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

  • 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

  • Guy Schalom

  • London

  • SAMBA TOURE

  • Cuba

  • Mokoomba

  • Martin Alvarado

  • AZIZA BRAHIM

  • Los Desterrados

  • DJANAN TURAN

  • Idan Raichel

  • Senegal

  • Mali

  • London Lucumi Choir

  • Pink Martini

  • Bassekou Kouyate

  • Brazil

  • TOTO LA MOMPOSINA

  • Mulele Matondo Afrika

  • Tamikrest

  • London Afrobeat Collective

  • DA LATA

  • Seckou Keita

  • Spain

  • Baloji

  • Sunday Driver

  • Ethiopia

  • Invisible System

  • percussion

  • interview

  • Namvula

  • AZIZ SAHMAOUI

  • Folk

  • YANTRA

  • Tatcho Drom

  • Angelique Kidjo

  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

  • Fanfare Ciocarlia

  • Carmen Souza

  • Western Sahara

  • Israel

  • Alexander D. Great

  • Serbia

  • Monsieur Doumani

  • Germany

  • De Fuego

  • Tania Saleh

  • Wara

  • SABRINA MALHEIROS

  • DR Congo

  • Valkania

  • The Alaev Family

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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

A World In London 228 - Eugenia GeorgievaWed, 2017-06-28 18:14

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

A World In London 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

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