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AWIL 117 - IWD2017

 Trail-blazing International Women on this A World In London IWD special! Click:

We collected together some of the finest composer/musicians for this show, artists that have toured the globe, played the biggest stages, and created sparkling albums! They also just happen to be women. Jyotsna Srikanth, Sara McGuiness, and Kalia Lyraki also excel as innovators conjuring up new projects & festivals, and as educators inspiring the next generation of music-makers in Saharawi refugee camps to British/Greek/Cuban/Indian universities. Between them they have raised successful bands like Grupo Lokito, Kalia Lyraki Quartet, and Bangalore Dreams, led teams of merry men, and use their prowess and skills to navigate a way through an industry which is hardly female-friendly – see recent quotes from Madonna and Bjork!  What does it take to be a musical Wonder-Woman? Listen here for unmissable insights and the brilliant music by Kalia, Sara, and Jyotsna!

 ARTIST                        TRACK                                                            COUNTRY

Joji Hirota                   Suisei                                       Japan/UK

Kongo Dia Ntotila     Seben Steps To Heaven      UK/D.R.Congo

Mother Africa             Melodi Ya Lia                         South Africa

Kalia Lyraki & Xaos   All The Gods Together           Crete/UK

Jyotsna Srikanth        Thillana                                  India/UK

Grupo Lokito              Melody                            Cuba/Congo/UK

Jyotsna Srikanth        Spring                                     India/UK

Kalia Lyraki               Pindos Full Moon                   Crete/UK

Grupo Lokito              Guajira                                   Cuba/Congo/UK


8/3/17 – AWIL at Res 117  Online:  Pics by Layla Gatens. Sketches by Alban Low. Production by Sofia Gaetani-Morris & Norman Druker. Also this week, Jaswinder Singh shares the latest news about Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali at SOAS Radio! Next week the Yamato Drummers from Japan @ SOAS Radio and Alba Cabral’s all-female percussion outfit Let Drum Beat @ Resonance.

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