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AWIL 192 - Jaakko Laitinen

 Jaakko Laitinen nipped over to A World In London from Helsinki with an exclusive copy of his new single Naamioleikki! The charismatic band leader of Väärä Raha has been in our capital for the last week playing to rapturous audiences at Rich Mix & across the city, spreading his musical menu of Lapland folk, tinged with Russian, Balkan, and Middle Eastern vibes. I first met Jaakko in 2011 when we were both performing in sub-zero temperatures at Tallinn Music Week. We’ve stayed in touch ever since and along the way Jaakko has produced three wonderful albums, with a fourth due later this year. Together with Väärä Raha, Jaakko is a seasoned traveller, and their infectious blend of vox, accordion, trumpet, bouzouki and double bass has taken them to many far-flung corners of the globe, including Kazakhstan and Turkey. Surprisingly this was their first trip to London, but it certainly won’t be their last! Click here: More info:

Hossam Ramzy Sabla Tolo IV Egypt/UK
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha Mustikan Finland
‘ ‘ Saippuakupla ‘ ‘
‘ ‘ Tanssi Tanssi ‘ ‘
‘ ‘ Naamioleikki ‘ ‘
Branco Stoysin Who Tore The Pearls.. UK/Serbia
Lambrego Aboio Mineiro Brasil/UK
BaBa ZuLa Kucuk Kurbaga Turkey
San Lazaro No Me Cambie.. Australia
Seckou Keita If Only I Knew UK/Senegal
Martin Alvarado Campo Afuera Argentina

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: July 7 - Martin Alvarado @New Inn Ealing, July 7 – The London Klezmer Quartet @ Most Art Centre July 8 - 3 argentinas @ Roadtrip/The Workshop EC1V, July 9 - Gould McCormack Schimpelsberger Trio at Omnibus Clapham, July 11 - Hot Vultures @ Green Note, July 13 – Alexander D. Great & Debby Romain @ AWIL Live To Air, July 13 - A Girl With the Almond Eyes @ Sands Films Cinema Club Studios, July 14 – Harare & Diabel Cissokho @ The Jazz Cafe, July 16 + 17 – Yoruba ArtsFestival @ Clissold Park, July 17 – Sidestepper @ Village Underground, July 17 – Fanfare Ciocarlia, Bafula ++ @ Walthamstow Garden Party, July 22 – Don Kipper + Bafula @ SBC, July 22 – SAWCC London presents: Feminist Dissent journal launchSAWCC @ Rich Mix, July 24 - Mosaic Nights @ Green Note, July 26 – Beats Against Cuts @ Bedroom Bar, July 27 – Vesevo @ Old Queens Head N1, July 29 – De fuego at Fox and Firkin SE13, July 29 – Lokito Ya Congo @ RFH, July 30 – Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ The Alice, July 30 – Konono n°1 @ Rich Mix London.. More at
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A World In London – in its TENTH year! With Cultural Co-operation live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from Soas Radio London: and AWIL/CC at Resonance 104.4fm at 6.30pm, repeat Monday 8am, online, DAB & on Resonance Extra 5pm Wednesdays. Join us on Twitter @aworldinlondon This week Don Kipper + Bafula @ Resonance. Next week July 13 - Alexander D Great & Pandiva Debby Romain at the extra special Resonance Live to Air at White City with White Noise! July 20 Nii Okai Tagoe at SOAS & Katerina Mina at Resonance. Twitter:@djritu1 @aworldinlondon