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 stars such as Javier Limon, Angelique Kidjo, Bebel Gilberto, AR Rahman, and Esma Redzapova. 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, Ritu also 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

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

By Tag

  • DJ Ritu

  • A World In London

  • AWIL

  • HOSSAM RAMZY

  • World Music

  • UK

  • World

  • SOAS Radio

  • India

  • Guy Schalom

  • SAMBA TOURE

  • London

  • Martin Alvarado

  • Mokoomba

  • Cuba

  • AZIZA BRAHIM

  • Los Desterrados

  • DJANAN TURAN

  • Pink Martini

  • Bassekou Kouyate

  • Mali

  • Senegal

  • London Lucumi Choir

  • Idan Raichel

  • Tamikrest

  • TOTO LA MOMPOSINA

  • Baloji

  • Ethiopia

  • Brazil

  • percussion

  • Spain

  • Invisible System

  • Mulele Matondo Afrika

  • Sunday Driver

  • DA LATA

  • London Afrobeat Collective

  • Seckou Keita

  • JAH WOBBLE

  • lucas santtana

  • SABRINA MALHEIROS

  • AZIZ SAHMAOUI

  • Wara

  • Alexander D. Great

  • The Alaev Family

  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

  • Te Vaka

  • Carmen Souza

  • Angelique Kidjo

  • Israel

  • Serbia

  • Western Sahara

  • Germany

  • DR Congo

  • Namvula

  • Arhai

  • The Bombay Royale

  • Tatcho Drom

  • Monsieur Doumani

  • Fanfare Ciocarlia

  • YANTRA

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AWIL 228 - Eugenia GeorgievaWed, 2017-06-28 18:14

Ubiquitous ULTRA-talent Eugenia Georgieva on this A World in London! Click here:... See details

AWIL 227 - Justice musicMon, 2017-06-19 10:12

New global music on this A World in London, including albums by Nomade Orquestra, Jupiter & Okwess, plus... See details

A World In London 226 - ScalperThu, 2017-06-08 22:49

Speaking words of wisdom and rapping from his Book of Humanity, Scalper was live in the studio on this A World in... See details

A World In London 225 - ArenaThu, 2017-05-25 19:51

An arena of new global music on this A World in London! On this show we light a musical candle for people who were... See details

A World In London 224 - Srdjan BeronjaFri, 2017-05-19 17:06

Drum disciple Srjdan Beronja on this A World in London! Ethnomusicologist, composer, and percussion maestro Srdjan... See details

A World In London 223 - Dunja BoticSat, 2017-05-13 05:29

Soulful, sultry, and sensational singer Dunja Botic on this A World in London! We’ve known Dunja Botic for two... See details

A World In London 222 - Strong n StableSat, 2017-05-06 03:02

A strong and stable selection of great global CDs on this A World in London. Listen in to Sophie Darling, Norman Druker... See details

A World in London 221 - Full swing!Fri, 2017-04-28 00:44

The AWIL team are back after their holidays and in full swing with the latest global CDs on this A World in London.... See details

A World in London 220 - New GlobalSun, 2017-04-23 14:49

New global CDs on this A World in London with Sophie Darling & DJ Ritu! ARTIST TRACK COUNTRY Joji Hirota Haru... See details

A World in London 219 - Chico ChicaSat, 2017-04-15 15:23

This Bank Holiday treat your ears to a multiplex of songs & spoken word wrapped around Salsa, Samba, Tango and Rai... See details

A World in London 218 - La LineaFri, 2017-04-07 06:56

La Linea, London’s number one Latin Music festival, boasts an all-star line-up of international greats like Toto La... See details

A World in London 217 - Non-BrexitDayFri, 2017-03-31 07:43

DJ Ritu & Norman Druker foil the Brexiteers with a global gathering of music on this A World in London. ARTIST... See details

A World in London 216 - Healing global musicFri, 2017-03-24 13:41

Healing global music on an unforgettable day... in A World in London. #WestminsterAttack #WeStandTogether ARTIST... See details

A World in London 215 - Yamato Drummers of JapanThu, 2017-03-16 18:13

The sensational Yamato Drummers of Japan dropped into this A World in London! Formed by Masa Ogawa in 1993 this amazing... See details

A World in London 214 - Rizwan-Muazzam QawwaliMon, 2017-03-13 11:58

Continuing the legacy of the late great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan are his nephews that... See details

