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Interview with Yanis Varoufakis (International Social Labour 2019)Thu, 2019-07-18 17:33

On 13th and 14th July, SOAS hosted the International Social Forum organised by the Labour party and the SOAS Department... See details

Interview with Rachel Beckles-Willson - "Today is Good!" Album LaunchMon, 2018-06-25 14:46

Rachel Beckles Willson, ethnomusicologist, writer and musician was a guest at SOAS Radio, to present a new album she... See details

The film festival as laboratory - A conversation with curator Nico MarzanoFri, 2018-04-20 11:46

In this conversation with Nico Marzano - film curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London - we speak his... See details

Interview with Seun Kuti and preview of new album, Black Times.Thu, 2018-03-01 17:56

SOAS Radio was unbelievably glad to be hosting this musical legend, Seun Kuti, who is holding up the mantle of... See details

Being vulnerable, free and unafraid - An Interview with photographer Yumna Al-ArashiThu, 2018-03-01 13:53

In this interview with the Yemeni-American photographer Yumna Al-Arashi we will speak about her upbringing and... See details

Interview with Periklis Tsoukalas of BaBa ZuLa, the psychedelic fusion group from TurkeySat, 2018-01-20 19:03

In another interview series on SOAS Radio, Periklis Tsoukalas, the oud and synth player of BaBa ZuLa, joins us on Skype... See details

In Conversation with KelelaMon, 2017-10-23 16:12

Kelela is a singer, songwriter, second generation Ethiopian American and RnB artist behind the highly anticipated album... See details

Interview with Habib Koite; One of Mali's Guitar GreatsSat, 2017-10-07 21:24

Recorded over the phone, with Habib in Bamako and myself in North London, we talk about Habib's ethos as a musician and... See details

Interview with Kefaya; The Internationalist Music CollectiveSat, 2017-09-09 11:45

For this interview session I had the pleasure of speaking with Al MacSween and Guiliano Modarelli, the creative power... See details

Interview with Diabel Cissokho; The Senegalese griotTue, 2017-08-22 17:23

In this show I speak with Diabel Cissokho, the kora maestro and multi instrumentalist from Senegal, after the release... See details

Interview with Totó La MomposinaMon, 2017-04-24 18:20

Totó La Momposina has been performing for decades on international stages, introducing many to the amazing folkloric... See details

Interview with Ken Loach & Francesca MartinezWed, 2017-02-15 15:50

After a packed-out film screening of BAFTA award-winning I, Daniel Blake and a Q&A session at SOAS we caught up... See details

Interview with "Dear Home Office" - a Refugee Theatre ProductionFri, 2017-01-27 18:49

SOAS Radio had special guests Kate and Goitom from Phosphoros Theatre talking about their highly acclaimed theatre... See details

Talk: The Future, Women & Internet RadioTue, 2016-03-22 21:05

Awesome radio presenters Goldierocks (British Council), DJ Ritu (SOAS Radio/Resonance FM), Martha Caidan (BBC 1Xtra,... See details

Bungalow Road Music Special: Ithani Thalefi Wed, 2016-03-09 18:13

Songwriter and artist Itani Thalefi came to SOAS Radio during his UK tour with The Brother Moves On in December 2015.... See details

Interview with Theatre for Peace Director Ali Mahdi NouriMon, 2016-03-07 18:58

Interview with Ali Mahdi Nouri about his work as an actor & theatre director working with ex-child soldiers and... See details

Interview with SOAS Director Valerie AmosWed, 2015-12-16 20:03

The new SOAS Director Valerie Amos came to SOAS Radio for her first interview 3 months into her new job - we talked... See details

Interview with Startup Boat - founder Paula SchwarzTue, 2015-12-08 17:22

Founded in August 2015, Startupboat is an initiative that develops tech and innovative solutions to respond to the... See details

Anti-Corruption Day 2014: Songs Against CorruptionTue, 2014-12-09 01:27

How can activists use the arts to engage youth in the fight against corruption? Alice McCool interviews Lucky Ronald... See details

