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A World in London 265 - Eliza Shaddad Thu, 2018-06-21 12:28

Exceptional & eloquent singer/songwriter Eliza Shaddad on this A World in London!

Eliza Shaddad’s new single ‘My Body’ comes out this week, pointing to her fantastic debut album ‘Future’, which is scheduled for release in October. Aptly titled as Eliza’s own future beckons brightly, lit by her talent for soulful, sincere song-writing and her impeccable crystal clear vocals. Eliza is a Guildhall jazz graduate but uncluttered by formal music tuition and when you hear her pure, perfect, lilting voice it’s as free as a bird, gliding through notes & marvellous melodies, drawing in attention from illustrious producers including dance music titans Clean Bandit. Eliza’s voice & lyrics echo her outlook, similarly open and searching, limitlessly embracing any genre that catches her ear, and because she’s so skilled and versatile this includes neo-folk, grunge, acoustic ballads and big productions, as well as Scottish & Irish music, referencing her mixed heritage which no doubt is likely to lead to an exploration into or beyond her Sudanese roots too. Eliza is championed by PRS for Music and the Mayor of London’s new music month, Sounds Like London, and has preceded its aim this year to shine a light on women artists, through her female arts collective Girls, Girls, Girls, which also supports anti-FGM charity Orchid Project. Catch her unplugged & magnificent on this AWIL, and live at The Lexington on July 9th alongside Bedouine!

ARTIST                                  TRACK                                   COUNTRY

Joji Hirota                   Akita                           Japan/UK

Bryde                          Fast Awake                Wales/UK

Balladeste                  Jaya Ma                      India/USA/UK

The Beijing Trio         Zui Weng Zi                China

Manika Kaur              Kabeer Tu                  UK/India

Maria Cangiano         Pequena Cancion…   Argentina

Belcirque                    Le Miroir                     Belgium

Eliza Shaddad            White Lines                UK/Scotland/Sudan

‘           ‘                       My Body                     ‘                       ‘

‘           ‘                       Always                        ‘                       ‘

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: June 21 Belcirque @ Tuned In London, June 22 Don Kipper @ Wiltons, June 23 Okinawa Day @ Spitalfields E.1, June 23 Daemonia Nymphe @ O2 Islington Academy, June 23 Juju Rock with Khadijatou Doyneh,  June 23 DJ Ritu @ Tate Britain, June 24 Tropicalia Calling with Nina Miranda @ Total Refreshment Centre, June 28 She’Koyokh @ Balabam, June 29 Olcay Bayir @ Rich Mix, June 30 Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ The Alice EC3A, June 30 Women of Rebetiko @ The Hellenic Centre, June 30 Khiyo @ Karamel, …more at

20/6/18  AWIL 265  Also this week percussion guru Pete Lockett at Resonance, click:  Next week global music 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