A World In London

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DJ Ritu, pioneering international turntablist & BBC Radio presenter, hosts/produces A World in London at SOAS Radio, University of London, and at Resonance 104.4FM. In the ‘90s she co-founded Outcaste Records, signing Nitin Sawhney and Badmarsh & Shri. She has toured extensively in over 30 countries with her bands Sister India and the Asian Equation, performing at major venues and festivals including The Big Chill, WOMAD, The Royal Festival Hall and Trafalgar Square. Joining BBC London in 2006, she inherited Charlie Gillett’s slot, and then expanded it into ‘A World In London’. The show is recognized as an essential meeting point for world music fans and a hub for the industry. It has an unrivalled reputation for presenting a rich cultural mix that truly reflects the diverse musical tastes of London and its people. Guests include international stars such as Tarkan, Angelique Kidjo, Bebel Gilberto, AR Rahman, and Esma Redzepova, though the show aims to champion local up & coming talent. Her other weekly show for BBC Three Counties Radio ran for over 20 years and was syndicated in Germany, Turkey & Sweden. Ritu has also broadcast for BBC World Service, Kiss 100, and other stations. Rough Guides CD compiler, and EBU chart panel member, Ritu manages two London club nights: Kuch Kuch and Club Kali which are the longest running Bollywood events in the UK. A musical chameleon, her repertoire includes Soul, Disco, Motown, Pop, Drum n’ Bass, as well as Turkish, Greek, African, Latin, and Middle-Eastern sounds. She regularly comperes at various festivals and appears often at The Southbank Centre, Rich Mix, and various nightspots!

By Year

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

By Tag

  • DJ Ritu

  • A World In London

  • AWIL

  • World Music

  • HOSSAM RAMZY

  • SOAS Radio

  • World

  • UK

  • India

  • London

  • Guy Schalom

  • SAMBA TOURE

  • Cuba

  • Mokoomba

  • Martin Alvarado

  • AZIZA BRAHIM

  • Los Desterrados

  • DJANAN TURAN

  • Senegal

  • Mali

  • Global

  • interview

  • Folk

  • Idan Raichel

  • Pink Martini

  • Bassekou Kouyate

  • London Lucumi Choir

  • Brazil

  • Mulele Matondo Afrika

  • TOTO LA MOMPOSINA

  • Tamikrest

  • Spain

  • Baloji

  • London Afrobeat Collective

  • DA LATA

  • Invisible System

  • percussion

  • Ethiopia

  • Seckou Keita

  • Sunday Driver

  • AZIZ SAHMAOUI

  • The Bombay Royale

  • Che Sudaka

  • Carmen Souza

  • Zimbabwe

  • Angelique Kidjo

  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

  • Arhai

  • Alexander D. Great

  • Western Sahara

  • Israel

  • Namvula

  • Wara

  • SABRINA MALHEIROS

  • DR Congo

  • Serbia

  • Germany

  • Fanfare Ciocarlia

  • YANTRA

  • Tatcho Drom

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A World in London - MeklitThu, 2018-07-26 13:24

Ethio-Jazz for the twenty-first century with Meklit on this A World in London!  When the People Move, The Music... See details

A World in London 269 - Kedar SharmaFri, 2018-07-20 18:30

Spiritual awakenings with singer/composer Kedar Sharma on this A World in London! Delhi-born, Kolkata-raised... See details

A World in London 268 - Ji LiuFri, 2018-07-13 15:45

Gifted concert pianist & classical music star Ji Liu on this A World in London! Ji Liu’s professional foray... See details

A World in London 266 - New CDsMon, 2018-07-02 11:52

Scorching hot new global CDs rounded up by Norman Druker & DJ Ritu on this A World in London!  Find all... See details

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

Exceptional & eloquent singer/songwriter Eliza Shaddad on this A World in London! Eliza Shaddad’s new... See details

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

Superb singer/songwriters Bryde & Karima Francis on this A World in London! The Mayor of London’s new music... See details

A World in London 263 - Djanan TuranFri, 2018-06-08 16:45

We were joined by our live guest, Djanan Turan, who us about her support work with Middle Eastern refugee children in... See details

A World in London 262 - Focus Africa FestivalTue, 2018-06-05 12:30

This week's A World In London guest Atta Kouassi, of Focus Organisation, told us about the Focus Africa 2018 music... See details

AWIL 261 - Marcus CorbettThu, 2018-05-24 16:40

Marlborough 2 Maharashtra with Marcus Corbett on this A World in London, plus new duo Stornelli! Marcus Corbett... See details

AWIL 260 - Eugenia GeorgievaFri, 2018-05-18 15:58

Queen bee of Bulgarian folk music, Eugenia Georgieva on this A World in London! Click... See details

AWIL 259 - Daemonia NympheFri, 2018-05-11 14:23

Fascinating Greek musical mythology with Daemonia Nymphe on this A World in London!  Spyros G. and Evi S.... See details

AWIL 258 - Branco StoysinTue, 2018-05-08 16:42

Sunlit guitar compositions with Branco Stoysin on this A World in London!  Branco Stoysin unveiled his wonderful... See details

