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 So many tracks these days revolve around an ‘Ooh baby’ sample - looped, pasted, and disposable in our Spotify- Snapchat times. Is this really all there is? Baby. But then a band like Ranagri roar gallantly to the rescue, with Gaelic roots, bansuri flutes, harp, bodhran,  golden harmonies and the voice of Donal Rogers, entwined around some good old-fashioned SONGS. There’s a fresh treasure trove of these on their new album ‘Voices’, a perfect accompaniment to glass of wine by the fireside, to warm the cockles of your heart and coax you through winter, until the hares and daffodils return in Spring. By then the talented song-writing team of Eliza Marshall, Jean Kelly, Joe Danks, and that man - Donal Rogers, will be back with a new CD including a cover version of Del Amitri’s ‘You’re Gone’. Hear an exclusive preview of that on this AWIL – our 200th edition at SOAS Radio - and thank your lucky stars that Ranagri are on a roll and feeling prolific, because with real songs like these, all is well in our world. Click here:


ARTIST                                  TRACK                                                   COUNTRY

Hossam Ramzy           Sabla Tolo IV                          Egypt/UK

Wayna Picchu            Tarmenita                              Peru

Varldens Band                       Revolution      Sweden/France/India/Senegal/UK

Bana Likasi                Mado Zaina                            Kenya

Bafula                         Langurutolu                           Gambia/UK

Amira Medunjanin    More Izgrejala Sjajna Mesecina   Bosnia

Ranagri                      The Rhythm Takes You Back   UK/Ireland

‘           ‘                       The Hare                                    ‘       ‘

‘           ‘                       The Snow It Melts The Soonest  ‘       ‘

‘           ‘                       You’re Gone                               ‘       ‘

‘           ‘                       The Wrong Direction                 ‘       ‘


AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: Nov 5 Adesh Sundaresan, Vamshikrishna Vishnudas, Jyotsna Srikanth ++ at LIAF @ Redbridge Town Hall, Nov 5 Catrinas Y Catrines @RFH, Nov 8 Chango Spasiuk @ Rich Mix, Nov 10 Djanan Turan @ Library Club, Nov 11 Juan Maria Solare @ The Recital Room, Nov 12 Bafula @ Coronation Gdns, Nov 12 Oysland @ Most Art Cafe... **AWIL LIVE at Southbank Centre FRIDAY DEC.9th – FREE!! – with Lambrego & The London Lucumi Choir!!**

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