Behind the Music

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Behind the Music

Performers of the world class bands performing in the SOAS Concert Series talk to Behind the Music, play their favourite tracks, share thoughts on their musical inspiration and tell whatever other good stories that might bring their music closer to you.

Each concert made available in a radio podcast in SOAS Concert Series On The Stage - great if you missed the date, or if you just want to listen again.

Shows are available here on the SOAS Radio website or the SOAS Radio Soundcloud page (

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Behind the Music - Dele SosimiThu, 2015-06-11 22:00

Will Roper speaks to Afrobeat Ambassador, Dele Sosimi, about the ingredients mixed and marinated that helped cook up... See details

Behind the Music Special - Beats of the AntonovTue, 2015-03-24 18:01

Will talks to musician and ethnomusicologist, Alsarah, about her involvement in 'Beats of the Antonov': Hajooj Kuka's... See details

Behind the Music - London Sacred HarpThu, 2015-01-22 19:51

In Behind The Music this week, we hear from Michael and Joe from London Sacred Harp. We learn all about this unique... See details

Behind the Music - Olcay BayirThu, 2015-01-22 19:35

In Behind The Music this week, we meet Olcay Bayir, a Kurdish-Turkish singer who brings the regions of Anatolia &... See details

Behind the Music - Oxford MaqamThu, 2014-12-04 19:45

Oxford Maqam members, Ethnomusicologist and Qanoun player Martin Stokes and vocalist Yara Salahiddeen give us a taste... See details

Behind the Music - Candomb?: Songs and Drums from UruguayFri, 2014-11-07 16:44

This week we invited Guillermo Rozenthuler along to the studio to give us some context about the concert he will be... See details

Behind the Music - V?rldens BandWed, 2014-11-05 21:48

In the latest show of Behind the Music, we talk to Cassandre Balbar and Charu Hariharan from V?rldens Band to find out... See details

Behind the Music - Music of the CaucasusWed, 2014-11-05 20:37

Presenting SOAS Radio's new coverage of the University's Concert Series: Behind the Music - Performers of the world... See details