 24 Tropicalia Calling w Nina Miranda @ Total Refreshment Centre, June 30 Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ The Alice EC3A…more at
13/6/18 AWIL 261 Also this week female string duo Balladeste at Resonance, click: Next week Eliza Shaddad at SOAS and Kabantu at Resonance! #AWorldInLondon is podcast on #Itunes & #Mixcloud: A World In London – in its TWELFTH year! Live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from SOAS Radio: and AWIL at Resonance 104.4fm at 6.30pm, repeat Monday 8am, online, DAB & on Resonance Extra 5pm Wednesdays. Join us on Twitter @aworldinlondon Twitter:@djritu1