A huge thank you to Rahul Verma at the Metro newspaper for making AWIL his podcast of the week!! In just 6 months at SOAS Radio and 25 episodes, A World In London has had a fantastic start to 2012. Happy New Year! The show resumes THIS Wednesday at 6pm after the winter break!
New Year's Eve also went well for Kuch Kuch, my bollywood club. We sold out days before and our party to see out 2011 was awesome!
Sadly, the year also finished with the passing of some legends like Indian actor,Dev Anand and Cape Verde's Cesaria Evora. But 2012 opened with the conviction of two of the Stephen Lawrence murderers, bringing at least some relief for his family that have battled for justice for 19 years. I hope the parents of student Anuj Bidve don't have to wait as long.. Senegalese singer, Youssou N'Dour is running for president in his country, putting his distinguished music career on hold..
Saw a 1977 episode of Top of the Pops on telly the other night. The Drifters, Gladys Knight, Boney M, Johnny Matthis, and Donna Summer chatting to DJ Kid Jensen! Black artists were out in full force!