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Musicophilia is inspired by the book by Oliver Sacks about people who for one reason or another have developed a deep love of music. In this show, you'll hear music from all ages and places that transcends categorisation. Every two weeks you will get a collage of music to listen to where Lia Lua draws from her collection of old and new music from all over the world, and uses knowledge from her research in Brasil, Colombia and Cabo Verde, and her current Masters in Ethnomusicology at SOAS to put together each show. Expect to hear the same universal ethos with a bit more bass in her live sets in and around London too.
Artwork by Hannah Meese and Julia Baker

By Year

  • 2018

  • 2017

By Tag

  • Electronic

  • World Music

  • jazz

  • Soul

  • latin

  • ambient

  • Folk

  • musicophilia

  • World

  • salsa

  • Tropical

  • Somalia

  • Contemporary Classical

  • religion

  • mambo

  • Experimental

  • Field recordings

  • Cuba

  • highlife

  • Brazil

  • maracatu

  • alternative

  • Timba

  • Tanzania

  • Taraab

  • Film

  • Bata

  • remix

  • Afro Latin

  • Son

  • Venezuela

  • Bubu

  • canada

  • Rumba

  • Funk

  • Latin American

  • afrobeat

  • afro-brazilian

  • Latinjazz

  • flamenco

  • Cumbia

  • Afro-Colombian

  • Cuban

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Musicophilia EP16 Arat Kilo | Barbatuques | Las Grecas | 30/70 | Nuri | Sir Victor Uwaifo | NérijaMon, 2018-06-25 17:52

In Episode 16 of Musicophilia, and the last live broadcast of the show this academic year,   Lia Lua takes you... See details

Musicophilia EP15 Yasuaki Shimizu | Chip Wickham | Waaju | Oliver Coates | Bantu Clan | Gato PretoTue, 2018-05-29 15:36

Lia Lua takes you through some recent and old favourites - from Mozambican Afro-futurists Gato Preto, 1970s Moroccan... See details

Musicophilia EP14 Cuba Music Special - Osaín Del Monte | Cachao | Ariwo | Irakere | Havana D'PrimeraSat, 2018-04-28 16:12

Cuban music is so rich and diverse that any summary of it will always be lacking. It’s why Lia Lua had to go there to... See details

Musicophilia EP13 Chouk Bwa | Nils Frahm | The Mauskovic Dance Band | Park Jiha | Kokoroko | MaajoThu, 2018-03-01 13:32

One half chill, one half dance! Tracklist: Camille - Fontaine de Lait Young Fathers - In My View Kokoroko -... See details

Musicophilia EP12 Yves Tumour | Barda | FYI Chris | Yoruba Andabo | Wacław Zimpel | Hugh MasekelaThu, 2018-01-25 15:08

Lia Lua presents a collage of music - in episode 12 of this show there will be folk music from the Azores, British... See details

Musicophilia EP11 with Vincent MoonThu, 2017-12-21 12:32

Lia Lua’s Musicophilia episode 11 includes a very special guest - Vincent Moon - a filmmaker who’s worked for many... See details

Musicophilia EP10 with Lido PimientaThu, 2017-11-16 17:06

In episode 10 of Musicophilia Lia Lua interviews Toronto-based, Colombian-born musician and interdisciplinary artist,... See details

Musicophilia EP9 Duval Timothy | Fatima Al Qadiri | Celia Cruz | Noya Rao | Ben Frost | Fats DominoSat, 2017-11-04 14:09

From etheral sounds for these winter nights, mixed with some pick-me-ups in the form of salsa and afrobeat to begin... See details

Musicophilia EP8 Bi Kidude | BadBadNotGood | SOPHIE | Témé Tan | Ensemble Entendu | Janka NabayThu, 2017-10-19 12:02

In Episode 8 of Musicophilia Lia Lua’s show starts in a very different place to where it begins. This musical odyssey... See details

Musicophilia EP7 Bambooman | 47 Soul | The Souljazz Orchestra | Grandbrothers | Mitú | Victor GamaThu, 2017-10-05 11:01

On the first of many live broadcasts for this show, DJ Lia Lua plays some selections that include new releases from... See details

Musicophilia EP6 Mongo Santamaría | Oscar Jerome | MC Floti | Saz'iso | Penya | Dengue Dengue DengueFri, 2017-09-22 14:34

In the new one-hour format of this show, Musicophilia host Lia Lua takes you on a journey from Albanian folk song,... See details

Musicophilia EP5 Photay | Miriam Makeba | Mo Kolours | Wu-Tang Clan | Msafiri Zawose | LulacruzaTue, 2017-09-05 14:32

As the summer wraps up, Lia Lua takes you through her usual eclectic mix of music from around the world from the late... See details

Musicophilia EP 4 Venezuelan Music Special with Miguel ColmenaresTue, 2017-08-22 19:10

This week, Lia Lua is joined by Colectivo Futuro's Miguel Colmenares to talk about the huge variety of Venezuelan music... See details

Musicophilia EP 3 Jlin | Meridian Brothers | Emanative | Bachar Mar-Khalifé | Four Tet | ABRA | NUTue, 2017-08-08 17:01

From pioneering female producers to field recordings from across the world, and from vintage African re-issues to... See details

Musicophilia EP2 Soundspecies | Metá Metá | Jonwayne | Altin Gün | Idris Ackamor | Roomful of TeethThu, 2017-07-27 16:46

In DJ Lia Lua's new show, Musicophilia, she will take you on a journey through many different ages and places. This... See details

Musicophilia EP1 Women's Music SpecialTue, 2017-07-11 17:34

In DJ Lia Lua's new show, Musicophilia, she will take you on a journey through many different ages and places, in this... See details