2019-07-03 13:20

SOAS Studio Sessions – Launch

SOAS Studio Sessions aims to bring you the diverse sounds buzzing from our students within the Univerisity walls – filmed within our own SOAS Radio Studio. Episode One: Rally by Zackiel Zackiel is studying Ethnomusicology and has taken musical inspiration from his travels. His unique vocals soulfully expand on his thoughtful lyrics, whilst his driving […]


2019-03-21 14:57

Heijra Interview

Hejira’s music has been bubbling away at the edges of the London alternative music scene for a while. Comprised primarily of session musicians Sam Beste, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne and Alex Reeve, Hejira came together in the late 2000s to create their own signature blend of post-rock and neo-soul. In 2012 their music caught the ear of […]


2017-10-28 18:00

Trio Da Kali @ The Old Church, Stoke Newington – 26/10

With the recent release of their debut album Ladilikan, a collaboration with Kronos Quartet the enduring tradition seekers, Trio da Kali have been kept very busy, performing on Worldwide FM and at Rough Trade in the lead up to their show at The Old Church. The Malian griot super-group were actually formed with the purpose […]


2017-10-05 18:26

Interview with Anchorsong

Masaaki Yoshida aka Anchorsong is no stranger to SOAS Radio, having made a guest appearance on Furniture Music. We caught up with him at WOMAD to talk about his live setup, how he views his musicianship and where he has been drawing his influences from lately. Anchorsong I saw you play earlier this year at the Mondomix […]


2017-08-22 18:32

Five Favorites from WOMAD 2017

A 1982 benefit double LP for the first “World Of Music, Arts and Dance” stated that it was the intention of the WOMAD festival to focus wider U.K. public attention upon the traditional and contemporary arts of non-western cultures as practiced in the U.K. as well as worldwide by playing host to artists, cultural exhibitions, […]


2017-07-27 15:26

SOAS Radio Resident Interviews – Dami Eniola aka Gugak Sounds

How did you end up at SOAS Radio? I’ve been at SOAS Radio for about two years. I started in 2014 and wanted to try my hand at something new. Studying Korean traditional music, I got a lot of questions from curious people. At the time, I thought if I could do a show about […]


2017-05-11 17:01

SOAS Radio Resident Interviews – Russ Jones aka Hackney GT

How did you end up at SOAS Radio? I knew the original station manager, the infamous Carlos Chirinos. He’s the one who convinced the university to set up a radio station. He’s unbelievable – a bit like a character from a children’s show I used to watch called Mr. Ben, who would appear in all […]


2017-02-24 15:02

World Radio Day 2017 – a recap!

On Friday the 10th of February academics, development organisations, and local stations came together for London’s premier celebration of World Radio Day hosted by SOAS Radio in conjunction with C4D and the Centre of African Studies. This was the sixth World Radio Day hosted by SOAS Radio with both new and familiar faces joining us […]


2017-01-23 20:08

Interview with Terre Thaemlitz

Terre Thaemlitz (1968) aka (G.R.R.L., Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion K-S.H.E, Social Material, Teriko, Terre’s Neu Wuss Fusion, DJ Sprinkles) is an award winning, Japan based multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ, transperson and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. I was first introduced to Thaemlitz’s body of work through her DJ Sprinkles […]