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AWIL 232 - Hanitra

 Malagasy singing icon Hanitra on this A World in London! Click here:

It was a huge honour to welcome singer/songwriter Hanitra to AWIL and to be part of her debut performances in the UK. Hanitra is a legend in her native island of Madagascar with a career spanning four decades of heartfelt writing, composing, and performing. It’s her fellow people, particularly women, that she talks about in her lyrics, covering the challenges they face ranging from sexism to global warming and deforestation. Translator for Hanitra, was young Landy Rasam, a Malagasy student based in London, and she was utterly thrilled to meet Hanitra for the first time too! Listen in to this AWIL and get your hands on a copy of Hanitra’s latest ARC Music album – Lasa: Songs From Madagascar. Plus check out Hanitra as the sound ambassador for Schertler's audio:  Hanitra’s concert at Tuned In London on Wednesday was packed solid and you can still catch her at Bristol Folk House on July 21st.

This is our last AWIL at SOAS Radio before the Summer break. Have a wonderful holiday & thank you for listening! A huge thank you as well to Sofia Gaetani Morris, Sophie Darling, and Norman Druker, plus the SOAS Radio team. We’ll speak again in September!

ARTIST                                  TRACK                                   COUNTRY

Joji Hirota                   Chikyu                        Japan/UK

Alhousseini Anivoll     Chet Azawad             Niger

Herve Samb                Saaraba                      Senegal

Da Lata                      Deixa                          UK

Plastikes Karekles

Shirley Thompson       New Nation Rising    UK/Jamaica

The Ska Vengers        El Cumbanchero        India

Abatwa                      Beautiful Rwanda     Rwanda

Hanitra                       Avia                            Madagascar/La Reunion

‘           ‘                       Eka                             ‘                       ‘

‘           ‘                       Lasa                            ‘                       ‘

AWIL Goin’ Global Gigs Guide: July 22 Fundraiser for Grenfell Tower @ Brunei Gallery SOAS,  July 22 Nacao Zumbi @ Garage N1, July 23 Persia to Greece @ Green Note with Peyman Heydarian & Plastikes Karekles, July 27 Sola Rosa @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, July 29 Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights @ The Alice Bar EC3A, July 30 De Fuego @ Green Note...more at 

19/7/17  AWIL 232  #AWorldInLondon is podcast on #Itunes & #Mixcloud:   A World In London – in its ELEVENTH year! Live on Wednesdays, 4pm, from SOAS Radio:  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  Peyman Heydarian at Resonance, click: Next week global music mix at Resonance.  Twitter:@djritu1  @aworldinlondon