A World in London 213 - Mother AfricaThu, 2017-03-02 20:19

Today was stressy because the water board turned off our taps for six hours to change the street's lead pipes. For many... See details

A World in London 212 - Idan Raichel & Golazin ArdestaniMon, 2017-02-27 13:27

An EXTRA special #AWorldinLondon at SOAS Radio featuring #globalmusic composer/producer Idan Raichel and London... See details

A World In London 211 - Bernard O'Neill - IRLFri, 2017-02-24 18:20

Wonderful to welcome back Bernard O’Neill to this A World In London! We last met in 2010 on a memorable bitter cold... See details

A World In London 210 - NAMLO and Ali Azimi!Fri, 2017-02-17 19:38

Our fantastic guests on this A World In London were Nepalese group Namlo & Iranian singer Ali Azimi, and both have... See details

A World In London 209 - Koral Society!Wed, 2017-02-15 05:43

Packets of throat lozenges lay scattered around the table in the SOAS studio last Wednesday, lying in wait for any... See details

A World In London 208 - Global music marches ahead!Fri, 2017-02-03 17:30

Global music marches ahead on A World In London! Fresh releases from Senegal, Spain, and Egypt previewed by DJ Ritu,... See details

A World In London 207 - Turns the heat up on new global albums!Thu, 2017-01-26 14:23

Turning the heat up on A World In London! Glowing global albums from Vietnam, Serbia, Iran, Italy, +++ previewed by DJ... See details

A World In London 206 - Nu global music for the New Year!Fri, 2017-01-13 15:31

A World In London welcomes in 2017 with fresh new global CDs! Listen in to our amazing international music selection... See details

A World In London 205 - Festive Global Feast!Thu, 2016-12-15 15:23

A final festive feast of global music for 2016 on this A World In London! ARTIST ... See details

A World In London 204Fri, 2016-12-09 13:17

Non-stop global music on this A World In London! We’re gearing up for A World in London-LIVE at the Southbank... See details

A World In London 203 - Vandana VishwasThu, 2016-11-24 17:14

Award-winning multi-talented music artist Vandana Vishwas on this A World In London! We first encountered Vandana... See details

A World in London 202 - TEYRFri, 2016-11-18 16:05

TEYR – three wise kings of soulful folk music on this A World In London! The trio TEYR formed in 2012, comprising... See details

A World In London 201 - 'Special Relationship' with global musicFri, 2016-11-11 11:57

Our ‘special relationship’ with the world and its music continues un-Trumped on this A World In London with new CDs... See details

A World In London 200 - RanagriFri, 2016-11-04 14:19

So many tracks these days revolve around an ‘Ooh baby’ sample - looped, pasted, and disposable in our Spotify-... See details

A World In London 199Fri, 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... See details

A World in London 198Thu, 2016-10-20 18:15

Time to turn on the heating, or, turn up the volume on our global winter warmers! New albums from Luisa Maita, Bonga,... See details

A World in London 197Fri, 2016-10-14 14:32

The new CDs just keep coming! – From the entire planet! Check out some super treats from Turkey, Brasil, and... See details

A World in London 196 - The Autumn global collection!Fri, 2016-10-07 13:55

A World in London is back at SOAS Radio with a magnificent autumn collection of global music! Listen in for some of the... See details

A World in London 195 - VesevoThu, 2016-07-28 12:44

So it’s time for the Summer break at A World In London but on this last show at SOAS Radio before the holidays,... See details

A World in London 194 - Nii Okai TagoeThu, 2016-07-21 12:41

One of our favourite CDs released this year via ARC Music is West To West by Nii Okai Tagoe, so we were thrilled to... See details

A World in London 193Mon, 2016-07-18 12:15

Healing music from the planet on this A World In... See details

A World in London 192 - Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara RahaThu, 2016-07-07 12:12

Jaakko Laitinen nipped over to A World In London from Helsinki with an exclusive copy of his new single Naamioleikki!... See details

A World in London 191 - Building Bridges with Global MusicThu, 2016-06-30 12:09

Building bridges with global music on this A World In... See details

A World in London 190 - Global Music for an Undivided PlanetFri, 2016-06-24 12:05

Global music for an undivided planet on this A World In London! As the UK slips into Brexit, this seems like a good... See details

A World in London 189 - Dhafer YoussefWed, 2016-06-15 11:43

The unparalleled voice & vision of Dhafer Youssef on this A World In London! Click here:... See details

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