In Conversation: Diane Abbott MPTue, 2014-11-25 23:06

On Tuesday 25th November 2014, SOAS Radio's Daniel Avis caught up with the long-standing MP for Hackney North and Stoke... See details

WOMAD 2014 - A RetrospectiveThu, 2014-11-13 17:43

From legends of Studio One in Jamaica to ambassadors of musical freedom from Tehran, this years World of Music and... See details

Growing up with Music: Interview with Kyekyeku Fri, 2014-02-28 15:58

Kyekyeku tells us how he grew up with music, the roots of the Palm Wine genre and his path into the music industry.... See details

Linton Kwesi Johnson InterviewTue, 2013-03-26 16:26

Rita Ray interviews the Father of Dub poetry Linton Kwesi Johnson. See details

The untold story of the Syrian revolution - Interview with Syrian composer Malek JandaliTue, 2012-05-22 12:12

Recently, the renowned Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali played a concert in London which was organised by... See details

'Modern Flavours of Arabia' - Interview with Suzanne HusseiniTue, 2012-04-24 22:12

Suzanne Husseini is well known for her contributions to BBC Good Food and was host of one of the most popular Arabic... See details

Student Life at Al Quds University, InterviewTue, 2012-04-24 14:49

Tamara is from Palestine, Jerusalem and studies material engineering at Al Quds University. When she and some student... See details

Interview with Palestinian Students from Al Quds University ? Pursuing higher education in Palestine, a continuing challengeThu, 2012-03-29 17:12

This short documentary emerged from interviews made with a group of Palestinian students that visited London in... See details

Special Feature Dr Alena Rettova InterviewWed, 2012-03-14 21:23

Do you want to go tho Germany this summer? Dr Alena Rettova, world reknowned thinker and Swahili lecturer speaks, about... See details

Amadou & Mariam InterviewWed, 2012-03-14 16:32

DJ Madera Verde interviews internationally acclaimed Malian musicians Amadou & Mariam for his "Stop Making Sense"... See details

LifeLines: Episode 1Fri, 2012-02-24 17:40

Welcome to LifeLines, SOAS Radio's new show on the interesting lives and experiences of our very own SOAS students. In... See details

Special: George Duke InterviewMon, 2012-02-06 18:42

SOAS Radio?s Carlos Chirinos met up with veteran jazz musician George Duke during his European tour in London to chat... See details

Seminar on Development Communication Nora Cruz QuebralThu, 2012-02-02 15:03

On the 14th December 2011, Professor Nora Cruz Quebral was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the LSE for ?pioneering and... See details

Occupy London Stock Exchange 2Fri, 2011-11-18 20:45

In our second episode about the occupation of the London Stock Exchange, Stefanie Heerwig interviewed Jan Toporowski,... See details

Occupy London Stock Exchange Tue, 2011-11-01 19:15

On 15th October 2011 the occupation of the London Stock Exchange started with a big protest in front of St. Pauls... See details

Marcus Miller Interview : 20 years on since Miles DavisWed, 2011-09-28 20:14

It's been 20 years since Miles Davis' death and we at SOAS Radio have put together a small tribute to the jazz musician... See details

Bill Siemering: A conversation on Radio and Development Sun, 2010-06-06 03:00

The following provides excerpts from a recent interview with Bill Siemering, founder and president of Developing Radio... See details

World AIDS day: Interview with Amadou and Mariam Fri, 2009-11-27 02:00 in association with the SOAS' Stop AIDS Society present an exclusive interview with Malian superstars Amadou... See details

Interview with Sidney Mintz Sat, 2009-05-09 11:58

In an interview conducted in October 2007, OpenAir's Carlos Chirinos interviews internationally renowned anthropologist... See details

Interview with Professor Paul Webley Tue, 2009-03-31 03:00

In the first of a series interviewing the people behind the positions in SOAS, OpenAir's Sebilio interviews Professor... See details

Interview with Michael Ancram MP Wed, 2009-03-04 02:00

The Rt. Hon. Michael Ancram QC MP talks to OpenAir's Joel Flynn before giving the Centre for International Studies and... See details