AWIL 257 - Jamie RentonFri, 2018-04-27 14:22

DJ, journalist, club promoter, and music lover Jamie Renton on this A World in London!  There’s never a chance to... See details

A World in London 256 - Paul FisherThu, 2018-04-19 17:45

We invited Far Side Radio's Paul Fisher to give us a beginner's introduction to new music from Asia – as widely as he... See details

AWIL 255 - The Sophie Darling TakeoverThu, 2018-04-12 14:15

With Ritu in India, SOAS Radio's Sophie Darling makes a selection of her favourite tracks from A World In London. You... See details

A World in London 254 - Garth CartwrightMon, 2018-04-09 12:18

Going For A Song with author Garth Cartwright on this A World in London! Who doesn’t love records? That’s like... See details

AWIL 253 - Lucie CaswellThu, 2018-03-29 13:43

Tips & tricks for musicians by Lucie Caswell from The FAC on this A World in London! Click here:... See details

AWIL 252 - Blood Tub OrchestraThu, 2018-03-22 17:41

Musician/Producer Tim Whelan introduces The Blood Tub Orchestra on this A World in London!  Tim Whelan is one of... See details

AWIL 251 - Amanda NoarThu, 2018-03-08 22:49

Impact Theatre Company director Amanda Noar on this A World in London! For International Women’s Week we spoke... See details

A World In London 250 - Afla Sackey!Fri, 2018-02-23 00:12

Percussion maestro & exceptional music-maker, Afla Sackey dropped in to this A World in London!  Afla will be... See details

AWIL 248 - Trip Around The Globe!Thu, 2018-02-01 20:40

A trip around the globe with the freshest new international CDs on this A World in London! Listen in anytime,... See details

A World in London 247Thu, 2018-01-25 15:16

Percussion queen, Elizabeth Nott on this A World in London! Click... See details

A World In London 246 - New Year Music!Thu, 2018-01-18 16:40

The finest selection of New Year global music on this A World in London!  Brand new CDs for 2018 by international... See details

A World In London 245 - Brickwork LizardsFri, 2018-01-12 14:09

Global music chameleons, the Brickwork Lizards on this A World in London!  Oxford’s premier genre-crossing band... See details

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

Queens of harmony – Marina Deligianni & Sofia Pechlivani on this festive A World in London! Click... See details

AWIL 243 - Michael Bristow Inbox xSat, 2017-12-09 12:07

BBC broadcaster & author of ‘China In Drag’, Michael Bristow on this A World in London! China is a country that... See details

A World in London 242 - LatchepenThu, 2017-11-23 17:18

London four-piece band Latchepen debuted in our studio at SOAS Radio this week, dashing through a repertoire of... See details

A World In London 241 - Mary Ann KennedyThu, 2017-11-16 16:06

Multi-faceted ‘Voice of Scotland’, Mary Ann Kennedy on this A World in London! Click here:... See details

A World In London 240 - Martin AlvaradoThu, 2017-11-09 12:32

Tango’s premier vocal ambassador Martin Alvarado on this A World in London! Click here:... See details

A World In London 239 - Sheila ChandraFri, 2017-11-03 10:44

Iconic creative visionary Sheila Chandra on this A World in London! Interviews with Sheila Chandra are a rarity, so we... See details

A World In London 238 - Addictive TVFri, 2017-10-27 11:47

Globetrotting duo Graham Daniels & Mark Vidler have been cutting & pasting clips from films & TV into miraculous... See details

A World In London 237 - Pete LockettFri, 2017-10-20 12:28

Award-winning rhythm master Pete Lockett on this A World in London!  Pete Lockett’s contribution to... See details

AWIL 236 - Global Music BonanzaThu, 2017-10-12 20:21

A Global music bonanza on this A World in London as Sophie Darling & DJ Ritu check out the best new international CDs!... See details

AWIL 235 - A Chabuca & Ajay SrivastavThu, 2017-10-05 16:39

A double helping of global guests from Peru to British Asia on this A World in London! Eloquent broadcaster Mabele... See details

A World In London 234 - Montgomery SadlerFri, 2017-09-29 19:05

Fresh young composer and infinite creative talent Montgomery Sadler on this A World in London! By day you’ll find... See details

A World In London 233Fri, 2017-09-22 14:31

Fantastic new non-stop global music on this A World in London as the team returns to SOAS Radio revitalised &... See details

A World in London 232 - HanitraFri, 2017-07-21 16:27

Malagasy singing icon Hanitra on this A World in London! Click here:... See details

A World in London 231 - Da LataFri, 2017-07-14 13:02

Cutting edge music pioneers Da Lata on this A World in London! It’s been a thrilling ride with Da Lata since... See details

A World in London 230 - PunjabtronixThu, 2017-07-06 16:52

Legendary producer Diamond Duggal aka DJ Swami on this A World in London! After being at the forefront of numerous... See details

A World In London 229 - Taj ExpressThu, 2017-06-29 12:21

Bollywood hero, Mikhail Sen from Taj Express on this A World in London! Click here:... See details

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